Energy prices and the cost of living seems to be constantly in the news at the moment, so it’s easy to feel worried about the cost of your energy bills. As it’s Big Energy Saving Week, we wanted to share some resources to help you understand what’s happening with the energy market, in addition to some top tips on how to keep your energy bills down and use your heating systems efficiently. You will also find out how Hastoe can support you with all things energy related.
What's happening right now in the energy market?
Many of us will have seen it happening recently; energy firms going bust left, right and centre. Terms such as fixed tariffs and price cap are being thrown around a lot recently, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to understand what’s happening. Below are some helpful resources, which breakdown what’s happening to the energy market and what you should do.
- Money Saving Expert – Energy price cap
- Citizens Advice – Your energy supplier has gone bust
- Citizens Advice – Who’s taken over my energy supply
- Citizens Advice – What to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills
Our quick 5 tips to reduce your bills
1. Don't leave appliances on standby
This can save up to £40.00 per year. Nearly all modern appliances can be turned off and it doesn’t upset the timer programme.
2. Turn down your thermostat
Did you know that just by turning your thermostat down by one degree, you can save up to £65.00 per year.
3. Turn lights off when leaving a room
Turn the lights off when leaving a room. It’s a myth that it takes more energy to start them up.
4. Get draught proofing
You can shut your curtains to keep draughts out, keep doors shut and lay a rug on a hard floor.
Heat your home more effectively
Check out our handy heating guide
Still worrying? Let's talk!
If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills or if all the jargon being thrown around about tariffs, rates and price caps is confusing you, we are here to help.
Mark and Lisane, our Benefit & Welfare Advisors are on hand to advise. This service is open to all Hastoe residents and is completely free, so if you are struggling why not get in touch with our advisors today.
Contact our Benefit and Welfare team