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UK energy fact: last year the average home used 14% less electricity, but paid more for it!

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2014 UK energy facts just in: despite a national drop in our energy use last year, UK prices for electricity continued to rise.

According to government statistics released on Thursday, we have the record high temperatures of last year to thank for our diminished energy use. We didn’t need to heat our homes, so we saved on electricity.

But, unfortunately, this didn’t translate into a money saving: our bills continued to rise anyway, with households paying £15 more for electricity on standard bills, which reached £592, an increase of 2.6% on the year before.

our glorious summer and  warm autumn meant we used less electricity on heating

our glorious summer and warm autumn meant we used less electricity on heating

It seems senseless that even though nationally we used less electricity last year, we ended up paying more for it.

It’s a real worry for those of us trying to save money on our household bills, because it looks like no matter what we do, our electricity costs will continue to increase. Looking into the future, electricity is only going to get more and more expensive.

If this has left you feeling a bit helpless though, don’t worry. There is something you can do about it:  solar panels are a great solution to cutting down on your electricity bills, because instead of just using electricity from the grid (which you pay for), solar panels generate their own electricity for you to use, completely free, just from the sunshine on your roof.

sunbathing: not so good for your skin cells, great for solar powered cells!

sunbathing: not so good for your skin cells, great for solar powered cells!

Our customers have cut their electricity bills by an average of half since having their solar panels installed, and as electricity prices continue to rise, they’ll be saving themselves more and more money compared to those without.

We know that actually forking out for the solar panels can be expensive, so at A Shade Greener, we provide solar panels, installation and maintenance completely free. There’s no catch: we make our profit by selling the extra electricity produced by the solar panels that you haven’t used back to the grid. It’s a win-win-win situation, with us, our customers and the environment benefitting from free green power.

Which? has predicted that by 2020, the average household energy bill could exceed £2,000 a year (read the article here). If you’ve managed to cut that figure in half through having solar panels installed, that’s a significant saving on your part.

If you’d like to see if your home is eligible for our Free Solar Panels, click on the link below:

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jemma.leslie@ashadegreener.co.uk'
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