Worried about your gas bills in 2022?​

54% of Britons have noticed a major increase in energy costs in early 2022. ​

Source: YouGov Feb 2022

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Bills are set to rise roughly £700 from April​

Ofgem who regulates the energy industry, is responsible for setting the maximum price for each kWh of gas which customers who are on “default tariffs” can be charged.​

It is estimated that 22 million of the total 29 million homes in the UK are on default tariff’s, with the average energy bill set to increase by £700 per year. ​

In a typical household, over 50% of the fuel bills are spent on heating and hot water. ​

Source: Energy Savings Trust

energy bills rebate

£350 Government Support ​

This includes: ​

£200 via the “Energy Bills Rebate” which benefits almost all domestic households with an upfront discount on their bills worth £200. It is applied automatically by energy suppliers, and it will take effect from Oct 2022.  Customers will repay this cost over a five year period (£40 per year) starting in 2023.

£150 via a Council Tax Rebate which will support roughly 80% of households (Bands A-D) with a non-repayable tax rebate from April 2022.

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Want to save up to an extra £580* by upgrading your boiler?

Source: Energy Saving Trust

fit bosch easycontrol to save up to £75

Fit a Bosch Easy Control ​

Upgrading to smart heating controls can save you up to £75 per year on your energy bills. ​

Fit an a rated boiler to save up to £580

Get an A-rated boiler ​

Upgrading your old G-rated boiler to a new A-rated model can save you hundreds of pounds every year. ​

fit a heat pump and save up to £910

Go green with a heatpump​

Upgrading your old G rated gas boiler to an air to water heat pump can be a great choice – especially for full renovations. ​

Got a newer boiler but want to reduce your gas bills?

  

save £80 turning down your thermostat

Turn your thermostat down​

Turning your thermostat down by 1 degree can save you around 10% on your gas bill. ​

insulate your tank to save £35

Top up your tank insulation​

Fitting extra insulation onto your hot water tank up to the 80mm British standard can really help. ​

draught proof to save up to £45

Keep the heat inside​

Draught proofing doors, windows and chimneys can be done DIY and save up to £45 per year. ​

Source*

The figures on this page are taken from the Energy Saving Trust

*Based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler in England, Scotland and Wales with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) in a gas heated detached home from an older G-rated boiler with a programmer and room thermostat. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2022. Savings will vary depending on the size and thermal performance of your home.

**https://www.uswitch.com/energy-efficiency/free-energy-saving-tips/