Archive of articles from 2012
300,000 more homes could enter fuel poverty by Christmas and millions more could follow in the New Year, unless radical action is taken.
A cosy night on the sofa is a perfect remedy for the bitter winter chills. But preparing properly and having the right tools in place can ensure you spend your night in worrying what film to watch next, as opposed to what’s happening to the heating bill.
Households still have time to cut their energy bills ahead of another price increase from E.ON, energy experts have said.
The recent cold snap could be costing energy customers an extra £7 a week on energy bills with this amount potentially on the increase if snow falls over the weekend.
Adverse weather has caused damage to over a third of properties in the last two years - amounting to £4 billion repair costs each year - according to figures released by Sainsbury's home insurance.
British households have seen the cost of heating a home increase an average £45 a year for the last five years, according to figures from uSwitch.com
Energy providers have over-charged customers to the tune of £665 million, according to research released by MoneySupermarket.com.
The announcement from Co-operative Energy to reduce the cost of its energy prices by an average 2% 'puts ethics' back into the energy market, according to a consumer comparison website.
Investing carbon taxes into energy saving measures could boost the economy and reduce fuel debt, it has been claimed today.
Brits are switching to log burners to save cash, according to research from B&Q.
Insulating a home could potentially save you money, but how much does it cost and is it worth while?
An announcement from EDF to up its price by an average 10.8% will add to the winter woes felt by consumers.
Households are missing out on picking up the best energy deals by avoiding comparison websites, according to figures released today.
There are plenty of energy efficient measures on the market, with each promising savings in the home; so how can energy efficient light bulbs help you?
Ofgem has put consumers back in the driving seat where energy bills are concerned, according to comparison site uSwitch.
Customers face playing 'Russian routlette with their health this winter, following announcements from a number of energy companies to increase prices.
Energy customers face an expensive winter unless they shop around now for the best energy deals, according to a price comparison website.
Npower has become the second energy provider today to announce it will be increasing the cost of its energy before the end of the year.
British Gas' announcement to up energy prices by 6% is a bitter blow for customers, according to comparison website uSwitch.
Energy customers that do not want to put up with price hikes are 'fighting back', according to research from MoneySupermarket.
Brits looking to make the most of the money this winter may switch off heating and go cold, a survey from Gocompare.com suggests.
As the winter sets in you might find your energy deal is costing you too much and that now is the time for change, here's our round-up of the best energy deals currently on the market.
Changes announced by Ofgem over the weekend should stretch further, according to a consumer website. Changes already announced that households on pre=payment meters and in debt can switch providers and debt.
British Gas research has suggested that smart meters could save the UK £14 billion over the next 18 years, amounting to a £65 saving on household energy bills.
Energy bills are full of items that can be confusing, especially if you don't know all of the costs associated with the bill.