Big Energy Savings Week: 20-24 October 2014
Today heralds the start of Big Energy Saving Week 2014, which is obviously a pretty big deal for everyone here at Love Energy Savings. Energy suppliers, consumer groups and the government will be putting more and more emphasis this week, on how we can all help to alleviate concerns over energy bills.
Through guides, advice and quick wins regarding energy saving, it is hoped that this week will help business and domestic energy customers to see how they can lower their energy consumption and therefore lower their monthly outgoings.
Scheme from Citizens Advice Bureau
This video from Citizens Advice Bureau sums up their take on Big Energy Saving Week 2014, their efforts are being complemented by those from Age UK, the Government, The Energy Saving Trust and a host of other charities and non-profit organisations.
The idea of the Big Energy Saving week is that it takes place just before the winter and the time at which we become the most dependent on our gas and electricity. With many home energy customers struggling to make ends meet and therefore afford increasingly expensive energy prices, the Citizens Advice Bureau also has lots of information available for consumers looking to lower their energy bills.
Interestingly, around half of all individuals who go to the Citizens Advice Bureau with concerns about paying their bills and of these, just 16% have moved energy supplier. This ties in with research recently conducted here at Love Energy Savings, whereby we revealed that despite concerns over affordability; we still seem to be reluctant to make that move and lower our energy bills substantially. You can find out instantly, just how much you can save by switching supplier by using our free comparison engine.
Remember, you can switch suppliers and save money even if you are a tenant and if you use a prepayment meter, if you have never switched before you could save an absolute fortune.
Tips From Citizens Advice Bureau
So, what advice do the Citizens Advice Bureau have for home energy customers looking to streamline things this winter?
Customers are urged to check with their current energy supplier to see if they are paying too much for their energy. Although switching providers is almost always the best option, checking for cheaper prices with existing suppliers can sometimes be the prudent plan of attack. Suppliers are now required by law to tell energy customers what their cheapest tariff is, once a year.
There are still countless thousands of home and business energy customers who have not switched their energy supplier, despite the incredible savings they can make. You can use the services of an energy price comparison website such as Love Energy Savings, to find out exactly what you can save in a matter of seconds. We will also take care of the whole switching process for you, completely free of charge. We are also accredited by the Ofgem Confidence Code, which means you can rest assured that you are getting the best quote.
There are tips available on the Citizens Advice Bureau website on how homeowners can use less energy. Perhaps the biggest one is the installation of insulation due to the fact that a quarter of a home’s energy is lost via the roof. There are also lots of other energy saving tips available from how to use curtains to effective use of hot water taps.
The Big Energy Saving week also has the objective of helping customers who are struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills. Although many consumers aren’t aware, there are actually all sorts of options available for people who are coming up short when it comes to making their payments. Contact suppliers to set up payments plans, benefits and extra help are all covered on the Citizens Advice dedicated Big Energy Saving Week section and should be checked out by anyone with financial worries regarding their energy. Alternatively, you can take a look at the following video;
If you are still not quite sure how you can lower your energy bills after taking a look at the Big Energy Savings week centre, you can always get in touch with Love Energy Savings for a free consultation. We are in touch with all of the major energy suppliers and can make sure you are on the cheapest tariff in no time at all. All you need to do is use our free energy comparison engine or call 0800 9888 375.