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