Householders in the north-east might be more inclined to compare energy prices and switch gas deals in light of comments made by a debt advice service.
DAWN Advice claimed consumers in the region are likely to be impacted by spiralling energy prices and more could find themselves in fuel poverty, spending more than ten per cent of their income on heating their home.
Liz Chadwick, chief executive of the service, commented that the after-effects of the recession, coupled with rising prices, is [have] pushed more families towards fuel poverty.
"The problem might seem like it is miles away while it's warm outside, but autumn and winter will be here before we know it," she pointed out.
"If the last two winters are anything to go by, it will be cold and heating a family home could prove incredibly expensive."
Ms Chadwick urged consumers not to suffer in silence if they are finding it hard to pay their bills.
"Heating is a necessity, not a luxury," she added.
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