Individuals hoping to take advantage to cuts in gas and electricity prices have been urged to take a meter reading in order to receive savings.
This is Money stated that as consumption is typically overestimated by providers relying on projected usage, people could end up paying a higher rate than necessary.
Director of energyhelpline.com Mark Todd said by keeping a close eye on meters and performing an energy comparison to find the best tariffs, households could save £350 a year.
Policy adviser at consumer group Which? James Tallack added: "If a tariff changes and you don't know the actual energy you have used, it is easy to get overcharged."
With all of the Big Six suppliers cutting their gas or electricity prices in January, now is a crucial times for submitting an accurate meter reading, the publication noted.
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