Category Archives: Energy Tariffs
Understanding what costs go into that dreaded bill that arrives on our doormats can be confusing, and although we might sometimes feel as though the costs are plucked out of thin air, there are numerous factors that are taken into account. Below is a breakdown of what costs are involved in a dual fuel bill [...]
Gas central heating is the most common way to heat our homes. However, approximately 3.6 million homes in the UK are not connected to mains gas.
If, like most people, you think it’s time to start assessing just where all your money on electricity is going, it may be time for you to invest in an electricity monitor. While this in itself won’t save you money, it will show you exactly where the majority of your electricity bills are coming from, [...]
The smart meter has come under scrutiny this week as the Government moves to install one in every UK household by 2020, citing the benefit to consumers and suppliers. This move, however, is not heralded by everyone. Many people do not understand what a smart meter is.
The majority of the energy produced in the UK is obtained by burning fossil fuels which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere thus contributing to the greenhouse gases and global warming. However, as increased pressure is put on finding renewable energy sources, the use of renewable and carbon-free electricity sources such as nuclear are on [...]
Summer is over and the nights are already starting to draw in. Soon winter will be upon us which for those that struggle with fuel poverty can be a difficult and frightening time. The colder days mean higher fuel bills which some cannot afford to pay.
Smart meters have been introduced to replace the standard gas and electricity meters installed in your home, with plans for every home in the UK to have one by the year 2019. There will be no need for meter readings once these are installed and they will also allow you to monitor how much energy [...]
Many people don’t know they have it. Others don’t understand it. Some just presume it is saving them money. Economy 7 is the electricity tariff that offers customers 7 hours of energy through the night at a much cheaper rate.
According to a new report conducted by Professor Gordon Hughes, by 2020 the average UK household could expect to be paying a whopping 58% more on their electricity bills because of the Government’s ‘obsession’ with wind power. Taking the average up to more than £300 extra per year, the report throws into question just how [...]
The Economy 7 energy tariff is very popular in the UK; particularly with people who use electricity to heat their home. The basic principle is that the tariff makes electricity far cheaper at night than during the day; meaning you can save money by heating your home at night. This is a good idea in [...]
As we all know, over the past few years energy prices have been soaring and despite some recent small cuts to the standard tariffs, this trend looks set to continue. As prices rise faster than inflation, the percentage of net income which is taken up by fuel bills grows and we can no longer afford [...]
One of the most common misconceptions about reducing your power bill or being a friend of the environment is that you’ll have to suffer through cold showers and live by candlelight. The truth is that it doesn’t require significant lifestyle changes to cut your energy consumption and save money on your power bill. Rising energy [...]
In these current times of austerity, every one of us is keeping an eagle eye on the money we spend and finding ways to cut costs and reduce outgoings. One of our biggest household expenses is gas and electricity with the cost of running the average household in Britain standing at approximately £1335 – Dual [...]
The gas and electricity companies have done it again. Increasing their prices just before winter when everyone’s consumption will be at its highest. On average gas will be rising by 17.4 per cent whilst electricity will see a rise of 10.8 per cent. This has led to many too scared to turn their heating on [...]