Cheap Prepaid Gas & Elec
Get a standard meter, or switch & save
If you have a prepaid gas or electric meter, your prices are capped by the regulator. Yet don't be fooled, this already expensive cap will rise by a further £106/yr from 1 April on typical use, a third rise in just a year. With providers likely to hike prices, act now to beat them.
Solar panels – are they worth it?
How much can you really save?
Solar panels can mean big bucks. These 'photovoltaic' panels generate electricity from the sun, and not only do they cut your energy bills, you can get paid for generating energy too. But the Government has recently announced a possible end to these payments from March 2019, so do the sums on solar panels still add up?
What are they? Should you get one? And could yours go 'dumb'?
Energy suppliers are gradually installing the next generation of gas and electricity meters, called smart meters. The Government's ambition is for everyone in England, Scotland and Wales to be offered them at no upfront cost in the next few years, but what exactly are smart meters, should you get them, and what happens if you switch?
Martin Lewis: How to reclaim £100s of credit from your energy firm
Is your electricity and gas provider unfairly sitting on £100s of your money? Over 70% of us pay energy bills by direct debit – a good thing, as it gets you the cheapest rates. However, it can give firms the chance to build up a reservoir of customers' money. It's time to get that money back!
Best Boiler Cover
Save up to £100 on cover
Energy providers use our fear of losing heating or hot water to jack up the price of boiler breakdown cover. And while some of the big six energy suppliers try to flog their own cover at inflated prices, you don't need to go with your provider – you can get similar policies for just £8/month.
Cheap Heating Oil
Find the cheapest prices & haggle down costs
The 1.3 million UK households who rely on a heating oil tank to warm their homes risk overpaying due to an under-regulated market that gets too little political attention. There's no slick solution, but there are things you can try to cut heating oil prices.
Energy bills explained
How to use them to save £100s
Energy bills can be confusing – sometimes it's hard to decipher exactly how much you're paying. To make it clearer, we've explained exactly what each bill means to help you have more control over what you're paying and make it easier for you to switch companies and save money.