85% of consumers still concerned about their winter energy bill despite mild weather

Despite the mild weather, 85% of consumers are still concerned about their winter energy bill according to new research from uSwitch.com

The impact of the 21% hike in energy prices from the end of 2010 has seen the number of people cutting down or rationing their energy use soar to 83% this winter while 5.3 million more households have gone cold to keep their winter energy costs down.

The research also found:

  • 72% have been cold at home this winter, although 53% say that it would have been worse without the mild weather
  • The main reason people have gone without heating this winter is the high cost of energy (71%) rather than the mild weather (24%)
  • 57% of people have already made their home energy efficient and yet still Britain goes cold

 

Source:  uSwitch press release 3 February 2012

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