Energy & utilities guides

Keeping down the cost of your energy bills and utilities is one of the easiest ways to bring down what you spend each month and we have produced a range of guides that can help you to save.

Smart meter energy-saving gadget

Energy-saving gadgets

It's important to save energy, and there are an increasing number of gadgets available to help you do so. We run down some of the options available in this guide.

Person regulating hot water temperature in shower

Using hot water efficiently

A lot of energy is used in heating and using water - are there ways of using hot water in an energy-efficient way? Our guide reveals all.

Energy bills on table

What is the energy price cap?

The energy price cap was brought in by the government to limit the amount that energy providers could charge customers, but has it worked and is it something customers should rely on? Find out in our guide.

Piggy bank with lightbulb, showing that saving energy saves money

Top ten energy-saving tips

We could all do with a few pointers on how to save energy - here are our top ten energy-saving tips.

Person using thermostat

What to do if you're worried about the cost of your heating

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.

Attractive hand pointing at energy meter.

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.

Middle aged couple choosing energy supplier

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.

Woman reading energy bill

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.

Young couple switching energy supplier

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.