Here are uSwitch.com’s top ten tips to cutting your energy bills down to size:
1 Shop around
If you are still sitting on your supplier’s old-fashioned and expensive standard tariff then you are paying far more for your energy than you need to.
2 Pay By direct debit
Energy suppliers offer valuable discounts for paying by monthly direct debit, plus it makes it far easier to budget and avoid those heavy winter bills.
3 Go for a fixed price deal
You will enjoy low prices today, plus be protected from future price hikes.
4 Have an annual review
Make sure you check the market to ensure you are still paying a competitive price.
5 Do your research
Use an independent price comparison and switching service to find out about all the deals on the market.
Take advantage of free or low-cost home insulation – energy suppliers are racing to hit government targets so are giving away insulation and energy efficiency offers.
7 Switch it off
Turn lights off when not required, don’t leave TVs, computers or gadgets on standby and turn your heating down by one degree.
8 Standby savers
If you’re not very good a turning things off then invest in a standby saver.
9 Radiator boost
Cut your annual heating bills by up to £140 with a Radiator Booster (£24.95) which circulates the warm air.
10 The low energy cuppa
Cut the cost of your cups of tea – the Eco Kettle LD201A (32.99) uses an average of 31 per cent less energy than any other kettle.
• Details of these and other products are available at: uswitch.com