If you’re looking to save some money on your energy bills, it’s probably a bit too late to worry about switching now.

Most of the providers have raised their prices and domestic bills are higher than ever. (Tragically this means that there are now more people in fuel poverty than there should be in any civilised society).

So the only way to spend less is to use less, and hivehome.com from British Gas is one thing worth considering.

We told you about it last year, when it launched, but now, with the proper winter months facing us, it might be worth taking a closer look.

For a couple of hundred quid they’ll install a wireless thermostat that you can control from your smartphone or tablet, putting you in complete control of your heating and hot water supplies.

No more heating an empty home, and no more paying for energy you don’t need.