LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With all of big energy providers having announced price increases over the last few months, household bills for the first quarter of 2011 are likely to be the highest customers have known them. Taking E.ON as an example, average bills will increase by 3% for gas and 9% for electricity, meaning a 62 pound price hike for cash or cheque customers up to 1249 pounds.
Leading price comparison website, comparethemarket.com helped customers save over 4.5m pounds on their household utility bills during 2010 and is determined to help more do the same in 2011.
"Significant savings can be made by changing energy supplier," says Jeremy Moll, Commercial Director for comparethemarket.com. "Start with an online comparison to see how much of a better deal you can get. Quite often there's a discount for switching to a new supplier online."
2010 was reportedly the coldest winter for a century, making heat at home more in demand than ever. Combined with rising fuel prices and the recession, household bills could be a major issue for people in 2011.
Jeremy Moll adds: "Price comparison sites are a new way for customers to see if they are getting a good deal, and if they aren't to make sure they are! We are helping thousands of customers each day to save money. Comparethemarket.com is there for them to ensure they continue to find a better deal on energy bills."
Working with some of the UK's biggest providers, comparethemarket.com constantly compares the best deals and rates on the market to ensure that the customer gets the greatest saving for them.