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Energy bills can be a really confusing thing to understand, with so much information that seems to contradict itself, debit or credit, daily charges, readings, so it can be difficult to decipher what you have actually used and spent!

Here at ASH Energy, we are taking the hassle out of the whole process!

But………………… do you ever look closely at the number of kilowatt hours (kWh) you’ve used?

And do you know what it can tell you?

It can give you details such as;

• How your bills are calculated
• When you use more energy at certain points during the day
• Why you should turn appliances OFF at the wall to save energy, and not just leave them on standby

You can then use that information to help you monitor your gas and electricity use, cut costs and lower your bills.

You can also make comparisons if you’re thinking of switching providers or checking out your current deal.

WHAT IS A KILOWATT HOUR?

A kilowatt hour (kWh) is simply a measure of how much energy you use.

It DOESN’T MEAN the number of kilowatts you’re using per hour. It is simply a unit of measurement that equals the amount of energy you would use if you kept a 1,000 watt appliance running for an hour.

So for example, A 100 watt light bulb would take 10 hours to use 1 kWh of energy.

It’s hard to be precise, because the similar appliances can have very different wattages, but here are some rough examples of 1 kWh:

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN kW AND kWH?

kW stands for kilowatt, which us simply 1,000 watts, a measure of POWER.

A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a measure of ENERGY.

So for example, a 1000 watt TV needs 1000 watts (1 kW) of POWER to work, and uses 1 kWH of ENERGY in an hour!

CAN I USE kWh TO COMPARE PRICES & SWITCH?

In a word, YES!

You can get much more accurate prices and saving indications by providing your kWh usage. That’s why we ask for a copy of your latest bill, so we have fully accurate information to save you as much as possible.

We compare prices from over 70 providers, including the big six, to give you up to the minute and fully accurate price comparisons from all lenders.

You simply then choose the option that suits you and your business best!

No matter which energy company you’re currently with, it’s always worth checking the market regularly to see if you could save money by switching.

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