As the ‘Big Six’ energy firms all announce price increases averaging 9%, many people are finding themselves hard hit by huge energy bills. While there’s nothing you can do about the weather or the price of energy, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you stay snug over the cold winter months and still save on your energy bills.

A quick and easy to save money is by switching supplier which according to some websites can save an average of £300. Despite this, only 10% of households did this last year so many people are missing out on big savings.

Making your home more energy efficient is a good way to save money in the first instance; investments like insulation and replacing old windows and boilers can pay dividends in the long term.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, reducing your room temperature by just 1°c can save an average household 10% on their annual heating bill.

So if you are one of the 70% of British homeowners planning to pile on the extra layers while indoors this winter to keep costs down, taking a step out of the cold could be as simple as investing in a pair of Heat Holders Ultimate Thermal Socks.