An online discount and voucher brand is urging the public to find out just how thrifty they are with their energy bills by taking an online quiz to determine what they know about using energy efficiently in the home.
Voucher Slug has launched the quiz to coincide with the Energy Saving Week campaign that raises public awareness of how to reduce energy bills.
The annual event is jointly organised by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust and aims to inform the public about switching energy providers or tariffs in order to get a better deal, save money and use less energy.
Money-saving brand Voucher Slug provides a number of discount codes for a variety of retail and leisure outlets, including household names like House of Fraser, Boots, and Thomson Holidays.
Those who take the quiz will be asked a series of eight questions on different topics concerning energy efficiency around the home.
The questions are designed to test people’s understanding of how to use appliances like dishwashers and electric heaters in a more efficient way. Participants will then be given a score, rating their commitment to energy saving and offering tips on how to make improvements.
The quiz comes as it has just been announced that British/ Scottish Gas will be raising its electricity prices by 12.5%.
The price hike will affect people on a standard variable tariff and it is estimated that the changes will collectively set households in the UK back by £235 million a year.
Statistics have also shown that there has been a 30% increase in people changing their energy providers this year, with 3.5m users already having switched since the start of the year.
Are you as energy-smart as you think you are?
Take the quiz here: http://tinyurl.com/y7nwaz5g
21 Sept 2017