Top tips to help you
Big Energy Savings Week commencing 31 October 2016 is a Government funded initiative working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service, Citizens Advice Scotland, the Energy Savings Trust and Home Energy Scotland.
Read your meter regularly and check your bills to make sure you know how much energy you’re using and that you are paying the right amount.
Talk to your supplier or Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (Tel – 0300 303 4321), if you think your bill is wrong or have problems paying. You could be entitled to benefits or support to pay your bill.
You could save around £300 by switching energy supplier or changing tariff. Use your Power to Switch and visit https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk/ to compare energy prices.
You can switch even if you owe up to £500 per fuel if you use a prepayment meter. If you pay for your energy through a credit meter and have problems switching due to fuel debts, Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service can help you to negotiate with your supplier.
Make your home energy efficient – insulate lofts and walls, double glaze or use thick curtains to keep the heat in, and get your boiler serviced or replaced to make sure it’s energy efficient.
There are schemes to help with this; Home Energy Scotland http://www.greenerscotland.org/ Energy Saving Trust’s Home Energy Check at http://hec.est.org.uk/
Save money and energy – Only charge laptops and mobile phones when they need it, don’t leave appliances on standby and always turn off the light when you leave a room.
Find out how to get lower energy bills and a more comfortable home with the Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service on 0300 303 4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service branches at