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Easy energy – direct debit explained

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Our guide to the benefits and drawbacks of direct debit on your gas and electricity bills

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Confused.com’s guide to energy-saving white goods

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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, Confused.com takes a look at how they work and why they’re so good.

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Have you reached boiling point? Confused.com’s guide to the perfect boiler

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Boilers are vital to any home: 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.

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What to do if you smell gas – safety tips from Confused.com

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If horror stories of gas explosions leave you tossing and turning in your bed, fear not. There are ways to keep your home safe from gas leaks - and it doesn’t involve cooking over an open fire!

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Rules To Ensure Energy Firms Fair

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Ofgem has proposed new rules for energy companies to follow to ensure customers are treated fairly.

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Monitor your energy usage accurately with a smart meter

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A smart meter is a cunning little gizmo that accurately monitors your energy usage. It uses GPRS technology to keep your supplier abreast of your usage in real time.

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Top tips for managing your energy bills

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Although the worst of the winter chill has passed, the hangover from this is the most shocking energy bill of the year. If you’re worried about paying your energy bill after months of climbing gas prices and freezing conditions, then help is at hand... In the shape of our handy energy bill management tips.

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Energy supplier obligations: What should they be doing for us?

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We know energy suppliers provide us with our much-needed gas and electricity, but there’s a whole lot more they’re supposed to be doing too. After all, lights turning on and cookers heating up are just one small part of the service you pay for.

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Don’t get left out in the cold – insulate your home

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Our guide to keeping your home cosy and your wallet fatter. There’s never been a better time to think about ways to cut your carbon footprint and slash your gas and electricity bills.

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15 green tips to save money and the planet

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Here are Confused.com’s top fifteen energy saving tips that could also save you money…

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