It's all bills, bills, bills... price rises here, warnings there; rising numbers everywhere.
But there is a way you can actually cut your costs in one area, according to the makers and newest recipients of a new domestic voltage optimisation system.
"What's that?" you cry. Well, it's a special unit which you can install in your house, optimising the amount of power you can use up to a market-leading 14kW - helping you save as much as 18% on your bills.
The VO4HOME unit, recently installed at a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Brighton, was a great success, according to chuffed homeowner Andrea Manville.
She said: "Like many homeowners during these tough times our family was looking at ways to combat rising energy costs. While we initially considered PV (photo voltaic) solar panels, we were put off by the costs involved. In addition, the positioning of our house was inappropriate for such an installation.
"Having heard about the savings achievable through voltage optimisation, and with the promise of a short payback period, we were keen to put the technology to the test to see whether our family could benefit."
VO4HOME business development head honcho Geoff Clifton said: "An increasing number of homeowners are turning to voltage optimisation to reduce their energy costs and the results achieved by the Manville family serve as proof that households can continue to enjoy all the benefits of a growing range of home appliances while at the same time being kind to the environment and their pocket."
Now for the numbers. The unit, which optimises incoming voltage to a constant 220V, can help you save between £130 and £200 per year, as well as cutting those all-important CO2 emissions.
For an estimate on how much you could save, visit the VO4HOME website.