In 1970, the UK used one-fifth less energy than Britons consume today. How is this possible, given the ever-growing fervent push toward environmental, ecological and climate change awareness that’s taken place over the past two decades? With power costs soaring beyond manageable points, and shoppers desperate to find the lowest tariffs, it is now more critical than ever to begin an energy comparison exercise at home. Continue reading Energy comparison at home
When it comes to electricity consumption, all devices are not created equally. In fact, a few of your devices are likely responsible for a huge percentage of your energy usage each month. When you have the Economy 7 tariff enabled in your home, it is especially important to realize which electronics are the greatest culprits for using electricity. These appliances are the ones that you should make every effort to run only in the seven daily hours during which you are charged a lower rate for your power usage. Here are some of the worst offenders when it comes to electricity consumption. Continue reading Electrical devices that can make or break your Economy 7 savings
The whole point of the European Union’s policy to deregulate the retail energy supply market in 1996 was to bring to consumers the freedom to choose one energy supplier over another. The hope was that competition would help raise quality of service and help keep prices down. A free market only works as planned, though, when the consumer is well-informed. Britain has the most open and free energy competition in Europe. Yet, a large part of the consumer base never uses the freedom it has to switch suppliers and find the cheapest electricity. The reason is that they are stalled by a number of myths about how the system works. Continue reading Do these myths keep you from getting the cheapest electricity
Timing really is everything when you pay for your electricity with the Economy 7 tariff. This pricing structure, which allows consumers to pay a lower rate for their electricity for seven hours out of every day, is often misused by many people at home. Just as you can save money by making the best use of the tariff, timing your energy usage unwisely can end up costing you. There are a few habits you should try to change if you want to save as much as possible on electricity when you have this tariff. Continue reading Change your habits to make the most of Economy 7
Do you hate taking cold showers? Many households suffer from not enough hot water for various reasons. Perhaps you have quite a few people living under one roof, or someone in your household loves to take extremely long showers. Or maybe running your dishwasher or washing machine right before you take a shower drains the water heater. Many people consider installing a tankless water heater as a solution to the problem. Continue reading Should I get a tankless water heater?
There is so much to organise when you move to a new house, and every little uncertainty can add to the stress. For example, you may worry about exactly what you should do regarding your gas and electricity in your new home. Read on to discover everything that you need to know in order to make sure that there is a smooth transition. Continue reading What to do about gas and electricity when you move house