When you receive your energy bill, only around half of it pays for the energy itself – known as wholesale costs. The rest covers delivering energy to your home, government schemes such as smart meters, and keeping your account running smoothly. There's lots more detail on what you pay for in your gas and electricity bills below.
There’s a lot you can do to keep on top of the energy you use. Using less means saving money, so check out our tips and advice about how to be more energy efficient at home. We've put together some other suggestions too, see below.