Energylinx News

April 1, 2016

Energy bills fell by £46 in 2015

Energy bills drop by £46 in 2015.jpg

The average annual household energy bill fell by £46 in 2015 according to new figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Based on OFGEM's "typical domestic consumption" household annual usage of 3,100 kWh electricity and 12,500 kWh for gas, the average combined bill dropped to £1,298. This is a 3.5% reduction from 2014.

The average gas bill fell by 5.1%. Going from £752 to £714. However, the average electricity bill fell just £8 (1.4%) from £592 to £584.

The number of households switching their energy supply rose in 2015. The total number of gas switches went up by 18.7% (to roughly 2.7 million) and the total number of electricity switches by 11.1% to around 3.4 million.

Since the beginning of 2016 all of the "Big 6" have dropped their gas prices between a tiny 5-5.4%.

Looking to save money on your energy bills? Energylinx provide an accurate comparison and switching service. All we need is your address, current energy supplier and tariff and your household usage. Click here to be taken to our easy comparison platform or call 01259 220000 to speak to one of our friendly energy advisors.

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 02:06 PM