Gas, Electricity & Water

How to cut the cost of your energy and water bills

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Gas & Electric 

This section, including our free Cheap Energy Club, will help you find and switch to a cheap energy tariff – easily slashing the amount you spend on gas and electricity and also explains how to cut water bills, such as whether you'd save by moving to a water meter.

We explain how easy it is to switch energy suppliers and include our pick of the top deals, whether you're looking for great service, a brand you recognise or green energy. This section covers prepayment and credit meters where we weigh up the pros and cons of each – including Economy 7 – in addition to alternative energy such as solar panels and heating oil. You'll 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'.

Should you keep your heating on low all day? What about painting radiators black? You'll find answers to these and many more in our Energy mythbusting guide, which reveals whether common tricks to cut energy usage really work. Confused by your energy bill? Our guides will help you understand what you're paying for, how to get your energy direct debit right and how to reclaim credit if you've overpaid.