Citizens Advice Cheshire West is holding events across Cheshire West during Big Energy Saving Week (22 – 28 January) to help take the sting out of people’s fuel bills.
Everyone is invited to attend a free drop-in event where you will be shown how to reduce your energy costs using a three-step rule of check, switch, save:
- Check your meter and bills regularly to make sure you’re paying the right amount.
- Switch to a different tariff or supplier that’s better value for money by using Citizens Advice’s energy comparison tool.
- Save energy by turning appliances off and making sure walls and lofts are well insulated.
You should also make sure your boiler is in good working order.
You will be guided through Citizen Advice’s energy comparison tool at the event so you can switch supplier and start making immediate savings.
Advisers will also suggest further cost-cutting measures people can adopt, depending on their circumstances. This could include making sure your home is well insulated so it’s energy efficient, or checking if you’re entitled to benefits, grants or discounts like the Warm Home Discount – a £140 rebate from their supplier.
The drop-in events take place throughout the week in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Winsford – full details below.
If you can’t make a drop-in event, you can use Citizen Advice’s energy comparison tool at home, contact their nearest Citizens Advice at a different time, or call the Consumer Service Helpline
on 03454 04 05 06 for advice on reducing their energy costs.