If you have ever been responsible for paying the electricity or gas bills for your home or business then you no doubt know that the winter months always add a significant increase to the amount you have to pay.
There are practical reasons for this, particularly the increased need for heat and artificial light during the coldest and darkest time of the year. We consume more energy during winter so it makes sense that we end up paying more for what we use during this time. But many people will also discover that their rates for energy usage increase during the winter as well, increasing the burden of the winter energy bills.
But while it may appear to be a blatant cash grab by the energy companies to increase the rates during the period when the most energy is consumed, there is actually a reasonable explanation why there should be at least a small increase in the amount we pay during winter. (more…)Read More