Simple ways to reduce soaring energy bills this winter

Horror heating bills can be reduced - a little - by some simple steps

Energy bills for everyone are set to soar this winter. Photograph: Getty

Energy bills for everyone are set to soar this winter. Photograph: Getty

We’re in for a shock this winter. Energy bills for the colder months are never fun, but multiple price hikes this year mean some of us will see them soar. Taking things into your own hands, with some commonsense energy-saving DIY tips, can, however, defray the cost and give you a cosier home.

How bad could the surge in your energy bills be? Well if you need some convincing to don your overalls, read on. “What’s happening at the moment is unprecedented,” says Daragh Cassidy of Bonkers.ie, a price comparison website. All energy suppliers have raised their prices at least once this year and some three or four times.

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