‘Utilities’ Category

British Gas offers the vulnerable free insulation

Posted in Utilities on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 14:06 by Sarah Evans.

For many Britons, adequate money and debt management skills are more than ways to ensure that they live the good life. In some cases, they can actually mean the difference between life and death.

Strategies for Saving on Water Bills

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 14:10 by Sarah Evans.

Inflation is usually defined as an increase in the general level of prices and pay rates, but the truth about inflation is that it often means an increase in prices while income levels stay relatively flat.

Saving Electricity

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 10:11 by Sarah Evans.

Every day on the news we hear about how important it is to save electricity, regardless of its source. Unlike water conservation, many sources are unclear as to why we should conserve electricity; just that it is good for the planet. Conserving electricity seems to be synonymous with conserving energy although they are not entirely the same thing. In a nutshell, conserving energy refers to more than electricity. Conserving electricity is important because the less electricity we use, the less fossil fuels we use. In other words, using too much electricity means the depletion of pollution causing fossil fuels which means no electricity – unless alternate sources are found and utilised.

Comparing Broadband

Posted in Shopping, Utilities on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 11:17 by Sarah Evans.

Not too long ago I was visiting my parents and quickly realised how dependent I have become on my broadband connection. A broadband connection is not available in the countryside where they live. I have to say that it drives me absolutely bonkers. The connection they have is so painfully slow that I don’t even want to use it. However, I can’t stand to be away from e-mail very long and would rather not use my mobile unless I have to.

Saving with E.ON

Posted in Credit Crunch, Debt, Money Saving, Utilities on Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 09:52 by Sarah Evans.

I think there are some grave misconceptions about energy prices. Rather, on how to save on monthly energy bills. We all know that energy costs have risen and will continue to rise. I won’t go off on a rant about the falsehoods regarding supply and demand; rather, I would like to point out how you can save money. Unless you’re in the political arena or energy related industries in some way then you most likely aren’t aware of the day to day prices of energy related products. I know I’m not. Regardless, what you can do is to learn how the system works and find the best way for you to run an efficient household and/or business.

Gas Prices Coming Down?

Posted in Utilities on Monday, May 11th, 2009 at 10:06 by Sarah Evans.

I remember when gas prices first starting going up. I was incensed over the whole thing and refused to use any more than absolutely necessary. I know that it didn’t hurt the energy companies any but it was my own little protest. Of course, the prices kept going higher and higher and higher. Now, some of the companies are offering reductions in costs to win back the favour of their customers. How nice of them.

Saving Water, Saving Money

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 09:42 by Sarah Evans.

You may or may not know that the cost of water rose significantly last month. The average increase in Britain was more than 4%. I’m here to help you decide if there is a way to save money on your utilities. I’ve talked about making savings on gas and electricity, but today I want to talk about water.

Watch the cost of your Utilities…

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 10:09 by Sarah Evans.

Once upon a time, you were stuck with whatever utilities companies serviced your neighbourhood, and those companies often had a complete lock on the market. Over the past few years, consumers in most areas have been given the opportunity to choose their own providers. For those who have been savvy enough to do the research, thousands of pounds have been saved over the course of a year. Those who were too busy or overwhelmed by the task were often stuck paying whatever they were billed each month. No more!