Advisors explain how to tackle energy bills
09 February 2018 11:58
(Courtesy of Bognor Regis Post - 2 February 2018)
ADVISERS explained three steps to save money on fuel bills at special events in Chichester and Littlehampton.
The money-saving experts from Arun and Chichester Citizen’s Advice showed visitors how to take the sting out of the major household expense.
They were urged to check, switch and save their bills at the free occasions held to mark the national big energy savings week initiative.
Arun and Chichester Citizen’s Advice chief executive officer Luca Badioli said: “Big energy saving week is a fantastic opportunity to get expert advice on a range of ways you can reduce your energy costs.
“Switching your tariff or supplier is normally the quickest and most effective way to bring your costs down, but you can also modify your home and change your habits.
“It’s important for us to be taking part in big energy saving week as it’s older people and those on the lowest incomes who are likely to be paying over the odds for their energy as they’re least likely to switch.”
The events were held at the Wickbourne Centre in Littlehampton and Chichester District Council’s offices in East Pallant House.
Clients who went along were guided by advisers to check their meter bills regularly to ensure they paid the right amount and to switch to a different tariff or supplier for better value by using Citizen’s Advice’s energy comparison tool.
The third step to reducing bills is to turn off appliances, have a well serviced boiler and adequate insulation.