An Excess of Energy

Today’s Truthful Tuesday from and the question – With energy prices and inflation going mad, what changes will you be able to make to save money? Do you think there is anything you can do in respect of voicing your concerns?

October, and we are set for price rises, which will double my electric and gas. I’m already paying ninety pounds a month for my electric, so understandably I am feeling rather nervous. My electric/gas company are giving six-months-worth of refunds. (After I’ve paid my direct debit that is)

That is probably because a lot of people are threatening to stop their direct debit as a result of the prices going up. So, I will pay my direct debit, then they will refund me sixty-seven pounds a month. They will put the price up, but I should be grateful they are giving me some money back.

I have a smart meter, and most of my high usage is during dinner, and when I need to use my drier. In the summer I can put the clothes outside, but in the winter, not so much. I have an air frier, and it takes up less heat, so using that more than my oven might help. Turning off plug sockets I don’t use, and turning off lights, are another way I try and help.

I prefer baths, I’m not going to lie.

Reading a book in a shower doesn’t work as well, and not half as relaxing.

I am trying my best, and I do think some of the energy companies can afford to take a hit, more than the pensioners, and people, who are already near the poverty line. I’m lucky, I own my house, and haven’t got a mortgage, but even I’m struggling to find that extra hundred a month to pay my bills.

We need to help, but so do the gas and electric suppliers.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

One thought on “An Excess of Energy

  1. Thanks Diana. We’re on smart meters too, but by the time our fixed tariff expires, we can expect to pay five times what we are now the way prices are soaring. As pensioners now, we do get a heating allowance, but that wouldn’t cover one month at the proposed new rates. It is a worry for everyone, but what is so obscene is the amount of profits the energy companies are making as they cripple the consumer mercilessly.

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