Switching energy providers
By switching energy providers or changing your fuel tariff, you could potentially save hundreds of pounds a year. To compare tariffs, you need to know how much you pay for your energy. Visit at least 3 price comparison sites and enter your details to see how much you can save.
If you are concerned about further price increases, you may want to protect yourself by choosing a fixed price energy tariff. Fixed price tariffs will guarantee that the price you pay for energy will not increase for a fixed period of time, normally 1 - 3 years. Once you have found the cheapest provider, switching is easy. All you have to do is fill in some personal details. NB: You should ensure you take both your gas and electricity from the same supplier, thus benefiting from dual fuel discounts.
Switch to Direct Debits
Many energy companies offer discounts to customers who pay by Direct Debit. Contact your energy company to see if they provide this discount.
Take regular meter readings
If your gas and electricity meters aren't read regularly, bills based on estimated readings mean you could end up paying for much more gas or electricity than you actually use. Reading your meter regularly and updating your energy supplier also enables you to keep track of what you're using and cut back if necessary.