Saving energy

Our energy-saving tips will help you save a few pounds as well as doing your bit for the planet.

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Every day a little of the food, water and fuel you use is wasted. Over a year these small amounts can add up.

Save on heating

Help with the cost of energy bills

There are a few schemes that can help with grants and funding to help you save money on your energy bills.

Save on water use

There’s lots of different ways to reduce the amount of water you use. And if you’re on a water meter this can help as well.

Find out how to use less water when you shower, wash your clothes or even flush the toilet.

If you don’t have a water meter you can contact your supplier to find out if changing might save you money.

Some water suppliers now offer discounts for customers on a low income. Check here to see if yours offers a discount.

Connect for Help – an energy charity

We have been forging new partnerships with local energy charities across the country, to increase access to energy support and advice for our customers. One of them is Connect for Help, an energy advice organisation targeted towards households that are already in, or at risk of, fuel poverty. They’ve been helping our customers reduce their energy bills to ensure that they can afford to keep warm throughout the winter. If you’d like free confidential advice from Connect for Help, you can contact them via their website, email or by calling 0800 029 4548.

Energy and money saving tips from Guinness

 

Switching suppliers

The energy market is in turmoil. Wholesale prices (the prices that firms pay) are at unprecedented highs and multiple energy firms have gone bust in 2021. What’s more, bills have just risen by a typical £139/year for millions, after regulator Ofgem hiked the price cap to its highest-ever level on 1 October 2021.

Unfortunately there are currently few deals that are meaningfully cheaper than the price cap right now. However there are sites and organisations that offer support and advice on energy and bills: