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Big Energy Saving Week 2016


besw15-logo-webCitizens Advice Westminster is hosting Big Energy Saving event to help people cut their energy bills

 

Citizens Advice Westminster is helping local people get ready for winter by  hosting a number of special events at our drop-in sessions on how to get the best value for money from their gas and electricity.

The events are part of Big Energy Saving Week (31 October – 6 November), a national campaign run by Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

besw15-checkswitchsave-webThe campaign aims to help people to cut their energy costs by following a three-step rule  – check, switch and save. 

People are encouraged to check their current tariff and compare it with other suppliers, before switching to a cheaper deal if   available. They are also given tips on making sure they’re saving energy in their home.

Citizens Advice Westminster’s free energy saving events will take place at our drop-in sessions this week (31st October til 4th November): 

  • Monday: Beethoven Centre, 1.30 – 4.00pm
  • Tuesday: WECH Community Centre, 3.00 – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: Church St Library, 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday: Abbey Centre, 9.30am – 12.00pm
  • Friday: South Westminster Legal Advice Centre, 9.30am – 12.00pm

 

Using Citizens Advice’s online energy price comparison tool, advisers can show people how to check they’re on the best tariff for their needs or if there’s a cheaper deal with a different supplier.

 

People can learn about making their home more energy efficient, for example by getting cavity wall insulation, draught excluders or double glazing. Advisers will be suggesting how to avoid using extra energy by not leaving the TV on standby or leaving lights on.

 

Our advisers can also check whether energy customers are eligible for a discount from their supplier, for example if they are claiming certain benefits.

 

Those who can’t make the event can still follow Big Energy Saving Week’s three-step rule of check, switch, save at home.  They can use Citizens Advice’s online price comparison tool to work out if they can find a cheaper energy deal elsewhere, or check out our campaigns page for more useful tips!

 

Shirley Springer, CEO of Citizens Advice Westminster, said:

“Checking your energy tariff and switching to a cheaper deal is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cut your bills.

“Big Energy Saving Week is a great opportunity to get expert advice on how you can make savings before winter starts, from changing energy supplier to insulating your home.

“We would urge everyone to come down to the event, use our price comparison tool or contact our service for advice so they can start making savings .”


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