My fixed price contract ended 31st December (Scottish Power). Because the fixed price deals were going to be a huge hike compared to my old fixed price deal, I have gone onto standard pricing. I read an article on money saving expert (I think) which advised not taking up a new fixed price at the moment. I believe that even Scottish Power‘s new fixed pricing tariffs are pre-empting that price rise coming in April.Our fixed price deal ended 1 jan so we are now on what is effectively the price cap - and no cheap fix deals to be had. So it looks like it’ll be a case of sitting tight and hoping the prices come down (rather than go up) at some point and then getting a deal . (Depends if the price cap increase of ~50% that is predicted in April is true or not) Or fix now on the price cap rate and hope that prices don’t go down….
Ours is set to 18 during day time, 21 for evening and off during the night, even cheaperMy supplier Pure Planet went bust a few months ago, I’ve been switched to Shell by ofcom, was paying on average £260 per month and it looks like it could double when the price cap ends. I need to get a move on and get my loft insulated this summer.
I fitted a Hive thermostat controller a couple of years ago and it brought my gas consumption down from 61,000 KWH to 57,000, it’s set to regulate the temp to 18 degrees during the day and to drop to 16 degrees at night so it might be worth looking to get a Hive/Nest if you don’t have one it’ll pay for itself fairly quickly.
Im going to knock mine back to 14 degrees at night, just won’t tell the wife ….