Knowing how much energy you're using and how much you're being charged for it can help you stay on top of your bills.
If you don’t know what all the numbers on your electricity and gas bills mean, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But it’s worth taking the time to understand your bills, as this is a good way to take control of your energy use and start saving money.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy's guide breaks down each element of your bill and explains how this impacts on the amount you pay.
The energy saving trust also has a really helpful video to help you understand your energy bills:
Understanding the energy price cap
The energy price cap limits the price a supplier can charge you per unit of energy and gas. The £2,500 figure is based on a household with typical consumption on a dual electricity and gas bill paying by direct debit. It does not mean that your energy bills will be £2,500 regardless of how much energy you use.
Your energy bill might be higher or lower than £2,500 depending on how much energy you use.