Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Saving Money & Energy with the #PowertoSwitch Campaign

I was very excited to be able to work with the Department of Energy and Climate Change to bring you some information about the possible savings that you could make by switching energy providers. We all know that bills tend to (unfortunately) rise, especially energy bills, so anything that we can do to keep the bills as low as possible is a bonus! Not only this, we also must think of the environment and the need to conserve as much energy as we can.

It is estimated that many people could save as much as £200 a year on their energy bills by switching providers. I'll be honest, this is something that we have been meaning to get around to for a long time. However, life takes over and doing an energy price comparison search has just not been on the top of our list!

Anyway, what better excuse to do it than to actually take the plunge, make the comparison and share the results here with you. Maybe this will encourage you to shop around too and might save you a bit of cash!

So first of all we visited www.beanenergyshopper.com This website tells you all about how to shop around, what to do and also tells you a list of approved comparison websites. It couldn't be easier.

We then went to one of the approved comparison sites (Unravelit) where we filled in the form. It asked us for the usual information - how much we currently spend on our bills, what tariff we are on and where we live. We followed the instructions very easily and were amazed by the result. We, like many people could save:

I thought it was a joke at first - very almost exactly £200. Needless to say, we are in the process of switching providers! We plan on doing another comparison and then changing over. £200 is a lot of money, even over the course of a year. I think it's likely that we will spend the money we have saved on the kids, I mean - where else would our money go??!

It is great to know that we have bagged this saving. With hardly any effort at all! Why don't you give it a go and see how much you could save.

I'm working with BritMums and DECC alongside the #PowertoSwitch campaign. I have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com  for more information about switching energy suppliers.


  1. I love saving money, everyone should totally do this! x

  2. Fantastic news on saving £200 and brilliant you are spreading the word so others can save some money too.


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