We had been thinking about changing our energy supplier to a more green sustainable source for quite a while but always seemed to be too busy to figure it all out. So when we eventually looked at the options available we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to switch. We were looking for a supplier which generates 100% electricity from renewable sources, and with just a few clicks of the mouse we were able to compare green energy costs to our existing supplier. We found that a number of suppliers could offer tariffs that are not only green but can also lower our electricity bill by as much as 15% as well as reduce our carbon emissions. Result! So we switched there and then, dead easy! In our case we chose Octopus because of their good customer reviews, but there are a number of other companies to choose from too.
Finding out about all the various energy tariffs has been interesting, and now we’re looking at how we can use energy more efficiently. We are keen to get a smart meter, which will allow us to switch in the future to one of the new smart time-of-use tariffs. These offer cheaper rates when demand is low and, by reducing our consumption during the peak price periods, we could reduce our bills even more. And also on the list now that autumn is round the corner is to start looking at ways to reduce our heating energy consumption and gas bills.