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When is the best time to switch my energy?

Is there a good time to switch energy supplier? Saveonenergy gives more advice on finding the best deal for you.

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What should I do when there is a power cut?

Saveonenergy tells you who you need to contact during a power cut.

The ultimate guide to underfloor heating

Everything you need to know about underfloor heating systems, including the different types, the costs and benefits. Get advice from money saving experts.

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What is fracking? Common questions answered

Discover more about the controversial energy generation method in this guide that answers all your questions on fracking in the UK.

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Common energy switching myths: debunked

Think switching energy will mean you will get charged twice or have to install a new meter? Think again. We reveal the truth behind common switching myths.

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Which suppliers offer green energy plans?

Saveonenergy shows you which suppliers offer green energy tariffs. Compare renewable deals and switch supplier today.

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What is the Priority Services Register and how do I get on it?

The Priority Services Register was recently broadened by Ofgem. Learn what it involves and how to register.

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What to do when your energy tariff comes to an end

Unsure what to do at the end of your energy contract? Could you save by switching supplier? Here's what to do, and how to avoid overpaying on standard variable rate tariffs.

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How to make a complaint about your energy supplier

Being overcharged for your energy? Understand when and how to make a complaint to your energy supplier, and when to contact the Energy Ombudsman.

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How to find out if your supplier owes you money or energy credit

Discover if you have energy bill credit left over from your current gas or electricity supplier. Find out how to check if you are owed an energy refund with this advice from energy saving experts.

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British energy suppliers: who is who?

Discover which energy suppliers are 'British made', and which of the big six have roots in the UK.

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What is the Renewable Heat Incentive?

Everything you need to know about the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme - what is RHI? And how do you apply?

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Is your energy supplier overcharging you?

Unsure if you have been overcharged by your energy supplier? Learn how to check for incorrect charges in your bill and what to do next with expert advice from energy saving experts.

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Energy price cap guide: how will it affect customers?

All you need to know about the latest August 2019 energy price cap set by Ofgem and how the price cap could affect your energy bills.

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How to find a cheap electricity supplier

Save money on your electricity bill by switching to a cheaper energy supplier today. Use our price comparison tool to find the cheapest deal for your home.

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The ultimate guide to smart thermostats

Learn all you need to know about smart thermostats. How do they work and could they save you money?

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How much does energy cost in your region?

Find out how the average price of gas and electricity varies across the UK. Which areas offer the cheapest and most expensive energy deals.

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Green Energy UK supplier information

An independent guide to Green Energy UK in 2019. Read about the latest energy deals, customer satisfaction reviews and how to switch to Green Energy UK today.

The essential consumer guide to Economy 7

Find out how switching to an Economy 7 meter could save you money. Straightforward, easy-to-understand information from energy saving experts.

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How to switch to a small energy supplier

In 2019, small energy suppliers occupy a significant portion of the UK market. Could switching to a small energy provider help you save? As more and more consumers switch from the big six, should you do the same? Our guide answers all your questions on small suppliers.

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The ultimate prepayment meter guide

Everything you need to know about prepayment meters. Learn how to compare and switch to a new energy deal today to save on your prepayment meter expenses.

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Electric cars and how they affect your energy bill

How will purchasing an electric vehicle impact your energy bills? Saveonenergy explains all you need to know.

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What are Cold Weather Payments and am I eligible for them?

Find out what the Cold Weather Payment grant is, if you are eligible, and how to claim, plus more advice on cutting down your energy bills.

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Comparing business energy tariff prices per kWh

Switching commercial energy supplier can be daunting. Learn how to easily compare business gas and electricity tariffs with our price per kWh guide.

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Can I keep my energy plan if I move house?

Moving home and hoping to stay on your current energy tariff? Discover how you can move your energy current energy plan and supplier with you when you move home.

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How to move your gas or electricity meter

A guide on how to move your gas or electricity meter and why you might feel the need to move it.

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How to change from a prepayment meter to a standard meter

Learn how to replace your prepayment meter for a regular credit meter. We explain who can switch and how to request a prepayment meter removal.

The energy switchers' guide to moving house

Learn how to set up your new gas and electricity supply when moving house, and how to inform your previous energy supplier.

How to get power cut compensation

Expert advice from money saving experts to help you get compensation from your energy supplier.

How are my utility bills broken down?

Learn how to read your utility bills in order to better understand what you have been charged by your energy supplier and why - find a breakdown of the average utility bill and price comparisons to help you save on energy.

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What happens after I switch energy supplier?

Everything you need to know about what happens when you switch energy supplier.

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Why do businesses use half-hourly electricity meters?

An in-depth guide on half-hourly meters, including how they could help your business save on energy bills.

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Ecotricity supplier information

An independent guide to Ecotricity in 2019. Read about the latest energy deals, customer satisfaction reviews and how to switch to Ecotricity today.

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How can I find a cheap energy supplier?

Compare all the cheapest energy deals available in the market today. Switching today could you hundreds on your energy bills.

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The ultimate guide to solar panels

Everything you need to know about solar panels: how they work, their lifespan, feed in tariffs, and switching energy supplier with solar panels installed.

The tenants' guide to switching

Discover if you can or cannot compare and switch energy providers without your landlord's permission. More than three-quarters of UK renters are missing out of hundreds of pounds worth of energy savings by not comparing and switching their energy supplier.

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Who is my gas and electricity supplier?

Could you save money on energy? Find out who supplies your energy, and discover if switching provider could save you money.

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Who are the big six energy suppliers?

Find out more about the UK's big six energy suppliers. Who are they and how they effect the market. Could you save by switching to a big six supplier?

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How to get a refund from your energy supplier

Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Saveonenergy guides you through the process.

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Green Star Energy supplier information

An independent guide to Green Star Energy in 2019. Read about the latest energy deals, customer satisfaction reviews and how to switch to Green Star Energy today.

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The ultimate guide to Economy 10

Find out how switching to an Economy 10 meter could save you money, and how they differ from Economy 7. Straightforward, easy-to-understand information from energy saving experts.

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What is the Tariff Comparison Rate and how can it help you save money?

What is the Tariff Comparison Rate and how can you use it to save money on energy bills? Find out all you need to know here.

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Utility Warehouse supplier information

An independent guide to Utility Warehouse in 2019. Read about the latest energy deals, customer satisfaction reviews and how to switch to Utility Warehouse today.

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The ultimate guide to standard rate tariffs

Learn more about standard variable rate tariffs, and why you could be overpaying on energy usage.

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The ultimate smart meter guide

Everything you need to know about smart meters, like how to get a free new smart meter, how to read smarts meters, and cutting down on energy usage. Straightforward, easy-to-understand information from energy saving experts.

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Paying for energy by cash or cheque

Saveonenergy explains how to pay your energy bills with cash or cheque, and advises whether you should change your payment method.

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What to do if you're in debt to your energy supplier

Find out what to do if you owe money to your energy supplier and get advice on how to avoid energy debt in the future.

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How to compare energy prices

Compare gas & electricity deals with Saveonenergy's price comparison information. Switching supplier is quick and easy - do it today and start saving on energy bills.

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How to switch gas and electricity

Saveonenergy can guide you through the process of switching energy supplier. Learn how to compare energy deals, and reduce your bills by choosing a provider that suits your needs.

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A guide to understanding your energy bills

Confused by your energy bill? Here's how to read and better understand the charges on your bill. Expert advice from industry experts.

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The ultimate guide to the Warm Home Discount

All you need to know about the Warm Home Discount scheme. Discover if you are eligible, and start saving on your energy bills today.

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How to find the cheapest gas and electricity

Find the cheapest gas and electricity deals using our energy price comparison. Switch to a new energy supplier today and start saving on your utility bills.

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The ultimate guide to electricity meters

Saveonenergy explains how to read your electricity meter and make sure you don't pay more than you need to for your energy.