Energy Crisis Help

Our tips to counter the cost of soaring gas and electricity bills

Martin Lewis: On a FIXED energy deal?

There are currently no fixed tariffs that will save you money compared with the Government's…

Solar panels – are they worth it?

As well as saving you money on your energy bills, solar panels can also earn you cash. And…

Cut your water bills

Water is the forgotten utility – many think they can't save, but we've seen successes from…

Heating oil - how to try and get lower prices in the current crisis

More than one million UK households that rely on a heating oil tank to warm their homes risk…

Cheap prepaid gas & electricity

The energy market is in crisis. Wholesale prices (those firms pay) are at unprecedented highs,…

Smart meters

Energy suppliers are installing the next generation of gas and electricity meters, called smart…

Electric vehicle energy tariffs

With over 500,000 electric vehicles on UK roads, some energy suppliers have started offering…

Housing & energy grants

There's lots of financial help available right now due to the cost of living crisis, as…

Free insulation and boiler grants

There are freebies on offer from energy providers if your home qualifies, from new loft and…

Best boiler cover

If you're worried about your boiler or central heating system failing, boiler breakdown cover…

Cold weather payments

With the cold weather payment, you can get £25 to help with heating bills for each seven-day…

Is Economy 7 right for you?

An Economy 7 tariff gives a cheaper electricity rate at night and a more expensive one in the…

Cheap green energy

Attitudes and behaviours are changing and many are opting to go greener. In normal times, switching…

What are smart thermostats?

Smart thermostats are a nifty way to control your heating on the go from your phone, tablet…

Electric vehicles

The push towards electric vehicles (EVs) is growing and is likely to become more of a focus with…

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Energy help 

This section has all our guides and tools to help you with the soaring cost of energy. We've full details of the Government's Energy Price Guarantee, which will keep costs capped until April. Plus we've help for what you need to think about if you've fixed energy.

We've also got guides which pull together all of the help available, whether that's Government grants for specific groups, help from the energy companies or free advice agencies that can help.

We've also tips to help you cut how much energy you use. And if that doesn't go far enough to cut your bills, our Heat the Human, not the Home guide tells you how to stay warm without putting the heating on - a guide we never thought we'd have to write.  

You'll also find the various energy and housing grants that are available, an energy switching guide for those living in Northern Ireland, plus information on smart meters and whether you should get one – including what happens if it goes 'dumb'.

And if you're wanting to go green, our Are Solar Panels worth it? and Electric Vehicles tariff guides could help you change up your home to use less - though the initial outlay for both is very high.