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FREE Energy Advice Tool* [Beta Version]

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After 2 years in the planning and a lot of work in the background, we’re finally pleased to launch the Beta version of our free Energy Advice Tool. It’s still a work in progress, so don’t be too quick to judge, we’ve probably realised it a little too early, but we just couldn’t wait to […]

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Guide to switching energy supplier

Monday, October 12, 2015

Switching energy supplier is one of the easiest ways you can save large amounts of money on your gas and electricity bills. Websites like uSwitch make it very easy to switch your energy supplier online in less than half an hour.  Not only can you save hundreds of pounds by switching, but comparison websites will […]

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Understanding your energy bill

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bills, bills, bills. Energy bills can be confusing. Your energy bill contains really important information, but they are often filled with confusing terms, codes and numbers. At The Energy Community we often get asked for help on how to understand energy bills. And, we know that for you to save the most money on your […]

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Prepayment meters: Part 2

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the first of our posts on electricity and gas prepayment meters we discussed what they were, what they are for and their comparative costs relative to the cheapest tariffs offered by the Big Six.  In this Know-How post we will go into a bit more depth about the costs of a prepayment meter and what […]

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Smart Meters – what are they?…and what makes them smart?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Smart meters are coming to replace your traditional and conventional meters over the coming years. And by 2020, it is likely we will all have one. Research by uSwitch highlighted that 55% of us are “in the dark” as to what smart meters are. What are Smart Meters? So firstly, what is a smart meter? […]

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What is a KWh?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What is a KWh? What on earth is this unit that is on our electricity bills? What does it mean and where did it come from? 1 in 5 of us doesn’t have the foggiest and the rest probably just won’t admit it! Well by the end of this, YOU are going to KNOW what […]

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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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