I watched last night’s show, the first in the new series, and thought I would share what I learnt:
- Switch your energy tariffs now – for a typical usage rate of £1,060 , you could switch to a fixed deal of £820. If you want longer term security, Martin mentioned the standard two year fix from isupply at £870. You can also pick a tariff no matter how much you use – Green Star unlimited usage comes in at £1050, perfect for people who are too scared to put their heating on, as they know the price is fixed no matter how long they use it.
- It’s easy to switch – five punters easily switched on the show. Paul who’d been with British Gas with 37 years, because it’s a trusted big name could save
We’ve been with Utility Warehouse since Mr Bargain Hunter met someone at a business breakfast meeting and switched our energy provider.
When Mr Bargain Hunter originally checked Utility Warehouse offered a good deal, as their utility prices were cheaper than others on the market. They also offered cash back at a few per cent at major retailers.
While I check household and car insurance prices every year, and got the same insurance £100 cheaper from the same provider last year, Mr Bargain Hunter always assumed that Utility Warehouse remained a good deal.
Late last year we had solar panels installed ahead of the change in the reduction in feed in tariffs. With the panels we will save on electricity bills and have paid for them in about 10 years….please let there be lots …
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 …
You’ve probably heard about smart meters being introduced to all households by 2020…well that’s the target anyway.
I heard about Loop Energy Saver monitors today and they claim to offer a credible alternative to the smart meter programme, enabling consumers to monitor both gas and electricity usage in real-time and therefore keep track of energy spend immediately. Currently less than 5% of British households have a smart meter and most households won’t have them until 2020.
The company behind the Loop Energy Saver monitors claim that they differ from other energy monitoring products by:
- Simultaneously monitoring both gas and electricity usage in real-time
- Offering impartial information about energy tariffs via weekly emails alerting consumers to the best deals on the market
- Making it easy to switch either directly to another energy provider or via comparison
The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Christmas tree lights are being switched on, radio stations are playing our favourite festive songs, and local supermarkets are stocking their aisles with tasty turkeys and mouthwatering mince pies. But while we fuss over our food preparations and Christmas decorations, it’s easy to forget that we are using up precious (and expensive) energy.
To help you save energy amid the holiday hype, www.zenithhome.co.uk the energy saving experts, have put together some simple tips to help keep your energy bills cheap and cheerful so that you can have a holly jolly Christmas:
- Deck the Halls with LED Lights
Switching your usual festive fairy lights to LED or solar powered Christmas lights will save stacks of energy and will cost six times less to run. If all 26 million UK …