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Guide to lightbulbs: what to buy and how to compare them

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The days might be getting longer and the nights shorter so we are all probably using the lights round our home less. But, lighting is still one of the most significant uses of electricity in our. Lighting offers some of the simplest, cheapest and most cost effective ways to save energy and money at home. […]

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Why should you turn off your lights?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Turning off your lights when you don’t need them is one of the easiest ways to save money in the home. Read on to find out why and how! Why? 1 energy saving bulb (like the one here) left on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round would cost about £26. In […]

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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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How to read your gas and electricity meter

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Why is it important to know? Your gas and electricity meter are very important in helping you know how much energy you use home. And, they are the best way in working out how well you done in trying to save energy and money. It is important to understand that your meter is the most accurate way of measuring your […]

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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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Hot water tank insulation and jackets

Friday, October 9, 2015

“If you are cold, put a jacket on!” That was often the advice of my mother when I was feeling a little cold.  This is also the best advice for your hot water tank! Unlike our heating systems, we use and need hot water all year round.  If you have a “combi-boiler”, and have no […]

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What’s The Difference #1: TVs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The average person in the UK watches over 3 hours of TV per day (1) and our TV’s are getting huge, but since you’re here, you’ll want to know the energy use of different TV types and how much they cost! Here at The Energy Community we think that a TV is a TV, and the […]

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What’s the Difference: Our confusion cutting series

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Welcome to our new series of Know-How guides: “What’s the Difference”. In this series, we will be clarifying the difference between variations of the same thing (e.g. boilers, double glazing and light bulbs). Say goodbye to being confused about energy! There are two things we hope you will find useful in each article: We want you […]

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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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Make your home energy efficient this summer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It’s time to switch your home into summer mode! Now the bright mornings and summer afternoons are here* it’s time to get our homes into summer mode! Here’s a quick checklist of things that could make your home more energy efficient this summer and hopefully save you a few pounds here and there. –       Time […]

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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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