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Cheapest way to heat your home

What is the cheapest way to heat your home? I’ve been comparing four fuels which over the years have been commonly used for central heating. The current league leader by a small margin is coal in the form of anthracite grains or beans which can been ...

Last updated on 07/11/2019

Searching for the cheapest electricity supply

Looking for the cheapest electricity supply should be simple. You check what each company is charging keypad and credit customers for a unit of electricity and, depending on what service you want, you make your choice accordingly. But the selection o...

Last updated on 07/11/2019

Need for more transparency on costs

Should we be concerned about the price increases in the domestic electricity market which have just taken place? Most were quite modest varying from around six to eight per cent. In cash terms from £32 to £44 a year. That’s less than a pound a week, ...

Last updated on 07/11/2019

Searching for the best value electricity deals

What should you be looking out for with the new tariffs?Obviously the unit rate is very important and the more electricity you use the more important it becomes. But many rates are banded within a narrow range from 17.5 pence to 18.5 pence. So a key ...

Last updated on 07/11/2019

How green is my supplier

Click Energy emerges as the greenest domestic supplier in Northern Ireland. Each megawatt hour of power it supplies has 115 kg of carbon content. Second is SSE Airtricity with a carbon content of 295kg Suppliers have been able to offer less environme...

Last updated on 07/11/2019

Can you really save money from switching your electricity supplier? The answer is yes but it may take a bit of effort.The reason that choosing the best deal has become more challenging is that most of the effective unit rates currently on offer are i...

Last updated on 08/10/2019

Power Shock

The cost of electricity is rising again. Power NI has just announced a six per cent increase in its tariff. The hike, when it comes into effect at the beginning of October, will add around £35 a year to the average customer's bill.It follows two prev...

Last updated on 06/05/2020

Price jolt

Hopes of a cut in electricity prices this autumn are crumbling away. In fact it’s distinctly possible that when the current review of costs is complete, the regulated tariff which is offered by Power NI may go up instead of down. This is surprising t...

Published on 10/07/2019

The incredible shrinking domestic energy usage

This article could be subtitled; why your energy bills have been falling even when there was no movement in the cost of gas and electricity. Ten years ago, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) , the average ...

Published on 03/07/2019

Cutting your power bill

New electricity tariffs came into force on Monday. One supplier hiked its prices by over 18%. So which companies are now offering the best deals. It’s not an easy calculation given the introduction of standing charges last summer by Budget Energy. Th...

Last updated on 09/10/2018

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Home heating costs compared

Switching from one form of central heating to another is a challenging decision. Should you stay or should you go. It’s worthwhile checking how different fuels compare in price though past results are no guarantee of future performance.

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