So it really wasn’t a summer to speak of this year was it? I know we were lucky with the rain but there haven’t been many lazy summer days which turned into evening BBQ’s. It’s been warm yes, too warm. Heat is lovely but not when it’s at night too and there is no big yellow thing in the sky to greet you each day. And hasn’t it gone by so quickly? It doesn’t seem possible either that soon we all be shivering and complaining of the cold.
With the cold comes of course winter and the dreaded heating bill. You do kind of have to put the heating on when you humanly can’t wear any more jumpers and you do want to feel the end of your nose again but it costs so much you are loath to press the on button.
There are lots of little tips and tricks to keeping warm in winter like thicker curtains, rugs on the floor, extra layers under your jumpers etc. but there is one tip I have never bothered with. It’s probably the simplest and easiest and saves the most money as well so rather stupid of me really.
Checking you’re on the cheapest tariff or with the cheapest company. Have you checked yours? And then actually switch? Be an Energy Shopper has had a revamp and they are on a mission to help you get the best deal for your money. They have an Energy Tariffs & Deals page where they help you step by step to find out if you are on the best deal and with the best company.
Now the best bit about them, apart from having an incredibly easy site to use and lots of info and help, it’s their Comparison Site page which has a list of OFGEM approved sites you can compare the prices with. You can try one or all of them. Oh in case you’re wondering what OFGEM is they are a free and impartial organisation that’s looking out for you.
Do try a few of the comparison sites as mine ranged from saving £100 to £300 a year. So that is a £300 saving for just a few minutes on a comparison site and entering a few details. I hardly broke a sweat and the change is all handled for me. No wires or cables needing digging up. No loss of electricity. You don’t even get lesser quality. That £300 will mean the difference from not having the heating on to actually feeling my nose this year. Why oh why haven’t I done this before?