Energy guides

These guides can help you save on your energy bills by explaining how to lower your bills and get a better deal. The guides offer tips to help you switch suppliers, insulate your home and cut your bills.

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The Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount is a scheme designed to help pensioners and lower income households save money on their energy bills. To find out if you're eligible, read our guide.

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Economy 7

Could you benefit from cheaper electricity rates at night? If so, Economy 7 energy might be for you. Read the guide to find out what it is and whether it's an option for you to consider.

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Who are the big six energy suppliers?

You'll hear a lot of talk about the big six energy suppliers, but who are they? Are they really worth your time? Is there even a big six anymore?

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What does Ofgem do?

Ofgem is the regulatory body for energy suppliers and consumers - read our guide to find out what its responsibilities are and when it could help you out.

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Economy 10

You might have heard of Economy 7, but what about Economy 10? Is it better? Is it worse? Should you try and take advantage of it? Our guide has the answers you need.

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Back billing

Back billing is a common occurrence within the energy industry. What do you need to know?

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Electricity meters explained

Each electricity meter isn't necessarily the same - there are several electricity meters and you'll need to know which one you have in order to make smart decisions about your energy.

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Energy supplier debt

What happens when you're in debt to your energy supplier? Our guide explains everything you need to know about energy supplier debt.

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How much does electricity cost?

We pay our energy bills, but do we actually look at how much electricity costs? And do we actually need to know at all?

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What is a standing charge?

What is a standing charge on your energy bill? Find out what it is and what it means for you in our guide.

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How to switch energy supplier when in credit

It might surprise you to learn that you can switch energy supplier when in credit. What's the process? How does it work? This is the guide you need.

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Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating tends to be thought of as one of those "made it" purchases, but it's actually more affordable than you might think. Our guide explains all.

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How do energy tariffs work?

Your gas and electricity tariff affects how much your energy costs, so picking the right one could save you money. Here is what you need to know about how your energy tariff works.

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Should you get a smart meter?

Technology is smarter than ever and a new monitor could cut the cost of your energy bills. Here is what you need to know about smart meters and whether they can save you money.

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How to manage your energy service

You may need to contact your energy supplier from time to time to make changes to your account. Here is everything you need to know about managing your gas and electricity.

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What is green energy?

Green energy is better for the environment than fossil fuels, and could help you save money on your energy bill too. Here is everything you need to know about green energy.

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How to choose the right energy tariff

Finding the right gas and electricity deal could save you hundreds of pounds a year on your energy bills. Here is what you need to know about choosing the right energy tariff.

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How to read your energy bill

Keeping an eye on your energy bills and usage could help you save money. Here is everything you need to know about reading your energy bill.

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How to switch energy supplier

You could save money on your gas and electricity by comparing energy prices. Here is how to switch energy supplier and how much you could save by choosing a better deal.

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How to handle problems with your gas and electricity

If you are having problems with your gas or electricity, there are ways to get help. Here is what you need to know about handling problems with your energy service.

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How to replace your boiler

New boilers are pricey, but what are gas boiler prices? Find out how much a new boiler costs, if it's worth the money and whether or not you really need one.

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Is a prepayment meter right for you?

Pay as you go gas and electricity lets you top up credit when you need to, but could cost you more. Here is what you need to know about prepayment meters and if they are right for you.

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Worried about the cost of your heating? Here's what you can do...

If you're worried about falling temperatures, snow and freezing fog this winter most of us reach to turn up the thermostat. But if you spend the winter with your heating on high, your energy bill may leave you feeling cold.

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Who supplies my gas and electricity?

Find out how to find out which gas suppliers and electricity suppliers are supplying your electricity, whether you've forgotten or never knew in the first place.

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What is the Priority Services Register?

For the more vulnerable amongst us, being signed up to the Priority Services Register could be very important. Find out more about what you could get if you sign up.

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