Switching the lights off at home is one way householders are guaranteed to receive a cheap energy bill.
However, one county is considering turning off its street lights in order to save money.
According to the Burton Mail, parish councils and other authorities are being invited to take part in a Derbyshire county council consultation into switching off public lighting between the hours of midnight and 05:00, in an effort to cut back on utility bills.
A spokesman for the council told the newspaper: "We spent £5.2 million on street lighting last year and around £2.5 million of this was spent on electricity bills.
"We're considering switching some street lights off between midnight and 05:00 to help save money and cut carbon - this idea is at a very early stage and no decisions have yet been taken."
Meanwhile, householders might be tempted to compare energy prices from other energy suppliers after ScottishPower announced prices hikes for its gas and electricity tariffs.
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