EnergyAware tool launches on MoneySavingExpert website

16 Feb 2023

Households wanting to save £100s on their energy bills can now do so, thanks to the virtual EnergyAware tool that is helping consumers understand the small daily changes that can make a difference to their bills.

Launched against the backdrop of the ongoing cost of living crisis, the Energy Institute and MoneySavingExpert joined forces with the aim to help families reduce their energy use and costs this winter. The tool was launched last week on the MoneySavingExpert website, where consumers can become more knowledgeable about the everyday steps anyone can take in the home to bring down energy use, bills and emissions.

“With energy costs rising this winter, there’s a misconception out there that the government has capped household bills. It’s actually the price per unit that’s capped – meaning we can still pay less if we use less,” Energy Institute Chief Executive Dr Nick Wayth says.

Transporting users on an interactive virtual home tour, users can pop in and out of the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom, see how much common appliances and gadgets cost to run and discover key ways to cut back on their energy use.

Gary Caffell, Head of Energy at MoneySavingExpert, says switching energy supplier will not save people money right now, so reducing energy usage is the main way to save on bills.

“This new tool is an engaging and interactive way to find out how to use less energy in our homes. Some things you may already be doing, and that’s great, but hopefully everyone will be able to take away something new from the tool to put into action in their own homes. While some tips may seem small in isolation, they can all add up to savings of £100s on your bill – vital amid a cost of living crisis.

EnergyAware was created by leading energy management experts from the EI, the professional membership body which aims to create a better energy future for society. The free-to-use version available from today is just a small section of the full tool, which is fully customisable and created to support staff engagement for companies seeking to reduce their own energy use and emissions, including the John Lewis Partnership.