What’s in your loft? Apologies if it sounds like a personal question, but the fact of the matter is that learning how to insulate a roof – or at least the loft underneath that roof – could stop a quarter of the heat that escapes from your house to the air outside. That’s how much is getting […]
Category: Energy Guides
Easily find your MPAN or MPRN supply number
Before you can even start thinking about switching energy suppliers (and you really should be thinking about it), you have to be certain exactly who your current supplier is. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. While the opening up of the market has led to choice and competition, it’s also led to a great deal of […]
Should you turn plugs off at the wall to save?
Everybody likes saving money. We’ll put that another way; everybody likes spending the money they’ve saved. If you buy a car for £500 less than the first price you were quoted, then you’ve got £500 to treat yourself to anything from a European city break to the latest games console. The actual act of saving […]
Energy watchdog Ofgem and who they regulate
Ofgem stands for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. It’s a non-ministerial department of the government, tasked with overseeing and regulating the companies who operate in the UK’s gas and electricity networks. Ofgem is an industry watchdog and regulator, similar to Ofsted (for education), Ofcom (for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries) and Ofwat (for […]
The worst rip-offs: ranked
Whether it’s a few pounds or a few hundred, getting ripped off is a guaranteed day-ruiner. Sometimes there’s not much we can do about it (if you can find a solution to ridiculous parking charges, please let us know), but sometimes there’s a surprisingly easy way of dealing with it. Some things are guiltier than […]
How would you spend £350 this Bank Holiday?
£350 is not to be sniffed at. That’s a sizeable amount of cash that could make a real difference to anyone’s wellbeing. So what’s the significance of that figure? £350 is the average amount you can save a year by signing up to Look After My Bills. All that money you’re overspending on your energy […]
How do green energy suppliers work?
So just what is green energy? It sounds a bit like that spring in your step you get from chugging a kale and spinach smoothie on a Wednesday afternoon before the gym. But no, green energy is, in fact, the future of the world… Green energy, also referred to as ‘renewable energy’ or ‘clean energy’ […]
Pros and cons of underfloor heating
Around 30 years ago, the thought of underfloor heating was enough to make people dream. A luxury commodity reserved for the elite. The lucky ones.But the yearning for warm feet goes back a lot further than that. As long ago as 5,000 BC, early types of Kang and Dikang (heated floor) were found in China, […]
Setting up gas and electricity in a new home
Moving home is exciting, but it can also be a little daunting. Packing up your entire life into boxes is enough to bring about sleepless nights and cause you to overlook things like your energy bills. But to ensure you don’t get stung with extra charges and have the capability to make a tea when […]
UK’s average gas and electricity bill
According to January 2022 figures from industry watchdog Ofgem, the average dual fuel variable tariff was £1,277 a year, or £106.41 a month. So we can estimate that gas and electricity costs around £3.50 a day. But average figures are a bit of a red herring. This is because average prices tend to be similar […]