Customers wanting to switch gas tariffs after the third of the Big Six energy suppliers introduced a price hike could take a number of steps to lower their bills.
Moneyextra.com advised consumers to combine their gas and electricity bills, as dual fuel tariffs are typically cheaper than separate ones.
The website noted that online-only bills, where householders do not receive paper billing, also tend to come at a reduced price, while paying by direct debit will give customers access to better premiums.
Home insulation and energy efficiency improvements could make a significant difference to domestic energy bills, while switching to a fixed-rate deal now will protect customers from further price hikes.
Alistair Harnby, marketing director at the advice site, commented: "The announcement of further energy price increases will no doubt put a tighter squeeze on household budgets.
"It will be important for consumers to become wiser spenders in all areas in order to compensate for a larger proportion of their income going to energy bills," he added.
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