Tips on reducing your fuel bills and energy usage.

Each week, our sustainability team will share energy-saving tips that can help you save money.

This week's tip is around:

Big Energy Saving Week: 27–31 Jan

Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign to help people cut fuel bills and access financial support. Our Home Energy Advice Service has put together the following tips:

Warm homes discount

The Warm Home Discount gives you a discount of £135 off the electricity bill if you meet certain criteria:

  • under 75 in receipt of the Guaranteed Element of pension credit only
  • over 75 in receipt of the Guaranteed Element of pension credit only 
  • over 75 and receive both the Guaranteed and Savings Elements

Some people on low incomes might also qualify. Please check with your energy supplier. 

Meter readings

Have you read your meter recently? Do you know if you get accurate or estimated bills?

Your fuel bill will show if you are being charged based on an estimate (E) or actual energy use (A). Estimated readings might be charging you too much (or too little).

To make sure you’re being charged properly, take meter readings and send them to your supplier on a regular basis.

Switch to Direct Debit

We know many people pay for their electricity or gas on key meters, but Direct Debit is usually cheaper.

What is Direct Debit?

Direct Debit is a way to pay regular bills. It’s done automatically, and these days is really simple and safe. All you have to do is tell the organisation you’re paying how much money they’re allowed to take from your bank, and the date it will be collected each month. And they have to stick to your agreement. If they want to change the amount or the date of collection they have to talk to you about it first.

It means you can control your bills and spread the cost of them to suit you. For advice on any of the above, please contact our Home Energy Advice Service.

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