It’s that time of year again. The clocks are going back this weekend, meaning that we’re teetering on the edge of another long and dark winter.
During the summer, eight out of Ireland’s ten energy suppliers hiked their prices and three of those suppliers then announced a second round of price hikes coming into effect next month. As a direct result of these hikes, many energy customers around the country could see their annual bills rise by upwards of €200 which is not ideal for anyone.
The good news is that the quickest and easiest way to save close to €300 on your energy bills this year, is to switch suppliers if you haven’t done so within the last 12 months.
Most energy suppliers offer substantial discounts to new customers signing up, and these discounts last for the duration of your contract, making for some significant savings! Why pay more for gas and electricity when you don’t have to?
Comparing and switching is super easy and free and only takes a few minutes. All you need is your MPRN, your GPRN and a recent meter reading.
After switching suppliers, the second easiest way to lower your energy bills is to try to reduce your usage. This needn’t be a huge effort or hassle, as there are lots of small everyday changes you can make around the house that will make a decent impact without leaving you sitting in a freezing cold room with the lights off.
Here are 10 of our favourite tips to help you lower your energy consumption - some might surprise you!
If you’re looking for some longer-term energy efficiency solutions, here are a few good places to start:
If you've got any top energy-saving tips we might have missed, please let us know in the comments! We'd love to hear from you.
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