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Winter Energy Switching

We have teamed up with uSwitch to enable us to offer reviews on your gas and electricity bills.

If you are currently with one of ‘the big six’ – these are currently: British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy, or you have not changed tariffs recently then there is a high chance that you could be paying too much with your current provider.

Visit our web site at www.dissolvedebt.co.uk/uswitch to compare the different tariffs available and look at what money you could save, alternatively call and speak to one of our advisors who will happily assist you.

Energy saving tips: If I turn up the thermostat will my house heat up faster? It’s always so cold when I first get home.

No, a thermostat is designed to keep the room at a steady temperature, as long as the heating is switched on at the programmer.  So if you set your room thermostat to 20 degrees the heating will run at full blast until the room reaches that temperature, and from then on it will turn on and off as required to keep the room the temperature stable.

If you turn the thermostat up to 25 degrees to try and heat the room up more quickly, the boiler will still work at full blast, will take the same time to get to 20 degrees, but will then overshoot and keep going until the room is at 25 degrees.  If you know roughly what time you’ll be getting home you can set your heating to turn on just before you arrive. Life is likely to get even easier over the coming years as smart controls become more common

Source: www.thisismoney.co.uk

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