With spring now upon us and the sun finally starting to shine, the last thing most of us will be thinking about are our household energy bills and the coming winter.
But what if acting now could save you hundreds of pounds later this year?
The Big London Energy Switch is a collective switching scheme currently run in more than 20 London Boroughs, including Brent.
It works by bringing together a large group of residential consumers and offering this collective volume to energy suppliers to secure better deals from energy suppliers in an auction process.
This collective switching scheme offers a customised tariff that you won't find elsewhere.
Since the scheme began in April 2013 over 3,000 households in Brent have signed up and those Brent residents that have switched suppliers have saved on average £280 a year on their energy bills.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council took part in the scheme and was offered savings of up to £821. He said:
"I was really surprised and happy to see how much I could save by taking part in the scheme.
"When the weather starts to turn cold again, The Big London Energy Switch will make a difference in helping with the financial burden of household energy bills and I'm pleased that Brent is one of the boroughs taking part.
"I would encourage everyone to sign up to see how much they can save; it's really simple and completely free of charge, and of course there is no obligation to accept the offer either."
What happens when I register?
You will receive a tariff offer, with details of exactly how much money you could potentially save if you choose to accept the offer. The offer will come from the energy company with the lowest price.
If you register, you will receive an offer within a few days of the auction closing, and have a month to consider whether you wish to take it. If the deal is not suitable then there's no obligation to switch.