Dual fuel providers typically send larger bills to millions of people during the cold winter months – something that can inspire many to make changes to the way they use power.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on the case of the McGees, who recently moved to a new home and found their invoice more than doubled.
However, rather than accept the hike in costs, the family decided to adopt methods and ways of living that would see them cough up less cash each quarter.
They checked with their dual fuel provider and found they were eligible for a cheaper tariff – an option those who have the ability to compare electricity prices online also have.
The newspaper goes on to recommend actions such as installing an energy-efficient boiler and other appliances can pay off in the long run.
Britons were this week reminded by Consumer Focus that many npower customers are owed a refund of up to £100 by the dual fuel provider.
Posted by Jim Tidy
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