Energy company

Why Your Energy Company Is Mugging Your Loyalty Off

“Loyalty doesn’t pay where energy firms are concerned” was the first blog ever posted on Thinking Thrifty, and it seems most of us are still having our pants pulled down by our energy company. If you’re a customer of SSE, you’re likely to be one of the ones affected most by greedy energy firm bosses failing to make enough effort…

energy bills

Why Your Energy Bills Are About To Drastically Rise

Doom and gloom I’m afraid, your energy bills are about to rise by anything up to 34%! After a brief spell of falling prices we’re all in for a shock this winter as energy bills rise beyond belief. All but one of the Big Six energy providers have bumped up their cheapest tariff costs since September with only British Gas abstaining so…

prepayment meters

Prepayment Meters: The Ultimate Insult For The Financially Vulnerable

Prepayment meters have always been a bug bear of mine, or should I say the cost of running them has. You pay before you try, yet you’re charged more than someone paying in arrears – crazy! I find it astounding that energy companies can get away with charging the most vulnerable of society more. That’s not to say everyone who…

home heating tips

10 Top Home Heating Tips: For Winter Is Coming

Jon Snow has been warning us for ages, winter is coming and it’s time we started talking home heating tips! I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m already freezing cold and dying of man flu, it feels like I’m living outside in a cave in this rubbish flat. The dark nights are drawing in **sighs** and the…

utility bill

Why Brits Dread Seeing A Utility Bill

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out – nooooooooo it’s a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it’s been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill.  However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are…

energy firms

Energy Firms Maths Error Means You Could Have Been Overcharged

Energy firms just don’t seem to be able to get their shizzle together do they? This time, a simple mathematics mistake has lead to thousands of customers paying up to three times more for their gas. Here is what has happened and who has been affected. What went so wrong? Mixing up measurements from older imperial meters with modern metric ones. No,…

energy bills

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Energy Bills

Remember when you received that call regarding your energy bills from that chirpy telesales agent and you told them you wasn’t interested and slammed the phone down? Well, the chances are they might had been able to teach you a few things about your bill that your energy company was happy for you not to know. Despite the continual rises…


10 Simple Tips To Save On Energy Bills

The cost of energy has soared over the last ten years and shows no sign of slowing. If you feel like you’re paying too much for your energy bills follow our ten simple steps to help reduce your cost, consumption and carbon footprint. Switch suppliers and fix the price Do a quick comparison to find the cheapest supplier in your area…


Loyalty Doesn’t Pay Where Energy Firms Are Concerned

The Big Six energy companies are making the news again with talk of a new price freeze, SSE have already committed until 2016. 90% of UK consumers still buy their energy from the Big Six energy suppliers A welcomed shift in attitude you may be thinking? Or maybe just a last ditch attempt at dissuading the consumer from switching energy supplier?…

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