A million people are due to see their energy bills go up from today.
Electric Ireland is increasing its gas and electricity prices by 4% – adding an average of at least €30 to people’s bills.
While PrePayPower prices are going up by just under 4 % – meaning people will pay up to €50 more for electricity.
Daragh Cassidy from price comparison website Bonkers.ie says customers have three main ways to save on their energy costs:
“Switching supplier – is quick and easy – and can all be done online in just a few moments – customers can look at ways to reduce their energy consumption – perhaps installing LED lightbulbs which use 90% less electricity and looks at ways they attic installations, wall insulation – and the good news is there are lots of grants available from the SEAI for customers who are thinking of doing that.”