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Common energy wasting products

A simple way to cut your energy usage and reduce the amount you pay in gas and electricity bills is to identify the appliances and other products which use the most power.
Some are obvious – for example your central heating boiler, and your cooker – while others, such as a flat-screen TV, might be less so.

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Economy 7 energy tariff explained

This is an electricity tariff with different pricing structures according to the time of day. The electricity you use during the night costs less, per unit, than energy used during the day.

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Energy - your questions answered

Worried that you might be paying over the odds for your energy but don’t know how to see past the jargon and get yourself a better deal? We’ve put together a guide to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on all aspects of energy..

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Energy performance certificate explained

If you’re planning to sell or rent out a home in the UK, you have to pay for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
EPCs give prospective buyers or tenants some indication of how energy efficient a property is, and the certificates are required by law.

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Energy saving white goods

One way to shave pounds off your gas and electricity bills is to switch to more energy-efficient home appliances. From fridge freezers to cookers and washing machines, takes a look at how they work and why they’re so good…

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Guide to household recycling

You can reduce your household’s impact on the environment by recycling as much as possible.Your local authority will probably help to recycle the likes of glass bottles and old newspapers but when it comes to food waste and unwanted electrical goods, you may need to put in a bit of effort to make sure they don’t end up in landfill.

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Guide to reducing your carbon footprint

Keen to reduce your impact on climate change? Find out how here.

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Guide to the perfect boiler

Boilers are vital: they keep rooms warm, water hot and inhabitants happy. But not all boilers are born equal. By switching to a new, high efficiency condensing boiler, you could cut your carbon footprint by nearly two tonnes and save as much as £275 a year* on utilities bills. Read more >>
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How to complain to your energy supplier

What happens if you’re displeased with the service you’re getting from your energy supplier? Here are a few tips for how to best conduct yourself in order to get your problem fixed.

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How to reduce your energy use and fuel bills

As well as saving money through switching suppliers or tariffs, you could also save money on your bills by using less gas and electricity around the house. As well as saving money, you could also be helping to protect the environment.

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Monitor your energy usage accurately with a smart meter

A smart meter accurately monitors your energy usage. It uses GPRS technology to keep your supplier abreast of your usage in real time, and you can check your gas and electricity consumption via the web. Read more >>
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The energy supplier switching process

Find out how you go about switching energy supplies and how long the whole process takes.

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Your energy usage group

In terms of energy consumption, customers tend to be grouped by the industry into low, medium and high users. These groups were originally identified by industry regulator Ofgem. Here's our guide to understanding which group you fall into.