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Heating & energy

Energy switching problems: are you entitled to compensation?

Energy switching problems: are you entitled to compensation?

New rules on energy bill credit refunds came in from May 2019, but we’ve found that nearly half of customers who have switched since then and were owed money by...

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Heating oil prices hit a five-year low: is now the time to stock up?

Heating oil prices hit a five-year low: is now the time to stock up?

Heating oil prices are at their lowest for five years and kerosene is cheaper than natural gas per kilowatt hour. Find out how to save money on oil heating for your home, plus whether cheap heating oil prices are likely to last.

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Top five energy deals for August: how will the new energy price cap affect you?

Top five energy deals for August: how will the new energy price cap affect you?

In the midst of a heatwave, the idea of needing to turn your heating on might seem ludicrous. But the chillier days of Autumn aren’t all that far away and,...

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‘Ambitious’ new energy efficiency standards post Brexit could benefit UK consumers

‘Ambitious’ new energy efficiency standards post Brexit could benefit UK consumers

The UK Government is asking consumers their views on tougher climate-friendly standards for electrical appliances being discussed with business

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Smart export guarantee six months on: how much money can you make from solar panels?

Smart export guarantee six months on: how much money can you make from solar panels?

If you produce excess electricity from solar panels or other renewable energy sources, the government-backed smart export guarantee (SEG) means that you’ll be compensated for electricity you put back into...

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Five mistakes to avoid if you want to keep the air in your home clean

Five mistakes to avoid if you want to keep the air in your home clean

Reducing your exposure to outdoor air pollution might seem like the only upside to the coronavirus pandemic. But the air inside your home might be even more polluted than outside. Here are five household activities that pollute.

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5 things you need to know when buying a CO alarm

5 things you need to know when buying a CO alarm

With high street shopping now possible as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, we share the key things to look for when choosing a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, whether you’re...

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Smart thermostats: 5 things to consider before you buy one

Smart thermostats: 5 things to consider before you buy one

We’ve just tested nine smart thermostats in our lab, including models from Google Nest, Hive and Honeywell, revealing two new Best Buys for 2020. A good smart thermostat will be...

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Solar panel owner misses out on eight years of electricity savings

Solar panel owner misses out on eight years of electricity savings

Solar panels generate renewable electricity to power your home, saving money on your energy bills. But this wasn’t the case for one solar pv owner, whose electricity bill increases when the sun is shining. Get the most from your solar panels.

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Cheapest energy deals for June 2020: why is no one switching at the moment?

Cheapest energy deals for June 2020: why is no one switching at the moment?

With oil prices at a record low and energy tariffs following suit, you might have expected the last couple of months to be a prime time to switch. In fact,...

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