Energy Crisis Help

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

Prepaid gas and electricity

Prepaid gas and electricity

Can you change from prepayment meter to direct debit? Plus what extra help is available

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

More than 1.5 million UK households that rely on a heating oil tank to warm their homes risk…

Smart meters

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

Electric vehicle energy tariffs

Some energy suppliers are again offering tariffs aimed at electric vehicle owners, after most…

Housing & energy grants

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

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…

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.