As part of Big Energy Saving Week (27-31 January), Hampshire County Council is encouraging people to sign up to Switch Hampshire and see if they can save money on their energy bills.
People can register free with the Switch Hampshire scheme online or call 01962 846828 before 17 February.
So far 1,500 people have registered to see if Switch Hampshire can save them money. The average figure for residents able to save with the last scheme was £120 according to Switch Hampshire.
The scheme is run in partnership with other local authorities in Hampshire and can really take the hassle out of switching for the thousands of people who find the energy market confusing.
The scheme is open to everyone who uses gas and/or electricity, including those on pre-payment meters. To register you will need to know the name of your current tariff for gas and/or electricity and how much energy you have used over the past year either in £s or kWhs. This should be on your annual statement, but you can also contact your energy supplier to find out. The scheme will contact you to tell you whether you could save and if so, by how much. There is no obligation to switch supplier but if you do decide to take up the offer, the switching process will be managed for you.
To give small and medium businesses in Hampshire a continued opportunity to switch and save, the Switch Hampshire scheme for businesses has been extended. Businesses can now register up until 17th February to see if they can also save money on their energy bills.
Citizens Advice Bureau Appointments
As part of the Big Energy Saving Week event, we are offering appointments on Wednesday 29th January 2014
- to explaining how to switch to another tariff or supplier;
- give advice on steps you can take to decrease the amount of energy you use and lose; and
- to see if you may be eligible for help with your energy bills.
Call in to the bureau to make an appointment. See their opening times for more details.