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Should You Be Worried About The Rising Energy Costs? Experts Have Their Say

What the Experts are saying:

“A recent survey was taken that asked 1,000 people if having a smart meter installed gave them stress and anxiety. Nearly 30% answered yes, but now we wonder if this will increase if people have to start paying more?

The new 1st April energy price cap is going to go up c.54% which could be detrimental to the vulnerable people in our society. Many pensioners and low-income families could struggle with this and it might leave some families without gas and electricity because they simply cannot afford it.

The survey also asked if people were looking at alternative options to reduce usage and out of the 1000 people that answered, 73% said yes. This is when we decided to speak with an energy expert to find out what other options people could have and why some might be better than others.”

What the Energy Experts are saying:

“It’s understandable that some people are worried about the energy price cap going up. However, no matter how tempting it is to look for a new energy company to save a few more pennies, you won’t cut your bill by switching. Instead, you should spend most of your time doing simple things to help save money on your energy bills.

The first step would be to make sure all your phone chargers are unplugged, don’t leave things on standby and use energy-efficient light bulbs. Remember, if you use more, you’ll pay more.”