MP backs campaign to save money on energy bills
MP James Heappey is backing a campaign to help local people save
money on their gas and electricity ahead of the winter months.
Energy Saving Week (31 October - 6 November) is run by Energy Saving
Trust (EST), Citizens Advice and the Department for Business, Energy
and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and aims to help people cut their
figures released ahead of the campaign show that households could
save an average of £300 a year by switching energy supplier,
but many arent aware of this.
the 15 million households who didnt switch last year, 60%
said it was because they believed they were already on the cheapest
Heappey is supporting Big Energy Saving Week and encouraging local
people to start saving on their bills by following a three step
rule - check, switch, save.
are advised to check their current tariff and compare it with other
suppliers, before switching to a cheaper deal if available.
are also given tips on how to save energy in their home and make
it more energy efficient, such as not leaving the TV on standby
or installing loft insulation.
Heappey is also suggesting people use Citizens Advices online
energy price comparison tool energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk
to compare different deals or attend one of their surgeries at venues
across Somerset this week.
cost of energy bills can be a worry for many local people,"
said Mr Heappey.
Energy Saving Week is a great opportunity for people to find out
about the different ways they can cut their spending on gas and
electricity, whether thats switching supplier or making their
home more energy efficient."
would encourage anyone who wants to find out how much money they
could save to go online and compare prices, or contact their local
CItizens Advice for help."
Sambhi, Managing Director of UK Home at British Gas, added: "Winter
can be a challenging time for households and many people may be
concerned about their winter energy bill. Help is available and
we urge customers to get in touch with their suppliers so they can
offer advice and support."