Consumers could see their winter fuel bills from their energy suppliers soar by £60 if current freeing temperatures continue until February, experts have warned.
According to uSwitch.com, it currently costs an average of £3 a day to heat a home, but this could rise by £1 a day as the cold snap continues around the UK.
The site explained that if temperatures continue to dip over the next two weeks, an extra £14 will be added to household winter fuel bills but if the cold snap continues for two months, consumers may have to fork out an extra £60.
Experts have warned that consumers who capped or fixed their energy tariffs in 2008 could have had their deals terminated on December 31st or January 1st, which means they could now face higher energy costs.
Energyhelpline.com said deals from Npower, EDF, British Gas, Scottish and Southern and Scottish Power have all recently ended and these energy suppliers have now replaced those cheap energy deals with more expensive tariffs.
Recent calculations by Energyhelpline.com found that average fuel prices are expected to rise by 30 per cent in January.
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