How do I get independent advice about energy?
There’s lots of help and independent advice to save money on energy bills, switch energy supplier and stay on top of your spending.
Energy can feel like a complicated business. Here at OVO, we work hard to make things more straightforward. That means giving you advice and answers when you need them – it’s what this area of our website is about.
You can get information on all kinds of topics, including:
- Improving energy efficiency
- How to save money
- How to submit meter readings
- How to recycle
- How solar panels work
- How to reduce your carbon footprint
- What renewable energy is and where it comes from
But sometimes you’ll be keen to get an independent take on things.
From getting the best deal to using less energy in the first place, there’s lots of help out there.
Government schemes can help you make your home more energy efficient for free, which really helps cut energy bills. It’s good news for the environment too, so why not see if you’re eligible?
The easiest way to see if you can get some free help to reduce energy bills is to visit the gov.uk energy grants calculator here.
We’ve partnered with the energy saving advice experts at Centre for Sustainable Energy to give you free, impartial advice on how to save energy and keep your home warm in winter.
Just have your name and account details ready when you call. And remember, if you are of pensionable age; have a disability, hearing and/or visual impairment; or suffer from long-term ill health, there may be special help available so don’t forget to mention this to us when we chat.
On the phone
Call us from Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm. An answering machine service is available out of hours.
- 0800 408 6601
- For mobiles: 0117 203 4264
Be sure to include your contact and account details when you email.
- Email address: [email protected].
When you want impartial advice on things like switching energy provider, what to do if your power goes out, and who’s the right energy supplier for you, talk to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
This service is completely free, and totally independent. They can help you with things like:
- Getting a better deal/being an energy shopper
- Providing an idea of what to expect from your supplier
- Advice if you’re struggling to pay your bills
- Making a complaint if you feel you need to – though there’s help with that on our complaints page too.
On the phone
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
- 0808 223 1133
- Textphone 18001 followed by 0808 223 1133
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Post Point 24 Town Hall
Walliscote Grove Road