Martin Lewis has issued essential advice for homeowners as energy prices are expected to surge at the end of this month. One tip, in particular, is a lesser-known trick that saves on energy costs – and the expert has also revealed how to bag some freebies.
Ofgem’s price cap will increase from £1,277 to £1,971 on April 1, with prepayment customers facing the biggest jump from £1,309 to £2,017. The energy price cap, which is currently reviewed twice yearly, sets a limit on the rates a supplier can charge for each unit of gas and electricity used.
Ahead of the upcoming price hike, the expert shared exclusive energy-saving tips that will help consumers reduce their spending. The advice, dished out at the Ideal Home Show 2022, included topping up your metre and ensuring you do a metre reading before the end of the month, as well as signing up to pay your council tax by direct debit as soon as possible. Another handy and lesser-known trick is to save on energy costs by using less water.
The expert revealed: “Bizarrely, one way to save on your energy bills is to use less water, because much of the water we use in our home has been heated, so we pay for it to be heated.”
Martin went on to explain how to get some freebies that will also help you save on your water and so on your overall household bills.
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He said: “There’s a website called savemoneysavewater.co.uk, which collates all the freebees available from the water companies around the country, such as £30 aerated showerheads, which you can get for free, and what that does is you can feel the same shower pressure but you’re actually using far less water to do it. It’s worth checking out, go grab yourself a freebie, save on your water – good if you’re on a water bill – and save on your energy because you’re paying to heat less water.”
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