Monday, 18 April 2011

Switch now! Take the heat out of soaring energy bills

Householders are being urged to switch to a cheaper energy supplier, and even consider fixing their bills, as six of the lowest tariffs have been pulled in anticipation of higher costs. 

Atlantic Energy, owned by Scottish and Southern Energy, and EDF have withdrawn competitive fixed-rate deals while npower has pulled its most attractive online dual-fuel deal.

Experts are predicting price rises across the market in coming months as continuing unrest in the Middle East pushes up wholesale energy costs. The average best-buy online dual-fuel deal has risen by almost four per cent, from £913 to £947 a year, over the past six weeks, according to utilities website

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