City of York Council is reminding residents who missed out on the initial Big Community Switch that they can join 18,000 other people nationally who have considered switching energy suppliers and saving money on their bills.
In the most recent round of the Big Community Switch, run by the council’s partner iChoosr, 230 York residents could save on average £215 from their gas and electricity bills if they switch to the new tariff secured by the scheme. To help other residents consider taking advantage of the new tariffs on offer, the scheme’s deadline has been extended to residents who join the switch before 24 November
Jacqui Warren, Sustainability Officer, said: “With the clocks changing and the nights drawing in many people are starting to use more energy, therefore the Big Community Switch is a great way for people to see if they can reduce their energy bill, with residents saving on average £215 during this switch.”
To enable even more people to take advantage of the recent tariffs secured by the scheme, registration has been re-opened until 24 November.
How the big community switch works
1. Anyone who pays a household energy bill can register for free at https://www.york.gov.uk/switchingenergy, including pre payment meter customers and those without gas. Registration is easy – you just need a recent fuel bill or annual statement.
2. The council’s switching partner iChoosr will hold an ‘auction day’ and invite energy companies to offer their best prices.
3. The cheapest tariff wins! People who have registered will receive an email with details of the tariff secured by the scheme.
4. Residents will have until a 24 November 2015 to register and decide to accept the offer or not (please note that anyone registering off-line will have until 17 November). There is no obligation to accept and no fees or charges. If residents choose not to take up the offer, they can always register again in future schemes.
For more information and help on joining the Big community Energy Switch visit https://www.york.gov.uk/switchingenergy or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx_fph_9NeE
For help making your home warmer through energy efficiency measures visit https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20097/private_landlords_and_tenants/1507/better_homes_york