Get ready for winter

Get ready for winter

Keep warm this winter

Are you ready for winter? Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change gives advice to help you lower your energy bills and have a warmer home.

Ed Davey Ed Davey

It's Big Energy Saving Week this week (20-24 October) - a great reminder to prepare your home for the colder months.

During the winter people use more gas and electricity, especially to heat their homes. However, there are things you can do to reduce your energy use and costs.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published a  'Keep warm this winter' guide which could help you to lower your energy bills and have a warmer home.

The guide includes information about managing your bills and getting financial and non-financial support from the Government.

You can also find lots of handy advice that could make a big difference to your budget. The easiest way to cut energy bills is to shop around for the cheapest deal and switch suppliers. You could save up to £200 by switching - and some people could save even more! Adopting five simple energy-saving tips could save you a further £100.

The guide is just one of the many ways in which we're helping people to keep warm this winter. Last year we set up the Big Energy Saving Network to help vulnerable people cut their energy costs. The Network has already helped more than 90,000 people to switch tariff or supplier and take up energy efficiency offers. The Government has given the Network a further £1m this year so they can keep doing this brilliant work in local communities.

Find out more at or visit the  'warm this winter' Facebook page for energy-saving tips. 

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