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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 been interviewed on BBC Breakfast, LBC News, Bloomberg Radio and various national and regional broadcast outlets, and quoted in several high profile publications including:

EV charging guides written by Ben

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Energy efficiency guides written by Ben

By hand or by dishwasher: which is more energy efficient? - Uswitch

Wondering if it's more energy-efficient to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher? Find out with Uswitch and cut your energy bills.

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Energy saving lightbulbs - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-saving tips for your TV, computer and laptop - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Energy-efficient hot water - Uswitch

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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104 energy saving tips for your home - Uswitch

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 104 energy-saving tips.

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Energy-efficient cooking - Uswitch

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

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What is an energy performance certificate? - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Choosing a domestic heating fuel - Uswitch

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

Learn more

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

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 monitors explained - Uswitch

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

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Energy-efficient heaters - Uswitch

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

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

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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What’s the impact of electric cars on my energy bill? - Uswitch

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in the UK? How long does it take to charge an electric car? Find out in this easy-to-follow Uswitch guide.

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Energy-efficient laundry tips - Uswitch

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-saving tips for the garden - Uswitch

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

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Energy efficiency labels explained - Uswitch

With energy efficiency an important part of keeping bills down, it's important to make sure you're purchasing energy-efficient appliances. Find out how to read their energy efficiency labels to make sure you're getting the right appliance for you.

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How to bleed your radiators for energy efficiency - Uswitch

How to bleed a radiator: with our step by step guide bleeding radiators is easy. Plus, it can help you save energy and cut your heating bills.

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Energy-saving tips: tools and gadgets - Uswitch

Tips and advice on tools and gadgets that could help you with energy-saving heating. Find products to help cut your heating bills.

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Summer energy bills and the cost of keeping cool - Uswitch

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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What is the Great British Insulation Scheme? - Uswitch

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a new energy efficiency scheme introduced by the government to help households waste less energy - but who's eligible for it and how can you sign up?

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Green energy guides written by Ben

Ground source heat pumps - 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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What are the pros and cons of wind farms - Uswitch

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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Hydropower for the home - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Microgeneration of sustainable energy - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Air source heat pumps - 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?

Learn more

Domestic wind turbines - Uswitch

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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Reducing your carbon footprint - Uswitch

What is a carbon footprint, how can it be measured, and what can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

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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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What is the renewable heat incentive (RHI)? - Uswitch

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 2023).

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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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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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Is it time to fix your energy deal? - Uswitch

With fixed energy deals starting to return to the market, should you sign up to one? Find out here.

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Switching energy when moving house - Uswitch

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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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 changing with the Energy Price Guarantee.

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Energy prices by region - Uswitch

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

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

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Prepayment meters and pay as you go energy - Uswitch

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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Discover why 2024 energy price changes affect energy bills - Uswitch

Find out which suppliers have increased or decreased their energy prices and how that affects your energy bills in 2024.

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Energy switching myths busted - Uswitch

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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Standard variable rate tariffs - Uswitch

What makes an energy plan '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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What is Ofgem's energy price cap 2024? - Uswitch

Information on the energy price cap set by Ofgem at a level of £1,928 for standard variable tariff customers from January to April 2024.

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Energy Price Rises. The UK energy market in 2024 explained

The UK energy market has been extremely volatile in 2021 and carried on into 2024, mainly stemming from high energy wholesale prices. Find out what this means for you here.

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Ofgem: discover the role of the energy market regulator - Uswitch

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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Average gas and electricity bills in the UK - Uswitch

What does the average UK gas and electricity bill look like? See how your energy usage and bills compare against Ofgem's averages for 2024.

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Is it time to fix your energy deal? - Uswitch

With fixed energy deals starting to return to the market, should you sign up to one? Find out here.

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Switching energy when moving house - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

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 changing with the Energy Price Guarantee.

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Energy prices by region - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

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

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

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Prepayment meters and pay as you go energy - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Discover why 2024 energy price changes affect energy bills - Uswitch

Find out which suppliers have increased or decreased their energy prices and how that affects your energy bills in 2024.

Learn more

Energy switching myths busted - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Standard variable rate tariffs - Uswitch

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

Learn more

What is Ofgem's energy price cap 2024? - Uswitch

Information on the energy price cap set by Ofgem at a level of £1,928 for standard variable tariff customers from January to April 2024.

Learn more

Energy Price Rises. The UK energy market in 2024 explained

The UK energy market has been extremely volatile in 2021 and carried on into 2024, mainly stemming from high energy wholesale prices. Find out what this means for you here.

Learn more

Ofgem: discover the role of the energy market regulator - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Average gas and electricity bills in the UK - Uswitch

What does the average UK gas and electricity bill look like? See how your energy usage and bills compare against Ofgem's averages for 2024.

Learn more

Get help paying your energy bills - Uswitch

Get help paying your energy bills. There are 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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Gas and electricity standing charges - Uswitch

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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Get help paying your energy bills - Uswitch

Get help paying your energy bills. There are 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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Gas and electricity standing charges - Uswitch

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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How to spot and avoid energy scams - Uswitch

Energy scams are on the rise amid the ongoing cost of living crisis. How do you spot and avoid them? Find out in Uswitch's guide.

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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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How to spot and avoid energy scams - Uswitch

Energy scams are on the rise amid the ongoing cost of living crisis. How do you spot and avoid them? Find out in Uswitch's guide.

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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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Plusnet broadband review - Uswitch

Compare Plusnet's broadband service with other internet providers. See ratings for its customer service, value, internet speed and more.

Read our Plusnet broadband review

How to read your gas and electricity meters - Uswitch

Find out how to take meter readings from any type of gas or electricity meter in this Uswitch guide to reading energy meters.

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How to read your gas and electricity meters - Uswitch

Find out how to take meter readings from any type of gas or electricity meter in this Uswitch guide to reading energy meters.

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What are the different types of energy tariff? - Uswitch

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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What are the different types of energy tariff? - Uswitch

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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Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Uswitch

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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Energy saving lightbulbs - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Priority Services Register - Uswitch

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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By hand or by dishwasher: which is more energy efficient? - Uswitch

Wondering if it's more energy-efficient to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher? Find out with Uswitch and cut your energy bills.

Learn more

Energy-efficient hot water - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-efficient cooking - Uswitch

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

Learn more

104 energy saving tips for your home - Uswitch

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 104 energy-saving tips.

Learn more

Claim energy bill credit when you switch energy supplier - Uswitch

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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Energy-saving tips for your TV, computer and laptop - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Energy saving lightbulbs - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Priority Services Register - Uswitch

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

Learn more

By hand or by dishwasher: which is more energy efficient? - Uswitch

Wondering if it's more energy-efficient to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher? Find out with Uswitch and cut your energy bills.

Learn more

Energy-efficient hot water - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-efficient cooking - Uswitch

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

Learn more

104 energy saving tips for your home - Uswitch

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 104 energy-saving tips.

Learn more

Claim energy bill credit when you switch energy supplier - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-saving tips for your TV, computer and laptop - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Energy-efficient laundry tips - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

What’s the impact of electric cars on my energy bill? - Uswitch

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in the UK? How long does it take to charge an electric car? Find out in this easy-to-follow Uswitch guide.

Learn more

Energy monitors explained - Uswitch

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

Learn more

The ultimate guide to smart thermostats - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

What is an energy performance certificate? - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-efficient heaters - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Choosing a domestic heating fuel - Uswitch

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

Learn more

How to compare and switch heating oil - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Ground source heat pumps - 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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

Energy-efficient laundry tips - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

What’s the impact of electric cars on my energy bill? - Uswitch

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in the UK? How long does it take to charge an electric car? Find out in this easy-to-follow Uswitch guide.

Learn more

Energy monitors explained - Uswitch

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

Learn more

The ultimate guide to smart thermostats - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

What is an energy performance certificate? - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Energy-efficient heaters - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Choosing a domestic heating fuel - Uswitch

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

Learn more

How to compare and switch heating oil - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Ground source heat pumps - 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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

What are the pros and cons of wind farms - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

What are the pros and cons of wind farms - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Hydropower for the home - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

Microgeneration of sustainable energy - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Domestic wind turbines - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Air source heat pumps - 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?

Learn more

Hydropower for the home - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

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

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.

Learn more

Microgeneration of sustainable energy - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Domestic wind turbines - Uswitch

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.

Learn more

Air source heat pumps - 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?

Learn more

Informal carers and energy bills - Uswitch

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 4.9 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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Switching to a small energy supplier – Uswitch

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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Informal carers and energy bills - Uswitch

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 4.9 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.

Learn more

Switching to a small energy supplier – Uswitch

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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Octopus price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will Octopus energy prices change in 2024? What happens if they go up or down? Find out here.

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Energy efficiency labels explained - Uswitch

With energy efficiency an important part of keeping bills down, it's important to make sure you're purchasing energy-efficient appliances. Find out how to read their energy efficiency labels to make sure you're getting the right appliance for you.

Learn more

Energy-saving tips for the garden - Uswitch

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

Learn more

Octopus price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will Octopus energy prices change in 2024? What happens if they go up or down? Find out here.

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Energy efficiency labels explained - Uswitch

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

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The Uswitch guide to Good Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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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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The Uswitch guide to British Gas in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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The Uswitch guide to Utility Warehouse in 2024, with up-to-date information about energy deals, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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The Uswitch guide to Utilita in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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The Uswitch guide to EDF Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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The Uswitch guide to Boost Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Co-op Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Co-op Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Shell Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Shell Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Octopus Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Octopus Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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So Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to So Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Ecotricity Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Ecotricity in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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How to make a complaint about your energy supplier - Uswitch

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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Sainsbury's Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Sainsbury's Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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

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The Uswitch guide to Good Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Why energy tariff costs are different by region - Uswitch

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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British Gas Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to British Gas in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Utility Warehouse Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Utility Warehouse in 2024, with up-to-date information about energy deals, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Utilita Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Utilita in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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EDF Reviews, Tariffs & Prices - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to EDF Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Boost Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Boost Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Co-op Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Co-op Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Shell Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Shell Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Octopus Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Octopus Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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So Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to So Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Ecotricity Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Ecotricity in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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How to make a complaint about your energy supplier - Uswitch

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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Sainsbury's Energy Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to Sainsbury's Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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E.ON Next price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from E.ON Next rise in 2024? Find out info on the latest E.ON Next changes in 2024 here.

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E.ON Next price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from E.ON Next rise in 2024? Find out info on the latest E.ON Next changes in 2024 here.

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Energy back billing errors - Uswitch

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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Rejected energy switch issues and how to fix them - Uswitch

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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What is Economy 10? - Uswitch

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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How to understand gas and electricity utility bills - Uswitch

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

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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Energy back billing errors - Uswitch

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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Rejected energy switch issues and how to fix them - Uswitch

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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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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How to understand gas and electricity utility bills - Uswitch

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

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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100Green Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to 100Green in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Big six energy suppliers - Uswitch

Discover who the big six energy suppliers in the UK are and why they are important to households' domestic energy bills and energy tariffs.

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UK Boiler Statistics 2023

We’ve collated the latest boiler statistics for 2023, covering the UK boiler market, boiler breakdown statistics, the future of home heating, and more.

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How to switch business energy supplier - Uswitch

Discover how to compare your business energy and switch commercial energy suppliers. See how much your business could save by switching energy in 2024.

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Half hourly business electricity meters explained - Uswitch

Reduce electricity prices in your business with half hourly electricity metering. Monitor business energy consumption and get accurate energy billing in 2024.

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OVO Energy Supplier Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

The Uswitch guide to OVO Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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How to compare and switch UK electricity suppliers - Uswitch

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 2024.

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E.ON Next Reviews, Prices & Tariffs - Uswitch

An independent guide to E.ON Next in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction scores.

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An independent guide to Outfox The Market in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction scores.

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The Uswitch guide to 100Green in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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Big six energy suppliers - Uswitch

Discover who the big six energy suppliers in the UK are and why they are important to households' domestic energy bills and energy tariffs.

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UK Boiler Statistics 2023

We’ve collated the latest boiler statistics for 2023, covering the UK boiler market, boiler breakdown statistics, the future of home heating, and more.

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Discover how to compare your business energy and switch commercial energy suppliers. See how much your business could save by switching energy in 2024.

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The Uswitch guide to OVO Energy in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes, customer reviews, and general supplier information.

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How to compare and switch UK electricity suppliers - Uswitch

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 2024.

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An independent guide to E.ON Next in 2024, with up-to-date information about price changes and customer satisfaction scores.

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British Gas price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you are affected by British Gas price changes in 2024 and how to get a cheaper deal on your energy. Compare and switch energy suppliers today.

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EDF price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2024? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2024.

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How to avoid being overcharged on your energy - Uswitch

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 2024.

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OVO price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will OVO energy prices go up or down in 2024? Keep up to date with OVO price changes here.

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ScottishPower price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you could be affected by ScottishPower price changes in 2024 and find out how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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British Gas price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you are affected by British Gas price changes in 2024 and how to get a cheaper deal on your energy. Compare and switch energy suppliers today.

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EDF price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2024? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2024.

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How to avoid being overcharged on your energy - Uswitch

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 2024.

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OVO price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will OVO energy prices go up or down in 2024? Keep up to date with OVO price changes here.

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ScottishPower price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you could be affected by ScottishPower price changes in 2024 and find out how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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

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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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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Solar panel myths debunked - Uswitch

Despite the growing popularity of solar panels, there remain some common myths around the renewable energy source. Find out whether these myths have any truth to them in our round-up.

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Despite the growing popularity of solar panels, there remain some common myths around the renewable energy source. Find out whether these myths have any truth to them in our round-up.

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UK Renewable Energy Statistics 2023 Report

We’ve collated the latest renewable energy statistics for 2023, covering the production, consumption and capacity of the UK’s green energy market.

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UK Renewable Energy Statistics 2023 Report

We’ve collated the latest renewable energy statistics for 2023, covering the production, consumption and capacity of the UK’s green energy market.

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Changing from a prepayment meter to a credit meter - Uswitch

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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What is Economy 7? - Uswitch

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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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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Who supplies my gas or electricity? - Uswitch

Find out who your gas or electricity supplier is and which energy plan you are on with our step-by-step guide.

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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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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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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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Who supplies my gas or electricity? - Uswitch

Find out who your gas or electricity supplier is and which energy plan you are on with our step-by-step guide.

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How do fixed price energy tariffs work - Uswitch

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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Gas and electric costs: understanding kWh - Uswitch

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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What happens if my energy supplier goes bust? - Uswitch

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

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How do fixed price energy tariffs work - Uswitch

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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Gas and electric costs: understanding kWh - Uswitch

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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What happens if my energy supplier goes bust? - Uswitch

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

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How do demand flexibility schemes like Utrack Money Back work? - Uswitch

The National Grid's Demand Flexibility Service promises to pay customers for energy they don't use - how does it work, and it is it worth it?

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How do demand flexibility schemes like Utrack Money Back work? - Uswitch

The National Grid's Demand Flexibility Service promises to pay customers for energy they don't use - how does it work, and it is it worth it?

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Ofgem has announced that the energy price cap will increase to £1,928 from 1 January 2024, which means a bill rise at a time of peak energy usage.

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Mouldy nation report

For this report, Uswitch looks at the prevalence of mould across the UK and offers tips and advice on how to combat it.

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Energy price cap to rise to £1,928

Ofgem has announced that the energy price cap will increase to £1,928 from 1 January 2024, which means a bill rise at a time of peak energy usage.

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Mouldy nation report

For this report, Uswitch looks at the prevalence of mould across the UK and offers tips and advice on how to combat it.

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How to prepare for a price cap update - Uswitch

With the price cap due to be updated on four times a year, Uswitch has released a checklist for energy customers to help them prepare, whether the cap's going up or down.

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How to prepare for a price cap update - Uswitch

With the price cap due to be updated on four times a year, Uswitch has released a checklist for energy customers to help them prepare, whether the cap's going up or down.

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Solid and cavity wall insulation - Uswitch

Learn about different wall insulation types, including cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation, and find out which wall insulation is right for your home with Uswitch.

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Solid and cavity wall insulation - Uswitch

Learn about different wall insulation types, including cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation, and find out which wall insulation is right for your home with Uswitch.

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Loft and roof insulation - Uswitch

Find out everything you need to know about loft or roof insulation with Uswitch to help you save on your energy bills.

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Window insulation and double glazing - Uswitch

There's more to window insulation than double glazing. Find out about professional and DIY window insulation and how it can cut your heating bill.

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Draught-proofing your home - Uswitch

Draught-proofing is a cheap way to prevent heat loss, cut your energy bills and warm up your home. Find out how to draught-proof your home and save money.

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Floor insulation - Uswitch

Floor insulation can cut your heating bills, keep your home warmer and block draughts. Find out more about floor insulation with Uswitch here.

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Warm Home Discount scheme 2023-24 - Uswitch

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 2023 and 2024.

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Which energy suppliers are British-owned? - Uswitch

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

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Consumer rights for energy customers - Uswitch

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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Which appliances use the most energy? - Uswitch

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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Find out if your energy plan is ending - Uswitch

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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Switching your energy supplier: your questions answered - Uswitch

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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Reducing your carbon footprint - Uswitch

What is a carbon footprint, how can it be measured, and what can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

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How to bleed your radiators for energy efficiency - Uswitch

How to bleed a radiator: with our step by step guide bleeding radiators is easy. Plus, it can help you save energy and cut your heating bills.

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Tenants’ guide to switching energy and electricity supplier - Uswitch

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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Green universities 2023 results

As the UK’s net zero emissions target date comes ever closer, Uswitch sought to see if the UK’s education establishments are doing enough to be considered green universities.

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How much energy do I use? - Uswitch

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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E.ON Next energy bill explained - Uswitch

We break down a sample statement to help you read your E.ON Next energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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EDF Energy energy bill explained - Uswitch

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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Discover the financial benefits of the Winter Fuel Payment scheme - Uswitch

Find out everything you need to know about the government's Winter Fuel Payment and its financial benefits.

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

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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How to compare business electricity rates - Uswitch

Compare business electricity rates. You'd be surprised how much commercial electricity prices can vary - switch your business electricity and save on costs today.

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100+ UK Energy Statistics 2023

What is the average energy bill in the UK? We’ve collated facts and stats from average energy costs, to regional data. Click here for all the details!

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Frequently asked energy bill questions - Uswitch

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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Octopus Energy agrees deal to buy Shell Energy

Octopus has resolved the long-mooted exit of Shell Energy from the UK by striking a deal to acquire its energy and broadband customers.

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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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Energy price cap level lowered for third consecutive time to £1,923

With the price cap level being lowered yet again by Ofgem, what does this mean for customers and the likelihood of being able to switch to affordable energy deals?

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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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Uswitch 2023 Energy Awards winners announced

Uswitch has announced the winners of its annual Energy Awards, which have been slimmed down this year to reflect the ongoing challenges of the energy market.

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Energy-saving tips: tools and gadgets - Uswitch

Tips and advice on tools and gadgets that could help you with energy-saving heating. Find products to help cut your heating bills.

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What is the renewable heat incentive (RHI)? - Uswitch

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 2023).

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Notifying your supplier of an energy switch - Uswitch

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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Underfloor heating: the ultimate guide - Uswitch

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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Gas and electricity: a guide to household energy bills - Uswitch

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

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Domestic energy suppliers' fuel mix - Uswitch

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

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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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Nearly six million households are stuck with a supplier they didn't choose

Uswitch research has found that nearly six million households are stuck with an energy supplier they didn't choose after their previous energy supplier went out of business.

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Summer energy bills and the cost of keeping cool - Uswitch

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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Paying for energy via Direct Debit - Uswitch

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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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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Uswitch and So Energy launch exclusive fixed deal cheaper than the price cap

Uswitch and So Energy have launched an exclusive fixed deal cheaper than the price cap to both new and existing customers.

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What is the Great British Insulation Scheme? - Uswitch

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a new energy efficiency scheme introduced by the government to help households waste less energy - but who's eligible for it and how can you sign up?

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Energy price cap to be lowered to £2,074 from July 2023

Ofgem announces a reduction in the level of the energy price cap, from £3,280 to £2,074.

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ScottishPower energy bill explained - Uswitch

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

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Compare Business Energy Deals - Uswitch

It’s quick and easy to compare and switch business energy supplier with Uswitch. We compare a range of suppliers, including domestic and specialist business energy companies, to find a deal that suits you.

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UK energy market updates and information - Uswitch

Find out what the latest developments in the UK energy market are and what they mean for you in our round-up.

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Energy suppliers are sitting on almost £7 billion of households' money

Uswitch research has found that, after an unusual winter, households are entering the spring and summer with credit in their accounts when they would usually be slightly in debit.

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UK salons struggle as energy bills top 40% of business costs

Uswitch research shows that hair salons and beauty parlours in particular are struggling with the significant costs of the energy crisis.

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Top 5 smart meter benefits - Uswitch

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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OVO Energy bills explained - Uswitch

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

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How do I read my British Gas bill? - Uswitch

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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What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? - Uswitch

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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What are Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs)? - Uswitch

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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Where does my household electricity and gas come from? - Uswitch

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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How to pay by cash or cheque for your energy bill - Uswitch

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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Can I switch energy supplier if I have solar panels? - Uswitch

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

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Collective energy switching scheme: how it works - Uswitch

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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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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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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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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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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Your energy personal projection explained - Uswitch

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

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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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How to move your gas or electricity meter - Uswitch

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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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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Car insurance for drivers with medical conditions - Uswitch

If you develop a medical condition that has the potential to impair your driving ability, any insurance claims you make could become more complicated. Find out why here.

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Handley Park in Sixpenny Handley is the hardest street to heat in England and Wales

Uswitch's annual survey of England and Wales's energy performance certificates has revealed the hardest and easiest streets to heat.

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Energy Price Guarantee level to remain at £2,500 for a further three months

The government has announced that the Energy Price Guarantee, through which it keeps customers' energy bills at a lower level than they otherwise would have been, will be maintained at its current level until the end of June 2023.

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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 suppliers could soon offer fixed deals between £2,200 and £2,500 according Uswitch analysis

With wholesale energy prices dropping and the Energy Price Guarantee due to stay at £2,500, suppliers could imminently be in a position to offer customers fixed deals.

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Ofgem cuts energy price cap level to £3,280

Ofgem has cut the level of the energy price cap from April, though it will remain higher than the government's Energy Price Guarantee.

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Uswitch launches Utrack Money Back demand flexibility scheme

Uswitch has announced the launch of its demand flexibility scheme, Utrack Money Back.

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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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Arguments over energy usage on the rise in UK households

Uswitch research has shown that in the wake of high energy bills, more people are now arguing about energy use than they previously were.

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Non-direct debit customers see energy bills rise in January

Although the Energy Price Guarantee is protecting customers from big price rises, some have seen a small increase since the beginning of 2023.

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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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Octopus Energy bill explained

Energy bills can be confusing, but they're not as scary as they look - find out how to read your Octopus Energy bill here.

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Government launches energy-saving campaign with support from Uswitch

The long-mooted government energy-saving campaign has launched across the country with focus on Uswitch and Utrack.

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Uswitch announces launch of new mobile app Utrack

Uswitch has today launched its new mobile app, Utrack, which is designed to help energy users track and change their energy usage and habits.

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Power cuts: what to expect and how to handle them

Power cuts and blackouts are never enjoyable, whether they're expected or unexpected. Find out how to handle them here.

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Bulb enters special administration and is bought by Octopus - what does this mean for you?

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

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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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Top tips for choosing your heating cover

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

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Boiler cover: questions and answers

If you have queries or reservations about getting boiler or central heating cover, we’ve put together this guide to provide you with all the answers you need.

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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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Uswitch encourages UK households to Check, Track and Change their energy usage this winter

With more than a fifth of households saying they can only cope with rising bills by cutting their energy usage, Uswitch is encouraging customers to check, track and change their energy habits this winter.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Energy Price Guarantee sees energy prices frozen at £2,500 for two years

In the wake of rocketing energy bills making life financially impossible for UK households, the UK has intervened to fix energy prices with the Energy Price Guarantee.

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Energy price cap level raised to new record high of £3,549

The second energy price cap revision of the year sees it raised to a new high of £3,549 for average use households across the UK.

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Households underestimate energy price cap increase by over £1,000

With the price cap due to increase in August, Uswitch research has found that many households are vastly underestimating the amount it's likely to increase by.

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