East of England households are over paying £5m to keep their heating on
- Credit: alexlmx - Fotolia
Almost 64,000 households in East Anglia are over-paying on their heating oil every year due to not comparing suppliers.
The findings by BoilerJuice reveal that more than half of rural households in the East of England have not switched heating oil suppliers in at least ten years. They also found that 35% of households have never switched.
Those who don’t compare the cost are paying over £80 more a year than those who do, resulting in a collective waste of £5million.
How you buy heating oil can make a big difference to the price you pay, those who buy last minute will find themselves paying an extra £30 compared to those people who buy it in advance.
Lee Cowles, managing director for BoilerJuice, said: “Many households in the East of England are still paying too much for their energy and we want to help more people benefit from increased choice and competition.
“The many households in the East Anglia who rely on heating oil to warm their homes risk overpaying if they buy from the same supplier because loyalty to one supplier does not pay.
“The good news though is that our online platform means you won’t have to call round suppliers to get the best deal – because we use technology that allows hundreds of suppliers to bid for your business – ensuring you get a better deal.”
- 1 Police cordon off Stowmarket dentist after break-in
- 2 'Calm, graceful and kind': Tributes paid to martial arts world champion
- 3 Watch: Celina's wonder goal against Crewe
- 4 Dedicated daughter steps up after tragic death of 'amazing' mum Heidi
- 5 More than 20 drivers caught at speeds of 100mph on A14 within an hour
- 6 Stu says: Six observations following Town's 2-1 win against Crewe
- 7 5 roadworks for Suffolk motorists to plan their journeys around this week
- 8 Truck overturns on wet, slippery road near Stowmarket
- 9 Fire breaks out at British Sugar Factory
- 10 North Stander: We are where we deserve to be... and the play-offs look a long way off