Consumers can take steps to avoid risking their home as a result of being unable to meet payments for domestic energy bills, an expert has argued.
As the colder months approach, homeowners should ensure that their properties are as energy efficient as possible in order to reduce outgoings on domestic energy bills, a spokesperson for the National Energy Action charity stated.
By ensuring energy efficiency and taking the time to compare energy suppliers to find a suitable tariff, vulnerable households may be able to better afford to have their heating on as much as is needed, the spokesperson suggested.
"People need to ensure ... that they are not risking their health by not putting the heating on through fear of debt or disconnection," she said.
One way to reduce the risk of falling into debt from domestic energy payments is to make an energy comparison between suppliers in order to find the cheapest tariffs.
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