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Ben Gallizzi

Senior Content Editor - Energy and Electric Vehicles

About the Author

Ben has been the Senior Content Editor for Energy at Uswitch for three years, having previously spent time at marketing agencies and in the proptech industry.

Among other areas, he specialises in home energy use and electric vehicles, and is passionate about ensuring that energy customers get the information they need to make the right decisions for them in a challenging period for households across the country.

Expertise

  • Energy efficiency

  • Home energy use

  • Electric vehicles and infrastructure

Education

  • BA - University of Southampton

Featured in News

Ben has recently been featured and quoted in several high profile publications including:

EV charging guides written by Ben

What is the lifetime cost of an electric vehicle?

How does the cost of an EV compare to that of a petrol or diesel car over their respective lifespans? Find the crunched numbers here.

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The European capitals with the highest density of EV charging stations

With several major countries pledging for their cars to go all-electric by 2040, our Electric Vehicle (EV) charging team has analysed data to reveal which European capitals have the highest density of EV charging stations.

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Electric car myths: busted

Some drivers still believe certain EV-related myths, but are they valid? We bust some of the more persistent myths here.

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The best EU countries to live in for EV charging

Find out which countries are the best for electric car owners, based on price and available EV charging points.

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Electric vehicles and accessibility

With electric vehicles becoming more popular around the world and in the UK specifically, how suitable are electric vehicles and charging points for drivers with accessibility needs?

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The fastest charging electric sports cars on the market

With the popularity of electric sports cars on the rise, Uswitch conducted a study to find out which EV sports cars were the fastest to charge.

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Energy efficiency guides written by Ben

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10 August 2022

102 energy saving tips for your home

With working from home the new normal and energy prices high, it's important to keep your bills as low as possible. The best ways to do that are in our guide featuring 102 energy-saving tips.

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05 August 2022

Energy-saving tips for the garden

If you're planning to spend time in the garden, make sure you're not wasting energy unnecessarily - find out how to save energy here.

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Pylons
16 June 2022

Summer energy bills - the cost of keeping cool

Energy bills typically drop in the summer, but keeping yourself cool at home can bump up your energy costs in ways you might not expect.

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07 February 2022

What is an energy performance certificate?

An energy performance certificate is required if you are selling, renting or building in the UK. Find out how to get one, and how it can save money

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26 October 2021

Energy monitors explained

Energy monitors can help you to be more energy efficient and cut your energy usage - find out more with Uswitch.

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26 October 2021

Energy saving lightbulbs

Low energy lighting and energy-saving lightbulbs may have had bad press in the past, but they've come a long way and can really save you money.

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Green energy guides written by Ben

Green council report: Are county councils taking sustainable steps?

With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part to become better sustainable businesses.

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UK food waste: How to reduce food waste at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your food waste at home? Check out Uswitch's top tips on how to reduce your food eco impact.

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Low carbon heating: Reduce your eco impact at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your eco impact at home? Read our low carbon heating guide to find out how you can have a more eco-friendly heating system.

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Car emissions: How to reduce your car pollution | Uswitch

Transport is responsible for 27% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions, but what can you do to reduce your car emissions? Read what you can do here.

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Sustainable fashion: How to reduce your eco impact | Uswitch

Fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Read Uswitch's sustainable fashion guide to find out how you can reduce your environment impact.

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What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme replaces the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2022 - find out what it is and how you could benefit from it here.

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Fracking in the UK - what is it and is it dangerous?

Get the facts about fracking in the UK. Learn about the risks of UK fracking with our user guide which has the answers to all your fracking questions

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Energy Price Guarantee - what does it mean for you? - Uswitch

What is the energy price freeze and what does it mean for you? Find out how energy prices are going to change from October with the Energy Price Guarantee.

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Rejected energy switch issues and how to fix them

A rejected energy switch can sometimes occur even when it looks like everything's gone through correctly. Here's why this might happen and what you can do about it if it does.

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Gas and electric costs | Understanding kWh

What is the gas and electricity cost per kwh in the UK? To understand what a kWh costs, you first need to know what the difference between a kWh and a kW is. Discover all you need to know about understanding electricity price per kWh.

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How do fixed price energy tariffs work?

Fixed price energy tariffs or fixed rate plans are a popular type of gas and electricity tariff. Our guide explains how they work, why they're so popular and how they could help protect your energy bills from rising unexpectedly.

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Big Six Energy Suppliers | Who are they?

Discover who are the Big Six energy suppliers in the UK and why are they important to households and homeowners domestic energy bills and energy tariffs.

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How to change prepayment meter to a regular energy meter

Looking to switch from a prepayment meter to a credit meter? We explain who can switch and how you can get your prepayment meter replaced with a standard meter.

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Ofgem – Discover the role of the energy market regulator

Find out how Ofgem works with both energy suppliers and consumers. Discover how the UK energy regulator helps ensure consumers get a fair deal on their energy.

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Government energy relief measures: your questions answered

The government has announced a series of relief measures aimed at helping energy customers through a difficult financial period. Find out what's on the table here.

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Energy Price Rises. The UK energy market in 2022 explained

The UK energy market has been extremely volatile in 2021 and carried on into 2022, mainly stemming from high energy wholesale prices. Find out what this means for you here.

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Energy switching myths busted

Think switching energy will mean you’ll get charged twice or temporarily lose power in your home? Think again. We reveal the truth behind some of the most common energy switching myths.

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What is Ofgem's energy price cap 2022?

Information on the energy price cap set by Ofgem, including the frozen price cap rate of £2,500 which came into effect in April 2022.

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What's happening in the energy market? Your questions answered

The energy market is a volatile place at the moment and it can be difficult for customer to pinpoint the best thing for them to do. We've answered some of your most pressing queries here.

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How to find out if you’re eligible for an energy help scheme, grant or benefit

Find out if you're eligible for energy help schemes or benefits using our interactive tool.

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Discover how 2022 energy price changes affect energy bills

Find out which suppliers have increased or decreased their energy prices this year. Compare latest energy deals and help save you money on energy bills in 2022.

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Standard variable rate tariffs - a Uswitch guide

What makes an energy plan a 'standard variable rate' or 'standard rate'? Find out why this one of the most expensive domestic energy plans to be on.

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Benefits of a smart meter | Top 5 smart meter benefits

Many suppliers are encouraging their customers to make the move to smart meters in order to modernise the nation’s energy infrastructure. If you’re still unsure whether a smart meter is right for you, we’ve listed the top five benefits of smart meters in this guide.

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Understanding energy tariffs | What are the different types of energy tariff?

Do you wonder why there are so many different energy tariffs for domestic gas and electricity? In our guide to energy tariffs, we'll explain how and why energy suppliers offer different energy and pricing. You can then compare the different tariffs and decide what is the best type for you.

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How to read your gas meter | How to read your electricity meter

Record meter readings from a standard dial meter, digital meter or an Economy 7 gas and electricity meters in this Uswitch guide to reading energy meters.

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What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

What happens if your energy supplier goes bust and out of business? In this rare scenario there are rules in place to protect energy consumers.

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Prepayment meters and pay as you go energy

Millions of households across the UK have prepayment or pay as you go energy meters. If yours is one of them, find out how prepayment meters work, the pros and cons and how to find a cheaper gas and electricity deal.

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Switching energy supplier for a cheaper deal | Uswitch

Looking for a cheaper gas or electricity supplier but not sure where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to find a better energy supplier.

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What is an Economy 7 meter? | Understanding Economy 7

Do you have an Economy 7 meter? Find out everything you need to know about Economy 7 meters and tariffs, including how to tell whether you have an Economy 7 meter, how Economy 7 tariffs work and how to get the best energy deal for you.

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UK energy market updates and information

The UK energy market is volatile and probably will be for a few months to come. Find out what the latest developments are and what they mean for you in our round-up.

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Get help paying your energy bills

Get help paying your energy bills. Options for those struggling - find out if you are eligible for an energy grant or a rebate on your energy bills.

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Moving house gas and electricity guide

Set up a new gas and electricity supply when you move to ensure you're on the best energy deal and discover how to inform your energy provider before moving home.

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How to contact your energy supplier

Finding your energy supplier's contact details can be tricky, especially if their website isn't easy to navigate. We've collated the contact details of energy suppliers so you can see what your options are.

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102 energy saving tips for your home

With working from home the new normal and energy prices high, it's important to keep your bills as low as possible. The best ways to do that are in our guide featuring 102 energy-saving tips.

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Energy-saving tips for the garden

If you're planning to spend time in the garden, make sure you're not wasting energy unnecessarily - find out how to save energy here.

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How much does a new boiler cost?

A new gas boiler isn’t cheap, but it might deliver huge savings on your energy bills. Find out how much a new boiler costs and whether now’s the time for you to replace yours.

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Gas safety: 10 tips that could save your life

What should you do if you smell gas? How can you protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning? Find out here.

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Boiler maintenance

These basic tips for condensing boiler maintenance could help keep your boiler running effectively and protect you from expensive boiler servicing costs.

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Central heating systems

Discover the range of central heating systems available and get help choosing the perfect installation for your home.

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How to choose the right boiler insurance

Boiler insurance is a sensible precaution, but which plan gives you the best deal? Find cheap gas boiler insurance and gas boiler cover.

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Carbon monoxide in the home: safety tips

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal - what should you look out for, and how can you prevent it from happening?

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Which type of boiler is best for your home?

Read our boiler guide to find out everything you need to know about boilers. A comprehensive guide to combi, condensing and conventional boilers.

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British Gas HomeCare boiler cover

Boiler cover is a popular way to ensure your boiler system stays in check. We take a look at the HomeCare range from British Gas.

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Top tips for choosing your heating cover

Heating cover is important. Make sure you make the right choice with our top tips for choosing heating cover and compare prices to find a great deal.

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What are the different types of boilers?

Discover more about the different types of boiler available and determine which one will improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money in reduced bills.

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Most common boiler problems and solutions - Uswitch

Having boiler problems? Falling pressure, strange noises, no heat at all? Find out more about common boiler issues.

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Boiler cover: questions and answers

If you've got questions about getting boiler or heating cover, you can find the answers here.

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How to prevent and detect gas leaks

Protect your household with our essential guide to detecting and resolving gas leaks before they put you and your loved ones at risk.

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Central heating cover

Central heating cover offers the security of having your boiler and central heating maintained and repaired if it breaks down.

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Boiler cover and boiler maintenance contracts

Which boiler cover provider is right for you? Find out about your heating cover options - make an informed choice and save on boiler cover today.

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Discover how the Winter Fuel Payment scheme can help the vulnerable

Expert advice and all you need to know about the government's Winter Fuel Payment and the benefits. Do you qualify for the Winter Fuel Allowance and what are the cost savings and benefits?

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What is the lifetime cost of an electric vehicle?

How does the cost of an EV compare to that of a petrol or diesel car over their respective lifespans? Find the crunched numbers here.

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The European capitals with the highest density of EV charging stations

With several major countries pledging for their cars to go all-electric by 2040, our Electric Vehicle (EV) charging team has analysed data to reveal which European capitals have the highest density of EV charging stations.

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Which appliances use the most energy?

With energy prices still high, there are limited options for both saving money and limiting your impact on the environment. Previously you’d have been able to switch to a better energy deal with one of the increasing number of green energy suppliers, but this is no longer the case.

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White meters explained

Moved into a property with a white meter? Find out what a white meter is and how it works here.

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Electric car myths: busted

Some drivers still believe certain EV-related myths, but are they valid? We bust some of the more persistent myths here.

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Discover how a fixed rate energy plan can save you money

Expert advice in our guide about fixed rate energy plans and if it’s the right tariff for you and your home. Read about the benefits and costs of going for a fixed rate.

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Gas and electricity - a guide to household energy bills

A complete guide to energy in the UK, how energy bills are calculated, what dual fuel is and more.

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Smart meters | What are they? How do they work?

Smart meters offer a free way to keep track of your energy usage and could mean the end of estimated bills and meter readings. Our comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know about smart meters.

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Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Uswitch guide

Does your current or previous energy supplier owe you money? Find out how to get it back with Uswitch’s guide to energy refunds

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Electrical safety - keep your home safe

Get information on electrical safety in our electricity safety guide. From worn cables and wires to foreign appliances, make sure your home is safe from hazards.

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Understanding energy bills and electricity bills - FAQs and more

Confused by your energy bill? Confused by your electricity bill? You’re not alone. Read the Uswitch guide and all will become clear.

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Tariff Comparison Rate — how to find and use an energy TCR

Tariff Comparison Rates help you work out if you're on the best energy plan, but is it still worth using them?

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Heating oil - how to compare and switch heating oil

Find out everything you need to know about heating oil, including how heating your home with oil works and how to compare heating oil prices.

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How does switching energy supplier affect my Feed-In tariff?

If you have solar panels and a Feed-In tariff, find out how you can switch energy suppliers.

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Gas and electricity standing charges | What are they?

What is a standing charge for gas and electricity? All energy tariffs offered have a daily standing charge. The charge will cover the fixed costs of supplying your home with both gas and electricity, you then pay your usage on top.

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Energy back billing errors - deal with an unexpected bill

Understand how to deal with energy supplier back billing. Discover your rights as a consumer and what you can do if you receive an unexpected energy bill.

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Energy Switch Guarantee: ensuring reliable, hassle-free switching

Switch your energy supplier with absolute confidence - Energy UK's Energy Switch Guarantee protects you and your home through its 10 commitments.

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What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme?

Could you benefit from the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? Find out what it is and if you are eligible for energy funding.

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Energy prices by region - The cost of electricity and gas

Did you know your postcode determines your energy bills? Find out which areas in the UK are the cheapest and the most expensive in terms of energy pricing.

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What are Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs)? A Uswitch guide

Find out what an Independent Gas Transporter is, how you can tell if you are on IGT gas and what you should be aware of if you are.

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When will my energy supplier install my smart meter?

All suppliers will have offered their customers smart meters for gas and electric by June 2025. Find out what the largest suppliers are currently doing and their progress towards the smart meter rollout.

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Summer energy bills - the cost of keeping cool

Energy bills typically drop in the summer, but keeping yourself cool at home can bump up your energy costs in ways you might not expect.

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The best EU countries to live in for EV charging

Find out which countries are the best for electric car owners, based on price and available EV charging points.

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Green council report: Are county councils taking sustainable steps?

With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part to become better sustainable businesses.

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Should I get a no standing charge tariff?

No standing charge energy tariffs look like attractive options, but are they the right option, even with the money they can save you?

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How to switch your prepayment energy plan

Think you can't switch to a better deal with a prepayment meter? Think again — Uswitch separates the myths from the facts for prepayment energy tariffs.

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Who supplies my gas or electricity?

From the Priority Services Register to tailored support, many energy suppliers are taking steps to make it easier for those with visual impairments to manage their energy bills and accounts.

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Utility Bills | How To Understand Them

Discovering what a utility bill includes will help you understand how, why and what you have been charged by an energy supplier. Utility bills can contain a number of additional charges, facts, and figures on your home usage.

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Is it time to change tariff? Why you should switch when your energy tariff ends

Knowing when your energy tariff is ending will help you save - don't get rolled onto a more expensive energy tariff when your energy plan ends.

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Support for energy customers with hearing loss

Many energy suppliers are taking steps to improve communication for customers with hearing impairments. Here’s how you can get help with your gas and electricity supply and easily manage your energy accounts if you’re affected by hearing loss.

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Switching your energy supplier - Your questions answered

Got questions about the energy switching process? Uswitch has the answers here to help you save hundreds of pounds in minutes.

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Priority Services Register - energy-related services for vulnerable customers

Vulnerable energy customers such as the elderly and disabled can register for special services from their energy supplier - here's how.

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Where does my household electricity and gas come from?

Energy is generated in a number of ways. Discover where, what and how your home energy is created? Find out what your current energy supplier's fuel mix is.

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Tenants’ guide to switching energy and electricity supplier

Discover if you can or cannot compare and switch energy providers without your landlord’s permission. More than three-quarters of UK renters are missing out of hundreds of pounds worth of energy savings by not comparing and switching their energy supplier.

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Notifying your supplier of an energy switch

When you switch energy supplier through a comparison site like Uswitch, you don't need to contact your supplier. We explain how it all works in this handy guide.

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What to do if you're in debt to your energy supplier

Are you in energy debt? Find out what help is available if you owe money to your energy supplier and how to get out of energy debt.

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British Gas price changes in 2022

Find out how you are affected by British Gas price changes in 2022 and how to get a cheaper deal on your energy. Compare and switch energy suppliers today.

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Save on your energy bills; pay by Direct Debit

Looking for different ways to save on your household energy bill? One of the cheapest ways to pay for your energy is by Direct Debit. But how does it work?

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How to make a complaint about your energy supplier

Want to make a complaint about your energy supplier? Uswitch's guide to energy complaints explains what to do and when to contact the Energy Ombudsman.

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Which energy suppliers are British-owned?

Wondering which suppliers are 'British made'? It might surprise you which of the big six have roots in the UK.

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How to move your gas or electricity meter

You might not know how to move your gas or electricity meter, but if you're having building work, you might need to learn. This guide will help.

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EDF price changes in 2022

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2022? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2022.

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Informal carers and energy bills

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 6.5 million people in the UK act as informal carers. Many informal carers live with vulnerable friends or family, which can have an effect on their bills.

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Is your energy supplier overcharging you?

Discover how to check if you have been overcharged (or incorrectly charged) by your energy supplier for your energy consumption. Our guide explains how to check in five easy steps to ensure your gas and electricity supplier doesn't overcharge you in 2022.

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Fuel mix - Domestic energy suppliers' energy fuel mix

Discover how much of the electricity that you use is generated buy nuclear, renewable, coal or gas power stations.

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Smart thermostats - how they work and how you can save

Smart thermostats let you control your home's temperature via a tablet, smartphone or desktop for greater control over your heating and your energy bills.

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How to compare and switch UK electricity suppliers

Are you one of the households overpaying for your domestic household electricity? Compare electricity prices here and switch today saving you money on your energy bills in 2022.

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What is Economy 10? A complete guide to Economy 10 meters and tariffs

Economy 10 tariffs means you pay a cheaper rate for your electricity during the off-peak times of the day. See if Economy 10 is right for you and your home.

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Can I switch energy supplier if I have solar panels?

Find out if having solar panels will make it more difficult for you to switch energy supplier.

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Underfloor heating: the ultimate guide

Expert advice and all you need to know about underfloor heating systems including the different types of underfloor heating, the costs and the benefits.

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Collective energy switching scheme - how it works

Discover how the collective energy switching scheme works and why the consumer has the power when it comes to gas and electricity prices, deals and tariffs.

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Claim energy bill credit when you switch energy suppliers

Discover if you have energy bill credit from your current gas and electricity supplier. Understand why your energy bill might be in credit and learn how to check if you are due an energy refund.

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The ultimate guide to smart thermostats

Discover all you need to know about getting a smart thermostat - find out how a new smart thermostat can reduce your energy usage and energy bills, and compare the most popular products in the market.

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Cold Weather Payments: Find out if you’re eligible & how to claim

Are you eligible for a Cold Weather Payment this year? Find out if you could claim £25 for every week of cold weather this winter.

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Shell Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

A comprehensive guide to Shell Energy in 2022, one of the UK's largest independent gas and electricity suppliers. Everything you need to know, including reviews, satisfaction surveys and recent price changes compared to other energy suppliers.

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npower has changed its energy prices - get the latest info here

Will energy bills from npower rise in 2021? Discover the latest energy price changes from npower. Find out info on the latest price changes in 2021.

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Support for energy customers with sight loss

From the Priority Services Register to tailored support, many energy suppliers are taking steps to make it easier for those with visual impairments to manage their energy bills and accounts.

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ScottishPower price changes in 2022

ScottishPower price changes in 2022. Find out how you could be affected and how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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Utility Warehouse Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Utility Warehouse in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction.

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SSE energy price changes in 2022

Energy suppliers including SSE change their prices regularly in line with the energy price cap. How do these energy price changes affect your energy bill for 2022?

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Power cut compensation and what to do in case of a power cut

Lost gas or electricity? Suffered a power cut? The Uswitch guide to power cuts explains what you need to know and how to get what you're owed.

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Estimating energy consumption | How much energy do I use?

Discover how to calculate your monthly energy usage. Work out how much gas and electricity you use and how much you could save by switching energy suppliers.

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Switching to a small energy supplier – is it safe to switch?

Smaller energy suppliers make up a significant part of the UK energy market. As more people leave the big six energy suppliers, should you also switch to a smaller energy provider? Our guide answers all your small supplier questions.

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ScottishPower Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

2022 information and supplier ratings for ScottishPower, one of the UK's big six energy suppliers. Everything you need to know, including reviews, satisfaction surveys and recent price changes compared to other gas and electricity suppliers.

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M&S Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

As part of its partnership with green energy supplier Octopus, M&S provides its customers with 100% renewably sourced electricity. Find out about M&S Energy in 2022.

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E.ON has changed its energy prices - get the latest info

Will energy bills from E.ON rise in 2022? Discover the latest energy price changes from E.ON. Find out info on the latest price rise changes in 2022.

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Warm Home Discount scheme - information for 2022-2023

Discover all you need to know about the government-funded Warm Home Discount scheme - a guide to help eligible homes save money on their energy bills in 2022 and 2023.

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Sainsbury's Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Sainsbury's Energy in 2022, with up-to-date information about energy tariffs and price changes from the supplier.

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Bulb Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

Everything you wanted to know about Bulb - one of the most popular energy suppliers in the UK - including reviews, satisfaction surveys and recent price changes compared to other gas and electricity suppliers in 2022.

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E.ON Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

An independent guide to E.ON in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction scores.

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SSE Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

An independent guide to SSE in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes, tariffs and customer ratings.

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Boost Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about UK gas and electricity supplier Boost in 2022, from price changes to payment methods.

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E.ON Next Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

An independent guide to E.ON Next in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction scores.

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Good Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Good Energy in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes, a database of customer reviews, and price history.

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Utilita Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

Everything you need to know about Utilita in 2022, including reviews, satisfaction surveys and recent price changes compared to other gas and electricity suppliers.

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Co-op Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Co-op Energy in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes, a database of customer reviews, and price history.

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EDF Reviews, Tariffs & Prices | Uswitch

Everything you wanted to know about EDF in 2022, including reviews, satisfaction surveys and recent price changes compared to other gas and electricity suppliers

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ESB Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs

The Uswitch guide to ESB Energy in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes and more.

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OVO Energy Supplier Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to OVO Energy in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes, a database of customer reviews, and price history.

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Ecotricity Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Ecotricity in 2022, with up-to-date information about price changes and company information.

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British Gas Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

British Gas is the UK's largest energy supplier. Read about its 2022 tariff and customer satisfaction scores, and how to switch energy supplier to save money.

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So Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

2022 information about UK gas and electricity supplier So Energy from Uswitch

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GEUK Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

GEUK (Green Energy UK) is an energy provider which sources its energy from UK-only renewable areas, excluding nuclear power. Find out about GEUK in 2022 here.

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Octopus Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs | Uswitch

2022 supplier rating and company information for Octopus Energy, a dual fuel energy supplier servicing Britain.

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Electric vehicles and accessibility

With electric vehicles becoming more popular around the world and in the UK specifically, how suitable are electric vehicles and charging points for drivers with accessibility needs?

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UK food waste: How to reduce food waste at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your food waste at home? Check out Uswitch's top tips on how to reduce your food eco impact.

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The fastest charging electric sports cars on the market

With the popularity of electric sports cars on the rise, Uswitch conducted a study to find out which EV sports cars were the fastest to charge.

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Sustainable fashion: How to reduce your eco impact | Uswitch

Fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Read Uswitch's sustainable fashion guide to find out how you can reduce your environment impact.

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Low carbon heating: Reduce your eco impact at home | Uswitch

Looking to reduce your eco impact at home? Read our low carbon heating guide to find out how you can have a more eco-friendly heating system.

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Car emissions: How to reduce your car pollution | Uswitch

Transport is responsible for 27% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions, but what can you do to reduce your car emissions? Read what you can do here.

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Air source heat pumps - reduce your carbon emissions | Uswitch

Air heat source pumps are semi-renewable and can save you money on your home heating costs. But are they right for your lifestyle and property?

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Ground source heat pumps - low carbon heating solution | Uswitch

What is a ground heat pump, how does it work, and how effective it is for reducing your carbon footprint at home? Find out everything you need to know.

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How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

Concerned about how much it might cost to charge an electric car? Uswitch breaks down the costs you might expect when you charge an EV here.

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Electric car charging points map - Uswitch

Need to charge your EV? Uswitch’s electric car charging points map will help you plan your journey and make range anxiety a thing of the past by finding the nearest, quickest and cheapest charging station.

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EV glossary

New to the world of EVs? If you’re thinking about swapping your petrol model for a battery-powered equivalent, brush up on what means what in our EV glossary.

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The best European city to own an electric vehicle in

Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular in the wake of the environmental crisis. Uswitch uncovered the best European cities to own an EV in.

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The Cities With The Most Beautiful Green Spaces

Discover where in the world you can find the most beautiful parks and gardens to relax and unwind in

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The CO2 emissions if film road trips had used an EV

Find out which iconic film road trips could have reduced their CO2 emissions the most if they had switched to an electric car in Uswitch’s latest study.

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What's happening in the energy market? Your questions answered

The energy market is a volatile place at the moment and it can be difficult for customer to pinpoint the best thing for them to do. We've answered some of your most pressing queries here.

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OLEV grant: government grant for electric cars

The Office for Low Emissions (OLEV) grant can help you save up to £350 on the purchase and installation of an EV home charging point. Read if you qualify here.

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What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme replaces the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2022 - find out what it is and how you could benefit from it here.

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EV charging safety

Concerned about being able to charge your EV safely? There's no need to worry - read on to find out what safety information you need to be aware of.

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The World’s Most Popular B Corp Businesses

By analysing B Corp data, the green energy experts at Uswitch have revealed the most popular green brands on the planet and which country is home to the most B-Corps.

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Charging an EV without a home charger

Not everyone lives in a property suitable for a home charger, and some people actively choose not to have one installed. But what are the options for charging an EV if you don't have a home charger?

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EV comparison table: compare electric cars

Thinking about making the switch to an electric car but not sure which one to go for? Check out Uswitch’s EV league table to help you decide.

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The European capitals with the biggest reduction in air pollution

With the need to improve air quality more documented than ever before, these are the capital cities that have reduced their air pollution the most.

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Octopus EV tariffs

Octopus Energy Go is Octopus's EV-specific energy tariff which helps drivers charge their electric car at home for a cheaper price. Find out more here.

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British Gas EV tariffs

British Gas has the Electric Drivers Feb 2024 tariff. With its prices fixed until 31 January 2024 read more about why it may be a good option for some drivers.

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OVO EV tariffs

The OVO Drive EV Tariff is specifically aimed at EV owners who want to charge their cars at home. Read more about OVO's EV energy tariff here.

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EDF EV tariffs

New and existing customers can join one of EDF’s three EV energy tariffs to charge their electric car at home for a more affordable price. Read more here.

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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Unsure how long it takes to charge an electric car? Lots of factors can affect an EV's charging speed. We've got the answers here.

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Choosing EV charging cables

Wondering what EV charging cable you need to charge your electric car? We've got you covered with all the answers you need.

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Ultra Low Emission Zones

Looking to find out more about Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ)? Uswitch explains what you need to know about ULEZs when travelling in London.

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ScottishPower EV tariffs

As one of the traditional big six, it’s no surprise that ScottishPower has introduced its SmartPower EV Tariff. Read more here.

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The cities with the most sustainable hotels revealed

The energy experts at Uswitch reveal the cities around the globe with the most sustainable hotels on offer for tourists.

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EV connector types

The EV connector type you have will impact how fast your electric car can charge. Find out what EV connector type you need for your EV charging needs.

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EV home charger installation process

EV home chargers are the most affordable and convenient way to charge, but what’s involved when it comes to the installation process? We've explained it here.

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How to charge an electric car

Charging electric cars couldn’t be simpler but it can be daunting for new EV drivers. Uswitch explains everything you need to know about EV charging.

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The countries most affected by global warming, based on natural disasters

Global warming has intensified natural disasters in recent years, including earthquakes, superstorms and wildfires. But which countries are most affected by these hazards? Uswitch investigates.

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Which European meals have the largest carbon footprint?

Food plays a major role in climate change, so we found which dishes were the worst culprits. Find out which meals in Europe have the largest carbon footprint.

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The songs that have caused the most carbon emissions

Uswitch reveals which most popular songs are least environmentally friendly causing the highest CO2 emissions.

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Eco Trends Report: Top trending eco hacks & products on TikTok

Discover TikTok’s top trending eco-friendly brands, products, and helpful hacks and reduce your impact on the environment from home.

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Which European city uses the most energy to light up for Christmas?

Christmas is an expensive time of year, especially when it comes to switching on the Christmas tree. But which European city uses the most energy for their festive lights? Uswitch investigates.

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Bulb enters special administration - what does this mean for you?

Bulb has entered special administration, which is the first time Ofgem's measure has been utilised. What can customers expect from this point?

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Energy-saving tips for your TV, computer and laptop

Find out how to use your TV, computer, laptop and other electronic devices in the most energy-efficient manner with top tips from Uswitch.

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Energy monitors explained

Energy monitors can help you to be more energy efficient and cut your energy usage - find out more with Uswitch.

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Should I heat the whole house or just the room I'm using?

Wondering if it's cheaper and more energy efficient to heat your whole house or just one room? Get the answer and cut your heating bills with Uswitch.

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Energy saving lightbulbs

Low energy lighting and energy-saving lightbulbs may have had bad press in the past, but they've come a long way and can really save you money.

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What is the renewable heat incentive (RHI)?

This Uswitch guide tells you everything you need to know about the benefits of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) and how to apply for the scheme (updated for 2021)

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Choosing a domestic heating fuel

Find out what heating fuel is the best option for your home. Uswitch explains the advantages and disadvantages of the heating fuels available.

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Hydropower for the home

How does hydropower work? Is a domestic system feasible? How much does it cost, and what are the main benefits of hydropower? We’ve got the answers here.

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Microgeneration of sustainable energy

Everything you need to know about microgeneration for your home, including wind, solar and small-scale renewable energy sources.

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Is it more energy-efficient to keep the heating on all the time?

Find out whether it is more energy-efficient to keep your heating on all the time or to set the heating to come on at specific times of the day.

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Energy-efficient heaters

Energy-efficient heaters: if you need to boost your heating, an energy-efficient heater can help. Find out your options, from gas and electric heaters to fires.

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Energy-efficient laundry tips

Find out how to make washing and drying your clothes as energy-efficient as possible with these top tips from Uswitch and reduce your energy bills.

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Energy-efficient hot water

Cut the cost of your hot water with tips and advice on the most energy-efficient and cost-effective methods of heating water from Uswitch.

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Wind power and domestic wind turbines

There are many advantages of wind power, and with an estimated 40% of Europe's wind blowing over the UK we're in a prime position to take advantage of it.

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Energy-efficient cooking

Read Uswitch's top tips for energy efficient cooking and find out how to cut energy consumption in the kitchen.

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Wind farms: What are the pros and cons of wind energy?

How do wind farms produce and supply energy? This Uswitch guide to wind farms explains how they work, along with a rundown of the pros and cons of wind energy.

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The European capital with the most unpredictable weather

With many people looking to go abroad for a sunny break, Uswitch reveals which European capital cities are the most unpredictable when it comes to weather.

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When is the best time to switch my energy deal?

You probably know it's a good idea to switch your energy, but do you know when is the best time to do it? Our guide explains how to avoid exit fees and get the best deal for you by switching at the right time.

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Use your energy bill QR code to switch and save

Scan your way to energy savings by using your energy bill's QR code — get a faster, simpler personalised energy price comparison.

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Consumer rights for energy customers

What are your rights as an energy consumer? Can your supplier raise its prices? Have you been mis-sold an energy plan? All this and more in our guide

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Why energy tariff costs are different by region

Discover why energy tariff's costs are different by region. Uswitch sheds light on the topic of why your energy prices vary with your postcode.

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How do I read my British Gas bill?

No need to be confused by your British Gas energy bill. We break down an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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OVO Energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your OVO bill? Use Uswitch's helpful energy bill breakdown to cut through the confusion.

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How to pay by cash or cheque for your energy bill

Are you paying more than you should for your energy bills because you are paying by cash or cheque? We list the pros and cons of doing so.

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Your energy personal projection explained

Find out how energy personal projections are calculated, and how they factor into your Uswitch energy price comparison

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E.ON energy bill explained

No need to be confused by your E.ON energy bill. We breakdown a sample statement to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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EDF Energy energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your EDF bill? We’ve got a helpful energy bill breakdown with an example bill, to help you cut through the confusion.

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SSE energy bill explained | SSE example bill

Having trouble understanding your SSE bill? We breakdown an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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ScottishPower energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your ScottishPower bill? Read our helpful energy bill breakdown to cut through the confusion.

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