Ian Napier, CCO, Switchee
Various Ministers and Government departments expressed concerns over the price rises, citing unfairness on customers and defending government policy. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said: “Energy firms should treat all their customers fairly and we’re concerned the price rise will hit many people already on poor-value tariffs.”
Regardless of the reasons behind the change, millions of people across the UK will be affected by the rise in energy prices.
So, now more than ever, it is vital that affordable housing providers find solutions that alleviate the growing pressure on their residents to afford their energy bills. There are various approaches to ensuring resident’s energy bills are kept as low as possible.
Of course, such praise does little harm to the reputation of any affordable housing provider. However, we believe that with Switchee, the first smart thermostat for affordable housing, more can be done.
The installation of a smart thermostat in properties can save residents up to 15% on their energy bills: by learning occupancy patterns and how heating systems perform, smart thermostats like Switchee can make heating households cheaper.
At Switchee it is our mission to combat fuel poverty and empower landlords with remote data insights that save them money and improve well-being for their residents.
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