E.On is just one of the many UK energy suppliers who has put its prices up by 11.4% (electricity) and 18.1% (gas) in the last few months, following moves taken by other energy firms, EDF, Scottish Power et al.
This sharp hike in prices is (apparently) a knock-on effect of higher barrel prices, and energy companies need to cover their own costs.
This explanation is hardly easy to swallow. In an increasingly turbulent economic climate where we are squeezed for every penny, it’s going to be hard to find the spare cash.
There is already talk of reducing spend elsewhere and a recent Government report suggested that as much as 2,700 people will die from the cold this winter.
As bleak as this sounds, there are answers.
Maria Wardrobe, director of external affairs for National Energy Action, said: “The UK’s housing stock is very poor in terms of efficiency, with homes leaking heat. “Insulating cavity walls and loft spaces, placing carpets down rather than wooden floors, adding draught excluders to doors and fitting double glazing will all help lower energy use, mitigating the price rises.”
Some homeowners may be able to acquire grants for energy saving home improvements through initiatives such as the Warm Front scheme- a government grant available for wall cavity or loft insulation.
Homes that aren’t eligible for government grants can still get their house fitted with energy-efficient windows and doors now, and pay later with Britelite Windows.
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