Top Tips to Reduce Your Energy Bill for Winter

Top Tips to Reduce Your Energy Bill for Winter 
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- Asda Mumdex
research reveals that two thirds of mums say money and finances are
the biggest concern in their life; this comes as energy bills are set
to rocket this winter.(i) 
The current economic climate is a huge challenge for the nation,
particularly cash-strapped families and mums. 
Asda Mumdex research shows that 64% of mums pay for bills and deal
with service providers; 77% of mums in a relationship manage the
household budget. 
With this in mind and in the wake of energy suppliers all announcing
price hikes, it could be worth finding ways to reduce your energy
bill now. 
British Gas, SSE, Scottish Power, Npower and EDF Energy have all
announced price hikes-pushing up the average annual dual fuel bill by
GBP 80-GBP 122.(ii) 
Millions of households will be affected by the changes; however, Asda
Money offers top tips on how to reduce energy bills this winter. 
1. Switch suppliers 
One of the most effective and fastest ways of reducing your energy
bill is by switching suppliers. The Asda Energy Compare & Save tool
could help households save up GBP 331 a year by switching providers
online.(iii) 
2. Get insulated 
There are a number of ways you can try to keep your energy bills down
and one of them involves good insulation. Loft insulation, wall
cavity insulation and draught exclusion can provide households with a
total saving of around GBP 220 a year.(iv) Another way to prevent
heat from escaping through windows is to invest in thick curtains and
keep them closed. 
3. Be energy efficient 
A simple and effective way to reduce your energy bills is to reduce
your energy usage. Some 25% of an average household's energy
consumption is caused by lighting.(v) It could be worth turning off
lights in rooms that are not in use and using energy saving
lightbulbs instead. 
Notes to editors 
(i) Source: Asda Mumdex Report August 2012 http://your.asda.com/press
-centre/asda-mumdex-reveals-changing-role-of-mums-at-work-and-at-home 
(ii) Source: The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/persona
lfinance/consumertips/household-bills/9635226/EDF-increases-energy-prices-by-11pc.html 
(iii) Source: Asda Money http://money.asda.com/energy-comparison/ 
(iv) Source: The Guardian h
ttp://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/jun/17
/householdbills.consumeraffairs 
(v) Source: Eartheasy
http://eartheasy.com/live_energyeff_lighting.htm 
About Asda Energy Compare & Save 


 
--  Customers can save up to GBP 346(i) per year 
--  All UK suppliers are compared 
--  94% of customers can save(ii) 
--  Switching could take as little as 7 minutes(iii)

 
(i) At least 10% of customers who used energyhelpline (providers of
Asda Energy Compare & Save service) to switch their gas and
electricity between 01/01/2011 - 01/03/2012 saved GBP 346 a year or
more. 
(ii) Based on over 100,000 people comparing their energy with
energyhelpline between 29/03/2012 - 11/05/2012. 
(iii) At least 10% of customers who used energyhelpline (providers of
Asda Energy Compare & Save service) to switch their gas and
electricity between 01/08/2011 - 23/02/2012 took 7 minutes or less to
complete the switch application. 
Asda Energy Compare & Save is provided by energyhelpline.
energyhelpline is a free and impartial independent price comparison
service. Fully accredited by Consumer Focus, energyhelpline.com
compare all suppliers in the UK to help you find the cheapest energy
deal.
Contacts:
Press Contact
Paul Stevens
+44 (0)1925 611 026
paul.stevens@latitudegroup.com
 
 
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