energy

Have you switched the heating on? 14 October voted most popular day to turn on the heating

As winter approaches and the dark evenings draw in, many households are reaching for the thermostat to keep the cold at bay.

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Your Shout: Moneywise readers have their say in September 2017

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of September 2017.

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18 million energy customers to see bills capped by government

Plans to cap energy prices for millions of households have moved one step closer to reality as draft legislation has been published by the government.

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Brits waste £2.2bn on unnecessary heating

Householders in the UK waste more than £2.2 billion a year heating their homes when they don’t need to, according to new research.

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One-day energy switching on the cards

Households may be able to switch energy provider in just one working day in future, under new plans being consulted on.

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E.on to ditch default standard variable tariff in favour of one-year fix

E.on has announced that from “early 2018”, the default tariff households are rolled onto when their fixed deal comes to an end – unless they choose otherwise – will be a one-year fix instead of a pricey standard variable...

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Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Power NI customers to be hit with 5.6% electricity hike

Power NI customers will be hit with a 5.6% electricity hike from 1 October, the provider has announced today.

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True money stories from smart people: Can I borrow your crystal ball? Mine seems to be faulty

When we hear of Julius Caesar brushing aside the soothsayer who told him to “beware the Ides of March”, we think he was being dangerously rash.

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Save almost £700 a year on home appliances with these 10 lifestyle tips

With all the chatter and advertising about changing energy suppliers and obtaining better tariffs, there is hardly a soul in this nation who has not heard that they should change to a better deal.

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