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Insulate your home on the cheap

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Insulate your home on the cheap

The snowflakes are real, honest!

Last year I discovered my new flat was about as well insulated as a beach hut.

Every room and window seemed to be letting in a draught but since I’m from Yorkshire I tend to think that as long as it’s above freezing it’s warm enough for shorts.

My other half disagreed and decided we’d have to make the place as warm as we could, for as cheap as possible.

Thankfully another Yorkshire trait means I know how to save a ‘few bob’ so after a quick brew I cracked on with it. Here’s what I did…

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The joys of spring: daffodils, new born lambs, and quarterly energy bills

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is organised by national fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with SSE. We asked Sarah Wright at NEA to shed some light on what fuel poverty entails and how it may affect you. 

JPEG - Small ColourFollowing the arrival of  spring, most of us will be looking forward to the year ahead – until our quarterly energy bills arrive and we realise just what it cost us to keep warm last winter.

Energy price hikes and pressures on household budgets mean that even at the end of a mild winter many people are likely to be struggling to pay their fuel bills. The last official estimate states that 2 million gas and 1.4 million electricity accounts are in debt in Britain, and there are an estimated 4.5 million households in the UK living in fuel poverty.

Next Friday (28th) we’re running Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and we want to share some hints and tips to help you or anyone who’s in fuel debt or worried about keeping warm in their home.

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Rising energy costs: time to switch?

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Is it time for you to switch?

Is it time for you to switch?

If your gas or electric bill keeps hitting the doormat with a heavier and heavier thud, you may be wondering if you’d be better off with another provider.

Even the most energy-frugal among us don’t appear to be safe from those deadly price hikes. All it takes is a jump of a couple of pounds on these bills to tip a person’s budget over the edge.

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