However, there have been fears that rising energy costs would be mean people were unable to afford to heat their houses properly.
A recent survey form the National Housing Federation found that up to seven million people are living in a state of fuel poverty, where they spend more than ten per cent of their income on gas and electricity. It is calling on energy suppliers and the government to help reduce the cost of energy.
People on benefits could be entitled to cold weather payments if the temperature in their area drops below freezing seven days in a row.
Winter is often the most expensive time for energy bills. The most recent advice from Think Money to avoid falling behind on your bills is to compare gas and electricity suppliers to get the best deal.
Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.