Scottish Power has become the latest of the major energy providers to announce a price hike for its gas and electricity. Bills will rise by 7% on December 3rd. This follows similar recent announcements from British Gas and Npower. SSE which trades as Scottish Hydro, Swalec and Southern Electric has recently introduced a 9% increase in its charges.
So with seemingly limited options in terms of swapping providers to save money it’s perhaps more prudent to look at lowering your energy use as the main way to save on bills. One way to do this of course is to improve your properties insulation. Efficient Loft and Cavity wall insulation can shave up to £300.00 off your annual charges and with many of major energy providers providing grants to install it for free it’s an option worth exploring. The excellent Moneysavingexpert.com has a great guide to who has the grants and how you can get them. Why not take a look, you can save money and the planet!