Citizens Advice Cheshire West is helping local residents to save money on their energy bills this month as part of Big Energy Saving Week (January 21-27).
New figures show that 21.6% of households in Cheshire West and Chester switched their energy supplier last year.
Despite the introduction of a price cap on energy bills at the start of the year, people could still save more than £150 by switching their supplier.
Local staff and volunteers from Citizens Advice Cheshire West will be running sessions to help people find the best deal on their energy bills. They’ll also be giving advice on how people can make their homes more energy efficient, as well as ensuring people are getting any discounts or grants they might be entitled to.
Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 January 9am-12pm (drop in sessions)
Wyvern House Hub, The Drumber, Winsford
Friday 25 January 10am- 12pm
Northwich Library, Witton St, Northwich
Friday 25 January 10am- 2pm
Neston Market, The Market Square, Neston
Paul Nicholls, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Cheshire West, said:
“There are many reasons why people may be paying too much for their energy. But this week is a great chance for people to get a bit of extra advice and support on how they can save money on their bills. If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills or are worried you’re not getting the best deal or just need some advice, our energy champions are on hand to help.”
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry, said: “This Big Energy Saving Week is the perfect opportunity to check your bills, use the price comparison tool by Citizens Advice to see if you can get a better deal and switch suppliers and save money. And of course, even if you don’t switch, you will now be protected from rip-off tariffs thanks to this Government’s energy price cap.
“This week will also highlight where consumers can get advice and help if they need it through their local Citizens Advice.”
Citizens Advice Cheshire East are also offering Energy saving advice at all of their drop-in sessions and surgeries throughout the week.