Take another look at your energy tariff
In recent months, the price of crude oil has fallen from the heady heights of $130 a barrel to less than $30.
Although this will have negative short term effects (and possible long term effects) on the world economy, one of the positives is that energy prices, especially heating oil but also electricity, are dropping.
EDF Energy, for example, recently offered our parish church a very improved and reduced tariff.
Energy suppliers work in a very competitive market, and in recent times there has been much confusion over the range of tariffs.
Fortunately the energy regulator has made suppliers more transparent with the range of tariffs and contracts that they offer.
Do therefore take time to look at the tariff you are on, and make certain that you are in contract, as some companies do not warn you that you are out of contract, reverting you to a very expensive ‘standard’ tariff.
If your church is nearing the end of its contract, do research the offers from various companies. If your church is not, it is often still worth contacting your supplier to ask if there are any deals on offer.
Energy is a very competitive market and nothing concentrates the supplier more than thinking they might lose a customer.
Remember: read the meter yourself on a regular basis and tell your supplier to avoid nasty surprises!
Use this link to Parish Buying for further helpful information: www.parishbuying.org.uk/categories/energy
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