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Love your fridge – 6 tips to improve its energy efficiency

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Your fridge is one of the hardest working appliances you have in your home. It keeps food cold, fresh and safe till we want to eat it. It works every hour of every day.  Each year a fridge typically costs about £24 to run. It might not sound like much, when your total electricity bill […]

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Spring Clean your Energy Bill

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Winter has been and gone and your your energy bills may well have caused your face to contort and your buttocks to clench. Then you see your smug neighbour who has a toasty house with “hardly any heating” he says! Apparently all his home improvements came trumps this winter “practically paying for themselves” he says! Make […]

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How I earned £2925.08* per hour

Friday, February 27, 2015

*kind of. Calm down! Don’t worry, I am not trying to scam you, and everything I did was perfectly legal. To earn this huge amount of money you might think that maybe I have become a professional footballer or involved in some illegal business activity.  I didn’t.  I simply switched energy provider. Being proactive pays […]

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120 second shower challenge

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Being a ‘mega fan’ of Soap and Glory products  I came across their idea for a 120 second shower whilst browsing their website. The theory and motivation for this being that Soap and Glory encourage people to take long luxurious showers whilst using their products. The aim of 120 second shower is that one very […]

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Guest Blog – The most effective energy saving device is also free – David Sorsby, LiveLight

Sunday, November 9, 2014

David is the founder of LiveLight.org.uk.  LiveLight offers tools, support, money-saving deals, and recommendations to get debt free and fight climate change. Are we crazy? My next door neighbour – let’s call him ‘Old Vic’ – has had his central heating on continuously since we moved into our house eight years ago. When we are […]

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Together we can save!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When we talk about The Energy Community we often talk about how ‘collectively’ we can learn from each other on how to save energy: exchanging tips, advice and stories.  But, there are other ways that together we can save too…may I introduce the idea of ‘collective switching’. The idea of saving money by switching provider […]

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Become a tax dodger and save on your bills!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Before you ring the police or Revenue and Customs and report me for tax evasion, I use the term ‘tax’loosely.  The Daily Mail recently lambasted Ed Davey, the cabinet minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, for dodging tax that is charged on the majority of domestic energy bills.  Before we all march […]

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Beware of vampires!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Before you worry that I have lost my mind, I am not talking about vampires in the Dracula sense (so, you can put the garlic away).  I am talking about electronic devices that we leave plugged in and slowly suck electricity, and ultimately drive up our bills. Ecotricity, a small ‘green’  energy supplier, published some […]

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Does your energy supplier owe you £86?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

According to a new report published by uSwitch.com your energy company could owe you up to £86.  The research found that the average household paying by direct debit was in credit by the end of March.  The important thing to remember is by March-April, the end of winter, your account should typically be balanced. Direct debits […]

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GB Energy Supply ceases trading – Guide for customers

GB Energy Supply, one of the newest, and in the past cheapest energy suppliers, has ceased trading.  160,000 customers, have been attracted to the company over the past couple of years because of their market leading cheap energy prices (and I count myself as one of these). DO NOT PANIC! The company and Ofgem have […]

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