Big Energy Savings Week is an awareness campaign, run by Citizens Advice to provide consumers across the United Kingdom with access to advice on the financial support available to lessen the burden of rising fuel bills, as well as information on how to lower bills.
Now in its eighth year, Big Energy Savings Week will run from Monday, January 21st to highlight the many ways we can all save money on our energy bills, from switching supplier to being more energy efficient.
There’ll also be a week-long series of Big Energy Savings Week events taking place across the UK, check this map to find an event near you.
2018 saw energy suppliers increase their tariff prices by unprecedented levels – increases in wholesale prices and the pressures of the price cap mean there are now just eight energy deals that come in at under £1,000 a year for the average household.
To put a bit more perspective on that, there were 77 such deals available at the start of 2018.
The only way to protect against the price hikes is to compare deals and switch to a better one – a fixed-rate deal that locks your rates in for the length of the contract is usually best, but there are some competitive variable rate deals around, so always run a comparison with us to weigh up which deal is best for you.
If you think switching supplier is too much hassle, or won’t save you any money, think again – you can switch online in a matter of minutes and be with your new supplier within a couple of weeks, and just making the switch could knock as much as £447 off your annual energy bills.
The short video below will show you just how easy it is to switch supplier with UKPower.
Switching energy provider is a quick and easy way to save money on your monthly gas and electricity bills. Make the switch with UK Power now
Switching supplier is only half the story though, and there are a few other things you can try to help bring your energy bills down even further.
When switching supplier, it’s worth considering the following, to see if you can trim a bit more off the cost of your bills:
Once you’ve switched supplier, you can cut your energy bills even further by being a bit more energy efficient. See if you can make any of these changes around the house:
For more energy saving tips and advice, check out How to reduce your electricity and gas usage.
Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.