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Energy guides

If you're looking for assistance in comparing energy, switching energy or any energy problem, our energy guides are here to help.

Energy bills

Managing energy bills is key for customers - find the answers to your questions here.

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11 May 2023

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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14 April 2023

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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14 April 2023

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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12 April 2023

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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11 April 2023

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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21 December 2022

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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Energy discounts and help

Various discounts and help are available to energy customers, both through industry organisations and individual suppliers. See what might be available to you here.

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12 July 2023

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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12 April 2023

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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11 April 2023

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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11 April 2023

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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11 April 2023

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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10 November 2022

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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Energy meters

Get to grips with the different types of gas and electricity meter here.

Energy prices

Whether they're relatively stable or fairly volatile, energy prices are worth keeping an eye on. Find out more here.

13 July 2023

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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26 October 2022

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 suppliers

Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.

Energy switching

Confused about the process of energy switching? See what's involved and what information you might need here.

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12 April 2023

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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12 April 2023

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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11 April 2023

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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Energy tariffs

Energy tariffs are the deals you might sign up to when you switch - see what they entail here.

Smart energy

Smart energy is the future - how can you get on board? Find out here.

Energy studies

Read our latest energy studies.

07 October 2021

Celebrity Christmas recipes: whose recipe costs the most time and money?

Discover the time and costs of the most popular celebrity chefs Christmas dinner recipes, from Nigella Lawson to Ottolenghi

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17 August 2021

Revealed: The carbon footprint of trending food and drink

Discover the carbon footprint of the top trending food and drink items to help you reduce your impact on the planet.

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11 August 2021

Low-maintenance plants and how to care for them

Gardening data reveals the plants that require the least amount of maintenance.

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02 August 2021

Ethical Beauty Brands Influence Report

Analysing 45 of the most popular UK make-up brands, we reveal which are the most sustainable, and which influencers are earning the most money

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16 June 2021

Battle of the Brands: best supermarket own-brand vegan ranges ranked

Uswitch has analysed the own-brand vegan ranges from eight different supermarkets to reveal which have the most choice.

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14 May 2021

The world’s most sustainable cities

From green space through to public transport, air quality and energy sources, we look at the world’s most sustainable cities and what makes them so successful.

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