Exeter Together: You could save on energy bills
THE countdown has begun for Exeter's energy-switching scheme Exeter Together, with the window for people to switch and make savings off their home heating bills closing at midnight on March 17.
Launched by Exeter City Council, Exeter Together is helping people from Exeter and surrounding areas save an average of £220 on their fuel bills by switching, and the campaign is said to be getting a lot of interest, with many switches predicted during the final days.
Jo Pearce, policy and commercial development officer for Exeter City Council, is helping lead the initiative and has been out around Exeter with her team of volunteers to help raise awareness and encourage people to switch.
Jo said: "We have had hundreds of enquiries from people wanting to know more about Exeter Together and how it could benefit them. We have even helped people on the spot to find out whether they could save by switching.
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"It is really rewarding to see people's faces light up when they realise they stand to save a lot of money on their annual fuel bills.
"The feedback we get is people are surprised it really does only take five minutes to register.
"We have tried to make the switching process really simple. We look forward to welcoming even more people to the scheme as the campaign builds further momentum as we head towards the final campaign deadline."
Exeter Together is available for anyone to join and campaigners are keen to push the message that it is not restricted solely to the people of Exeter.
Jo added: "Although called Exeter Together, switching is available to everyone in Devon, and we would urge anyone who hasn't looked at their utility bills for a while to see whether they could save through the scheme. A woman visited our promotional bus and was found to save more than £457 – double the average saving."
Once registered with Exeter Together, people will instantly receive a collectively purchased energy offer.
People are under no obligation to switch, and it is clearly explained whether the user is better to stay with their current provider, or whether they will benefit from switching.
During its final weeks, Exeter Together is calling for employers to back the campaign and encourage their staff to see how much they could save.
Source for Business in Exeter is one of the employers lending its support to the campaign.
John Crouch, sales and marketing manager from Source for Business, said: "We are really pleased to be supporting Exeter City Council's collective switching campaign, and we will certainly be encouraging our staff to visit the Exeter Together website to see whether they could save.
"Fuel bills are one of the biggest drains on family household budgets, and it is great to think that by supporting Exeter Together we could help our staff save thousands of pounds in collective savings on their home heating bills."
Jo and her team of trustee volunteers will be in Bedford Square, Exeter, on Saturday, March 16, to hand out leaflets and answer questions.
To get involved visit www.ex etertogether.com with a copy of your energy bill, register your details and instantly receive a collectively purchased energy offer from Exeter Together.
The deadline to switch closes at midnight on March 17. You can also call free on 0800 542 0204 or 0207 911 6479 from a mobile. Free help is also available at Exeter Civic Centre during weekdays.