Tag Archives: Energy in the United Kingdom

Why dual fuel tariffs are better protected from price increases than other tariffs

As energy prices seem set to continue their upward trend, at least into the foreseeable future, many consumers in the UK are looking for ways to keep their energy costs down. One of the best and most popular options available to energy consumers is the dual fuel tariff. This tariff works in a unique number of ways that helps customers avoid the worst energy price increases. In this article, we will explain what dual fuel is, and why it can help consumers get the best deal on their energy bill compared with other types of tariffs, even in a highly fluctuating energy market. Continue reading Why dual fuel tariffs are better protected from price increases than other tariffs

Change your habits to make the most of Economy 7

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

Four predictions for the UK gas and electricity industry 2013

Many people will be glad to have seen the back of 2012, especially in regards to their gas and electricity bills. Five out of the six ‘Big Six’ energy firms bumped up their bills last year, leaving many of us having to pull our purse strings even tighter in order to get by. E.On crashed the party a little later, bumping up their prices mid January. So with price increases greeting us at the tail end of last year, this blog looks at four predictions for the gas and electricity industry in 2013. Continue reading Four predictions for the UK gas and electricity industry 2013

What is the best way to save on energy prices in the UK?

When customers open their energy bills, there is almost an immediate sigh knowing that they will have to pay high prices to companies for their gas and electricity bills, and in most circumstances do not have any control over these prices. In most cases, the companies that control the gas and electricity needs for most customers are chosen when that person moves into the location and most customers will stick with that company until they move. In past years, the ability to choose or research an energy company in the UK simply has not been available, and pricing to customers directly has never really been an option, especially in an online format. Continue reading What is the best way to save on energy prices in the UK?