With many Britons already feeling the pinch over the last couple of years with the downturn of the UK economy, a piece of good news is welcome. Winter can be a hard time for the elderly and those on fixed incomes who worry about paying their heating bills. However, there are many ways in which everyone can reduce their bill and help save the environment.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your bill is to set up a monthly direct debit. Many energy companies offer discounted prices for this option and it means you will know exactly how much is going out each month. In addition, often in the summer months you pay more than is needed and can end up with a surplus with the supplier which can help to offset large winter bills.
Another quick way to save money is to change your energy supplier. This does require some time and a certain amount of research but there are plenty of switching sites online that can help you find the best deal. Often added incentives are available like cash-back or gifts. Make sure you have all the facts, though, as some energy suppliers do not always put all their tariffs on switch sites.
If you have already done these money saving ideas then there are plenty of other ways to bring down the cost of heating your home such as: