Reduce Energy Bills

October 17, 2011 by staff 

Reduce Energy BillsReduce Energy Bills, The average fuel bill of households in the UK is now £ 1,345, according to regulator Ofgem energy. This fall has seen a new round of price increases of the “big six” energy companies, and many of us are paying £ 300 more than they did a year ago.

The government is conducting a summit with the Big Six energy suppliers. Prime Minister David Cameron and Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, said the summit will focus on “getting people the help they need to reduce your bills on time for this winter.”

There are some things families can do to reduce the amount they pay. Here are some you might consider:

If you have not changed, do comparison website says that in 2010 the average savings achieved by consumers using the site for change was 301 pounds, and that half of customers achieve savings of £ 430. If you are currently on a standard rate, you should be able to save money by shopping around.

Paying by direct debit This can save consumers up to 10% or around £ 100 a year, according to Citizens Advice.

Sure you are not overpaying If you are paying by direct debit, after a few months to see how the amount paid matches the level of their accounts. If, after the winter months, which is likely to fuel use, your account is in credit, ask your doctor if you can reduce your monthly direct debit or payment in excess of his back. Ofgem has a guide to the implementation of a direct debit account.

Choose an online fee of Scottish Power, British Gas and npower are among the vendors offering their best deals to customers willing to pay by direct debit and manage your account online. Log on to 24 online npower offers a savings rate of around £ 250 in fuel bills double the average.

See if you qualify for free insulation The government has said it will write thousands of consumers who are entitled to free home insulation through the warm front scheme. This can reduce the bill of £ 100 a year.

That saving energy at home also to improve their insulation, more adventurous consumers might look to upgrade their boilers, energy efficient windows form project or test your windows – can lead to reduced long-term costs .

See if you qualify for a discount off the hot main scheme provides low-income pensioners £ 120 on their fuel bills this winter, but should apply.

Take regular meter readings according to the Energy Saving Trust, if your gas and electricity do not read regularly, bills based on estimated readings mean you could end up paying much more than they actually use.

Here are some ways you can reduce your bills. Have you tried any of them out, and if so how do they work for you? We would like you to share your experiences in the thread below as well as some tips you can save.

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