With energy efficiency high on the agenda, more and more home-owners are actively seeking out ways to cut their energy bills and reduce their environmental impact. But how reliable are popular energy-saving methods?
Join us as we take a look at the biggest energy myths around, and find out how to swap these quick wins for real savings.… Read More
With an average of 2,500 people dying of the cold each year, the battle against fuel poverty in the UK has never been so pressing. For this reason, the team at MyBoilerService are proud to announce that we are supporting Energy Bill Revolution’s Cold Homes Week.
The annual event, which is running from the 2nd February to the 6th February 2015, aims to bring an end to the daily struggle that thousands of homes face, by encouraging the government to cut energy bills and improve efficiency in housing across the UK.… Read More
With temperatures plummeting and snow flurries on the horizon, the last thing you need at this time of year is a pipe-related boiler breakdown.
Unfortunately, during cold spells, it’s quite common for homeowners to experience problems with their condensate pipe (the pipe that carry condensation from your boiler to an outside drain).… Read More
The team at MyBoilerService are proud to announce that we are supporting CO Awareness’ 9th annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week!
The national campaign, which runs from the 17th November the 23rd November, aims to raise awareness of CO poisoning across the UK, by make sure that people are able to easily identify the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.… Read More
With over 4,000 people admitted to hospital as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning every year in England and Wales, gas safety has never been so important. For this reason, the team at MyBoilerService are proud to announce that we are supporting the Gas Safe Register’s annual Gas Safety Week!
The national campaign, which runs from the 15th September to the 21st September, aims to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK, by encouraging people to make sure that their gas appliances are running safely.… Read More
New figures report that SSE has lost over 110,000 customers since introducing a price freeze in March this year. The Big Six member, which also trades under the names Southern Electric, Swalec and Scottish Hydro, has blamed the loss on “very competitive market conditions”.
The company had 9.10 million gas and electricity customers registered in March, however, this figure had fallen to 8.99 million by the end of June.… Read More
It appears that the British public is finally waking up to the scandal of the poor customer service offered by the Big Six energy companies by voicing their disapproval with the energy ombudsman. Figures just released from the ombudsman reveal that complaints in the first six months of 2014 have already surpassed the total volume of complaints for 2013. … Read More
A green energy tariff is one where some element of the energy provided by your supplier comes from renewable sources such as wind, wave, solar etc. The percentage of energy that is renewable varies across different green tariffs with some as low as 3% and others up to 100%.
Green Energy Certification
Because of the proliferation of “green” tariffs in recent years, Ofgem, the energy regulator introduced the Green Energy Certification scheme in 2010 to try and bring some standards into the market.… Read More
After months of speculation, Ofgem has revealed today they have referred the Big Six energy companies to the Competition and Markets Authority. This announcement follows record energy price rises which saw a 168% increase on the average bill in the last 10 years and 5.5m complaints about the energy companies in 2013.… Read More
Ofgem, the energy regulator has written an open letter to the main energy suppliers asking them to explain why, despite large drops in wholesale energy prices, there has been no fall in domestic energy prices.
Wholesale prices significantly lower following mild winter
According to Ofgem, wholesale prices for gas are at their lowest since 2010 and are 38% lower than this time last year.… Read More