Before Beast from the East 2.0, Consumers urged to act quickly to lessen financial impact of arctic weather
the Arctic temperatures, coupled with recent price hikes from E.on (with other supplier increases up to 5% feared to follow), means that the resulting energy bills may bring a shocking surprise in what’s owed.
Beast from the East 2.0 feared to be heading towards the UK, with meteorological reports forecasting another cold blast of air coming in over the weekend. Temperatures could fall to 0C – breaking the spell of recent spring weather. The Met office is expected to issue snow warnings to large parts of the country in response.
Alex Deakin, Met Office meteorologist, said: “By the weekend temperatures will be struggling to get much above freezing, and there will be a significant windchill.”
These weather reports mean that snow could be falling as late as the 18th of March – a not unheard of occurrence. But the financial fallout may be a huge hit for wallets all over the UK, especially since the financial pain caused by the first “Beast from the East” may be far from over.
That is because the Arctic temperatures, coupled with recent price hikes from E.on (with other supplier increases up to 5% feared to follow), means that the resulting energy bills may bring a shocking surprise in what’s owed.
Fortunately, much can be done about the menace of ever-increasing bills. For instance, regulator Ofgem recommends shopping around for the best energy deals: “…switching supplier or energy tariff can make a big difference to your gas and electricity bills – with annual savings of around £300 available.”
Other experts agree. Victoria Arrington of energyhelpline.com says: “Switching could drastically lower your energy costs, without impacting your lifestyle. It’s fast & free - and rewards the average user with £300 of savings”.
You can give it a go at https://www.energyhelpline.com, or by phoning 0800 074 0745.