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  • What is the OVO Foundation?

    By Energy Company Numbers on November 1, 2018
    The OVO Foundation is a charity with the mission to improve energy access, help young homeless people gain access to independence and improve education. Energy companies are known for a great many things, but their charitable nature typically isn’t one of them. Then again, OVO Energy have always presented themselves as something a little different. With 33% of their energy […]
  • Are British Gas boilers expensive?

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 16, 2018
    Are British Gas boilers expensive? We recently received a question from a lady named Emma Wilkinson, who wanted to know whether a quote she received from British Gas for a new boiler was value for money. The question was as follows: “Hi ECN, I have been quoted £4,000 for a boiler from British Gas. The quote is for the supply […]
  • How to switch your energy supplier

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 1, 2018
    Thinking of changing energy supplier? Find out how to switch with our handy guide with everything you need to know – and don’t worry, there’s nothing complicated about it! The rising cost of energy is enough to make even the most financially secure households worry – and there’s no shame in seeking a cheaper, fairer deal. We’ll kick-start our guide […]
  • What is British Gas Boiler IQ?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 28, 2018
    British Gas Boiler IQ is a sensor pack that detects when a boiler stops heating your radiators or generating hot water. Boiler IQ is monitored in real-time by British Gas engineers, who can alert you should your boiler experience any faults, so that any necessary fix can be booked in. Boiler IQ is available to British Gas customers who have […]
  • Can I apply for the Government Home Discount Scheme if I switch my energy supplier?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 26, 2018
    The Government Home Discount Scheme, otherwise known as The Warm Home Discount Scheme, was introduced in 2014 and came into force in 2015. This scheme allows home owners to benefit from £140 off their electricity bill for Winter. The existing dedicated support for low income and vulnerable households will be maintained until March 2017. We have received quite a few enquiries […]
  • How the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Benefit Your Energy

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 15, 2018
    The last decade has seen some incredible transformations in the world of consumer technology. We’ve seen phones become an indispensable tool, personal computing completely revolutionised and much, much more. Now, in 2016, we’re truly entering the era of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Put simply, the Internet of Things describes a network of devices that all communicate with each other […]
  • OVO Energy PAYG information for moving house

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 10, 2018
    OVO Energy is committed to making sure its customers are paying the right amounts for their energy. This is especially important if you’re moving home, as details such as this can easily be overlooked at such a busy and stressful time. If you’re an OVO pay as you go customer, here’s what you should do to ensure your energy charges […]
  • Who are the Big Six energy suppliers?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 1, 2018
    The Big Six refers to six energy companies in the United Kingdom who control the majority of the energy market by share. Combined, the Big Six serve over 50 million domestic and business customers with gas and electricity, along with other alternative fuels. The big six are also invested in many other smaller energy companies, and so their stranglehold may […]
  • What to do if you can’t pay your energy bill

    By Energy Company Numbers on July 9, 2018
    Life can be incredibly expensive. Between food, bills, our housing and whatever else might suddenly spring itself on us, our monthly wage can be stretched pretty thin. As such, when it comes to the end of the month, you might well be wondering “what can I do if I can’t pay my energy bill?” Well, the first thing you should […]
  • Standing charges on your energy bills guide

    By Energy Company Numbers on July 4, 2018
    Standing charges on energy bills are common – but they aren’t exactly welcome. In this guide, you will find out all you need to know about standing charges. This guide also examines why consumers pay standing charges. What are standing charges? Standing charges are fixed costs. Energy suppliers set their own standard charges so yours may be different to somebody […]

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