Energy Bills

Four in five households turned down their heating last winter because of energy costs

Homeowners have been warned they still face rising energy prices after last year’s spikes and need to redouble their efforts this winter to keep heating bills down while not compromising on comfort. Four out of every five tado° customers turned down their thermostats last winter, backing up findings by the UK’s watchdog Ofgem that showed […]

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60% of UK billpayers feel “troubled by the looming threat of fuel poverty”

In a recent study conducted by Alpha, the pressing concerns of UK homeowners around fuel poverty and energy security have come to the forefront with a staggering 60% of UK billpayers feeling troubled by the looming threat of fuel poverty. The cost-of-living crisis has cascading effects, with one in four citing stress and anxiety (26%) […]

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Energy price cap lowered for last quarter of 2023

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced a reduction in the energy price cap for the last quarter of 2023 (Oct to Dec).      The change will bring the average dual-fuel energy bill below £2,000 a year for the first time since April 2022, saving households an average of £151 on the previous quarter. From 1 October – […]

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CIPHE develops maths resources to give professionals clearer knowledge of utility bills

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced plans to develop educational maths resources to equip professionals and apprentices with clearer knowledge of household utility bills including energy and water. Working with colleges and approved training centres across the UK, the resources will involve applying a range of calculations to manage water […]

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Opinion: “Customers want to be warm, not just tepid”

In his exclusive column, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs takes a look at how 2022 was for installers: It’s the end of the year as we know it! I thought we’d have a little round-up of what’s been occurring this year in the heating world. Boilers were in reality short supply at one stage, which was […]

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