Energy prices can change quickly, leaving people with less money to pay for increasing energy bills.
How to find the best heating oil prices
Plan ahead of when you need your next oil delivery as ordering in advance can sometimes enable you to get a discount.
For the best price on heating oil telephone more than one supplier before placing an order. See Yell.com for a list of local heating oil delivery companies.
Some businesses provide a price check facility where you are able to enter your postcode to find the most affordable way to buy heating oil.
Please note that the Council may provide links to information on companies websites but this should not be considered as the Council recommending services or products they offer.
How to find the best gas and electric suppliers
There are many different providers of gas and electricity within the District. It is essential you check you are not paying too much for either or both of them. Discounts can often be gained by receiving both services from the same provider. It may be worth changing your energy supplier.
Save energy and save money
Cumbria Action for Sustainability runs projects to help people save energy in their homes and neighbourhoods. The projects are small-scale and are not difficult to do.
Further help and advice
The Energy Saving Trust explains how we can reduce energy and hopefully reduce our energy bills. The Trust provides information on a wide range of grants that are available to help save energy such as insulating your home.