The price that you pay for your electricity per kWh (kilowatt hour - the standard measure of energy used) can differ a lot between different suppliers. That difference might only be a few pence per kWh used, but over a month or quarter, that could build into a more substantial amount.
Here's some tips to help keep your electricity bills down:
- Switch to energy saving light-bulbs throughout the house
- Turn off lights and appliances when you're not in the room
- Choose paperless-billing from your supplier
- Consider a dual fuel tariff
- Opt for A-rated appliances
- Ensure your house is well insulated and has double glazing
- Put draught excluders at the bottom of any drafty doors
- Turning your thermostat down just 1 degree can help by around £75 a year according to the Energy Saving Trust
While these are all great tips, and are likely to help with the energy usage in your home, comparing different suppliers each year could highlight if there are cheaper options out there for you, as tariffs change quite regularly. If you're looking for a quick snapshot on where the best offers might be, we've put together a best-buy table.
When changing supplier, your pipes and meters all stay the same, it's only the company you pay each month (and possibly the amount you pay) that will differ.