Household energy usage is soaring with everyone at home during the lockdown meaning higher bills are on their way. But anyone who has not switched their energy provider in the last 12 months is likely to be able to make big savings by switching to a better deal.
A comparison site may give you some good information on what options are available, but you still have to choose which new tariff you think is best for you and then make the switch yourself – which is not much fun and takes time.
So, if you want to save but can’t fact the hassle or confusion of trying to do it yourself, go to www.flipper.co.uk and subscribe to their energy auto-switching service.
It’s a simple process and free to sign up. Flipper search the market for …
Free-to-use utility billing service, BillHub has launched in the UK. It is designed to allow housemates – from students to young professionals – to split all their monthly bills and keep track of the exact outgoing payments from all parties online or via an app.
The BillHub makes the bill payment process more convenient, transparent and secure for renters. With the number of renters rising, since deposits are getting higher, it’s annoying that one person has to pay the bills and claim money from other occupants, so BillHub could be a great solution.
Users of the platform can mix and match the energy and internet providers they want from a range of providers which BillHub has partnered with – these include energy providers GenRent and Spark Energy, and broadband companies Virgin Media, Plusnet and TenTel. …
Heating your home over the winter can take a significant chunk out of your annual budget, and while none of us want to be uncomfortable in our own house, we’re all looking for ways to reduce our heating bills.
If you live in a rural area and use heating oil to heat your home, here are our tips on how you can get the most for your money.
The most important thing you need to keep in mind when trying to save money on your heating oil bills is that you should never suffer for the sake of saving a bit of money. It’s important to keep warm over winter, as not only will being cold in your home make you miserable, but prolonged exposure to the cold will increase your risk of illness.
You are no doubt turning up your thermostat as the cold snap has well and truly kicked in. Wouldn’t it be great if you had an intelligent thermostat that could control temperature for you, works with an app that allows you to set a monthly energy budget, and looks good too?
There are a range of new clever thermostats, from Google’s Nest, to German company’s tado, Netatmo and more. But I think I found a thermostat that offers the same functionality, but isn’t as expensive as the rivals, since it’s at least £50 cheaper!
Let’s look at their flagship product – the momit Home Thermostat has an attractive display …
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see your energy consumption on an app…in money terms?
Well lucky npower customers can do that. The energy provider has launched a new consumer app which can help you to forecast your bills. Available for both Android and IOS platforms, the app’s most distinguishing feature, the timeline, is an industry first (according to them).
- Unique timeline function to see past and future consumption, account events and payments
- Ability to submit meter readings
- View a history of bills, payments and meter reads
- Online chat facilities to help customers with queries
The npower app is available for customers to download from the Apple …
Don’t pay for utilities (energy) that you aren’t using while you’re on holiday. While some of us have been on holiday, others are yet to go. Whether you will be in another country, off to a festival or even a staycation in the UK, here are some tips to reduce energy consumption while you’re away.
Now you know that I don’t have much time, with a full time job, kids, household to run, so why reinvent the wheel? I found these great tips from home efficiency experts Zenith Home. Making these small changes will ensure your bills are at a minimum when you are out and about on holiday.
1. Give your fridge a break too
Your fridge is most energy efficient when it is stocked up but for most of us, prior to …