Energy prices from July 2023, and what they mean for you | Hafod Renewables

Energy prices from July 2023, and what they mean for you | Hafod Renewables

The July 2023 price cap is a hot topic for many consumers who are concerned about how it will impact their finances. This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about the upcoming price cap, including what it is, how it will affect your budget, and what steps you can take to prepare for it.

What is the July 2023 price cap?

The July 2023 price cap is a new regulation that will limit the amount that energy suppliers can charge for their services.

The price cap will fall from £2,500 to £2,074.

This cap is being introduced by the UK government in an effort to protect consumers from high energy bills and ensure that they are paying a fair price for their energy. The cap will apply to all standard variable tariffs and prepayment meters, and is expected to save consumers an average of £75 per year on their energy bills.

How will the price cap impact your monthly bills?

Although it has been reported that households could see a reduction in their monthly energy bills, the drop in the cap is coming into effect at the same time as the end of the Energy Price Guarantee. This means that energy bill payers will no longer benefit from the subsidy which the government has been giving them. If you are on a variable energy tariff then although your unit rate may be lower than before, your overall bill may not actually be less. For this reason it is important to understand your bill charges in detail.

What steps can you take to prepare for the price cap?

To prepare for the July 2023 price cap, it's important to start by understanding your current energy usage and costs. Take a look at your energy bills from the past year and identify any areas where you could reduce your usage, such as turning off lights when not in use or using energy-efficient appliances. You may also want to consider switching to a fixed-rate tariff, which can provide greater stability and predictability in your energy bills. Finally, stay informed about any updates or changes to the price cap and how they may impact your specific energy supplier and tariff.

How can you stay informed about any updates or changes to the price cap?

To stay informed about any updates or changes to the July 2023 price cap, it's important to regularly check your energy supplier's website and social media channels for announcements. You can also sign up for email or text alerts from your supplier or from energy regulatory bodies like Ofgem. Additionally, keep an eye on news outlets and industry publications for any updates or analysis on the price cap and its impact on consumers. By staying informed, you can make informed decisions about your energy usage and budget.

Can moving to renewable energy help protect against energy price rises?

Absolutely it can. In recent years there has been considerable turmoil over energy costs and many households have felt confused and worried by the volatility of energy prices. Choosing to go for renewable energy in your home - either with solar panels or heat pumps, is an ideal solution. Not only do they give you some extra protection against constantly shifting energy prices, but they are better for the environment also.

Where can I find a reliable installer of renewable energy devices?

Hafod Renewables are based in North Wales and are expert providers of renewable energy devices such as heat pumps, solar panels and other equipment. With our considerable industry experience we can help you fit the right kind of energy saving machines in your home or even business. Please contact us today for a tailored quote and learn how you can start saving money right away.