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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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Prepayment meters: Part 1 – Introduction

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Welcome to the first in our series of posts about prepayment meters.  Why are we doing more than one of our Know-How guides?  The reason being, there is a lot to discuss! What is a prepayment meter? Prepayment meters are relatively common in the UK, 5.8 million households have one. In many ways they are […]

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Why Is electricity cheaper at night?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why Is electricity cheaper at night?   A lot of us will have heard about the Economy 7 (and possibly the Economy 10 tariff). If you havn’t, it’s: “A tariff where you get cheaper electricity for 7 or 10 hours a day, mostly during the night” It is essentially an electricity equivalent of off-peak train […]

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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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