Lower your bills in a few easy steps

Energy and water bills can be expensive, but there are a few things you can do to keep your costs as low as possible. Click on the headings below if you'd like to learn more about some of the ways you can reduce your bills:

Shop around for a better deal

Even if you have a prepayment meter, switching energy suppliers can shave hundreds of pounds off your bills.

Heating controls

70% of your bill is from heating your home and water, so using your equipment efficiently can reduce your bills.

Use less energy

It sounds obvious, but the less energy you use the lower your bills will be.

Prepayment meters

Paying for gas and electric via a prepayment meter is more expensive than a credit meter.  You can swap your meter and make savings of up to £600 per year.

Apply for your Warm Home Discount

This is worth up to £140 per year.


If you have a small family or live on your own, then a water meter may be right for you.

Pay by direct debit 

This can save you between £70 to £150 per year.

Why not try energy saving or LED bulbs?

Using energy saving light bulbs or LED lighting can make a huge difference to your energy bills.  They may cost a little more to buy, but they will save you a lot of money in the long run.

An average home of 10 traditional bulbs would cost £193 in electricity

The same home with 10 low energy florescent light bulbs would cost £42 in electricity

If you swapped those for newer LED lighting it would cost £28 in electricity

Changing your bulbs could save you over £150 per year in lighting alone!

Contact us

Would you like information on how to save money on your gas, electric or water bills, or want to arrange a 1 to 1 energy visit?

Please contact us on 01204 328000 or email: keepwarmforless@boltonathome.org.uk so we can help you out.

"I saved over £380 on my energy advice visit!"

Mrs Harrison recently had an energy advice visit with our Energy Advisor and saved £383.53 on her energy bill.

“I was a little unsure about how to find a better deal and was a bit nervous.  I booked my energy advice visit and Nick was great and really helpful.  He showed me how to switch to a better deal, plus he got me my Warm Home Discount, so I actually saved just over £380  Its a really great service and Nick was super friendly and helped me save so much money. Thank you"