With the summer drawing to a close, now’s the time to consider how you plan to use and conserve your energy at home. And with new research revealing that energy bills could climb by up to £183 come September, it seems as though reviewing your choice of energy supplier and seeing if you can claw back some cash would be advisable.
According to Gocompare.com analysis, nine energy tariffs are set to come to an end by August 31st, with Scottish Power customers who are on the Online Fixed Price Energy August 2016 tariff expected to see the biggest average rise of 183.10 – a hike of 20.4 per cent.
The good news is that not all tariffs expiring at the end of the month will mean a price rise for homeowners. If you’re on the British Gas Fixed Price August 2016 tariff, for example, you’ll actually see your annual bills fall by 6.98 per cent, or £78.35 because the standard tariff you’ll be moved to automatically is cheaper.
Energy spokesman at the price comparison site Ben Wilson said: “With autumn approaching, households should be looking ahead to ensure they’re not stung by a price rise as their usage begins to creep up. Back to school is an expensive time for any family, especially following the summer holidays where household finances are often stretched.”
One excellent way of keeping your energy bills down and your house nice and warm during the winter is to have double glazing installed on all your windows. Energy Saving Trust data suggests that if you have A rated double glazing installed on a semi-detached house, you could save between £85 and £110 a year, so it certainly seems as though it’s worth doing. To find out more about double glazing in Manchester, get in touch with us here at Malbern Windows.