Almost 200 shoppers were given advice on how they can slash their household bills during Energy Saving Week.
Representatives from Dacorum District Citizens Advice Bureau manned a stall for two days in the Marlowes Shopping Centre as part of the cash saving drive last week.
Project co-ordinator Chris Connolly said: “We took the details of and gave face-to-face advice to about 170 people but we gave leaflets out to a lot more as they were passing.”
Worringly the people seeking help included some who admitted that they can’t afford to put their heating on.
Bureau chief executive Victoria MacGregor said: “They just tell the kids to put a jumper on.
“It’s important to have a warm home to be a healthy house so we are keen that people don’t just sit and freeze.”
It’s reckoned that someone who has never switched energy provider could save up to £200 and the average saving is around £100.
Chris said: “Generally people wanted advice about how to go about checking they have got the best tariff and how to go about switching.”
Help is still on hand by visiting www.bigenergysavingweek.org or calling 0300 123 1234.
Alternatively contact the CAB on 08444 111 444.