Big Energy Week 2012

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What is Big Energy Week?

Big Energy Week

Big Energy Week is a Government sponsored campaign coordinated by Citizens Advice to help consumers find ways of cutting their energy bills this winter. From the 16th to the 21st of January Citizens Advice will be running Energy Best Deal workshops at hundreds of events around the country, while Fuel Debt advice will be given through Citizens Advice centres. The events will be held in shopping centres and other public venues, with suppliers and switching websites attending. Big Energy Week will also be supported by the regulator Ofgem and the watchdog Ofgem.

Big Energy Week is a good opportunity for everyone to review their energy usage to find ways to save money. We urge readers to spread the word so that as many people as possible will be involved and can benefit in finding ways to cut energy costs.

What will be doing for Big Energy Week?

As one of the UK’s leading centres for energy advice and information, will be joining the effort for Big Energy Week, offering free, impartial advice on how to save you money. While also attending Big Energy Week, have set up a new freephone energy advice number, 0800 860 6866. Call us at any time during working hours for help and instruction on how to save money on your bills. Also, be sure to check out our Top 5 Big Energy Savings Tips below!

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Watch our 'How to save money on your energy bills' video

We've put together a handy instructional video on how to save money on your energy bills in 3 easy steps!

Many energy consumers have already discovered that they can cut their energy costs by switching through the switching service. Nine out of ten comparisons made through the switching service show an energy saving; the average saving made by switching through is approximately £200!

Our Top 5 Big Energy Saving Tips

In case you can't wait for Big Energy Week, we've put together our Top 5 Big Energy Saving Tips!

  1. Check that you’re on the cheapest available tariff in your area. The easiest way to do this is by entering your post code into the post code box below and clicking Compare Prices. Switching your supplier can be as easy as selecting the tariff you want, filling in your details, and clicking confirm. The average user saves around £200 by switching supplier.
  2. Get loft and cavity wall insulation. Cavity wall insulation can save energy users up to £270 and costs can be as low as £149 pounds. Some users qualify for free. To find out more, check out our Home Insulation page.
  3. Try turning your thermostat down by 1 or 2 degrees. Because heating and cooling accounts for 50% of a typical household's energy costs, turning down your thermostat by even 1 or 2 degrees can make a big difference in your monthly bills.
  4. Spend less time in the shower. Showers and baths account for most of a household's hot-water use. Cutting showers from 20 minutes to 10 minutes could slash water-heating costs by 25%.
  5. Turn off your appliances after you’ve used them. Turning off the home computer and games console when not in use can save you money. At the very least, turn off the computer monitor, which accounts for most of a computer's energy use.

Find out how much you can save!

Enter your post code into the box below and click Compare Prices to find the cheapest tariff in your area:

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