We spend £1,625 a year on gas and electricity on average per household, but you can save as much as £491 by switching to a more competitive supplier.
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◆ There’s no need to change pipework or wiring: just switch to a different billing company. The cheapest deals are usually online tariffs – see uswitch.com or moneysupermarket.com. ◆ End estimated bills by installing a smart meter. They’re free and show energy usage in pounds and pence. Ask your supplier if they are available in your area. But keep a close eye, as they have been linked with incorrect billing. ◆ If you don’t have a smart meter, submit regular readings so your energy bill is as accurate as possible.