Updated 13/01/22 by Jess_Boost
If your energy is costing more at the moment, it’s likely because of the time of year. It’s natural to use quite a bit more energy during winter, but can make you feel like you are topping up a lot more than usual.
You’ll likely have the heating on a lot more as it gets colder which uses gas, and/or electricity depending on what type of boiler you have. Here are some other examples of when you’d use more energy:
It starts getting darker earlier in the evening, meaning everyone has their lights on longer.
Lower outdoor temperatures mean water starts off at a lower temperature. This means it takes more energy (and costs more) to heat it to the desired temperature for your heating/ shower etc.
Worse weather sees us all spending more time on average indoors, meaning more time with appliances on (watching TV, on the computer, playing video games, cooking more hot meals, listening to music and generally entertaining ourselves indoors).
We participate in the Warm Home Discount scheme, so get your application in for £140 towards your energy costs this winter here.
Other places you can get support: