Big Energy Saving Winter

January 25 2021

Big Energy Saving Winter is a national campaign organised by Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to help you cut your energy bills and get the financial support you’re entitled to.

Winter can often be problematic for fuel-poor households across the nation. The impact of a national lockdown during the winter months has resulted in an even higher increase in our domestic energy consumption and consequently higher energy bills. As many of us embrace the new ‘normal’ of working from home or find ourselves isolating inside, the heating is on more than usual, kitchen appliances are being used more often and we are more reliant on other electricals meaning our home energy usage is up higher than ever before.

With lots of helpful tools and advice available you can save money while keeping your home warm this winter.

  • Check to see if you’re eligible for discounts, grants and support

Energy bills are a big worry for many of us this winter. But you could save money on your bills simply by checking you’re not paying more than you need to. Click here to check if you are eligible and getting the best deals on your energy bills. By following the quick and easy steps you could reduce your bills without having to cut down on the energy you use.

  • Switch your tariff or energy supplier to get the best deal

Did you know that 27% of people in the UK have never switched energy provider? By switching supplier or tariff, you could save hundreds of pounds. Click here to take small steps and make big savings this winter. You could save money on your energy bills by using the price comparison tool to compare prices, and by switching tariff or supplier to get the best deal.

  • Save money by becoming more energy efficient

There are many ways to save energy and reduce your energy bills this winter. Each small step adds up to a bigger saving and will help keep your home warm. Click here to find simple tips and advice, you may be able to save up to £75 a year.

Find out more about the different ways you can reduce your energy bills this winter with Energy Saving Trust.

The Green Homes Grant can provide vouchers worth up to two-thirds of the cost of upgrading the energy efficiency of your home. If you apply for a Green Homes Grant but need support to fully fund the works, we may be able to help with a GHG ‘top-up’ loan. Contact us or read our blog here to find out more.

The Warm Home Discount is a Government scheme offering a discount to eligible households towards their winter electricity bill between now and 31 March 2021. If you’re eligible you could get up to £140 off your electricity bills this winter.

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