The cost of heating a house is rising just as the cold weather hits and the public wants to cuddle up during the long nights.
Amid soaring gas prices, many providers have gone bankrupt, which will cause those with tariffs to move from folded companies to a competitor.
Citizens Advice says consumers who have moved to a new supplier are likely to pay around £ 30 extra a month.
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Rising wholesale gas prices forced 12 energy companies to go bankrupt in 2021, with more expected this winter. This means that more than two million customer accounts are being transferred to other companies, which often leads to increasing bills.
There comes a time when the universal loan is about to be cut and the job retention program or vacation ends.
Clare Moriarty, General Manager of Citizens Advice, said: “We are particularly concerned about those who will face desperate decisions this winter due to the cumulative impact of rising bills, planned universal credit cuts and inflation.
“The government and Ofgem need to guarantee that the warm housing rebate for people switching to new energy suppliers continues. People on the lowest incomes should be able to receive winter emergency aid to help them in the cold months ahead stay warm. “
When is the cheapest time to heat?
It is a myth that low heating saves money all day long. Instead, only turn the heating on when you need it, saving energy and money.
However, there are variables to this rule. If your boiler is taking a while to work or your home is suffering from moisture, you can save money by using a timer or setting the boiler on a thermostat.
Modern boilers in well-insulated houses can be switched on and off if necessary.
If you find your bills go up, the most cost-effective option is to switch energy providers.