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uSwitch advice for 94,000 Bord Gáis customers in arrears

Customers should take more steps to ensure they're paying the lowest prices for the energy they use

Bord Gáis results released today show that over 94,000 Bord Gáis customers are in arrears.

This high level of customers in arrears is especially worrying as recent research commissioned by Switcher.ie shows that almost three quarters of Irish households (73%) went cold in their own homes this winter in a drastic attempt to keep a lid on their energy bills.

Over two thirds of households (69%) have been rationing their energy use while over two in five (42%) have been occasionally going without heating. Additionally, over one in three households (36%) have regularly gone without heating this winter to keep their costs down.

Eoin Clarke, Head of Switcher.ie, says:  “With the recent cold snap on top of the cold winter we’ve had it is no surprise that we are finding it difficult to keep up with high energy bills. Here at uSwitch.ie we would urge consumers to make their money go further by taking steps to ensure that their homes are as energy efficient as possible and that they are paying the lowest prices for the energy they use. These two steps will help people to cut the cost of their energy today and will help to protect them from the impact of higher prices in the future too.”

Energy customers can ensure that they are on the most cost effective plan by comparing gas and electricity prices on Switcher.ie.