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  • #202229
    Swapping Energy Suppliers

    Mine is due to come to and end shortly, so I thought I would ask for the views of others. I have got to the point where I really do not want to change. Not that I dont want to, I just cannot be bothered with the grief. Now, before you shout at me, please let me finish the story. I have used those swap over websites on the interweb many times. Each time a lower price. So I sign up. Each time within a month the price are raised to whatI was paying , or more. Each time I have to get a new smart meter installed which only takes a month or two, sometimes longer. For those of us with MD you will appreciate how hard it is to read a meter at the bottom of the cupboard under the stairs, especially if it is full with the usual junk, and even ore especially if you are in wheels or use sticks. For me the smart meter has been amazing. No problems with readings, just leave it to its own devices.
    So the question is, have I just been unlucky, and should I try a comparison site agan?

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #202231
    Reply To: Swapping Energy Suppliers

    Eeeek Smart meter :| :shock: I am avoiding getting as long as I can lol Luckily my gas box out back and the Electric has its own low level box in front hall

    I changed from Bulb 2 years ago after huge bill with EDF. My brother did the recommend a family member and we both got some cash back. think it was about £50. so its worth maybe being recommended.

    What I liked about Bulb is that I can send my own readings in and alter my own payments. I believe octopus is similar and friend are happy with Octopus service. I might even jump over to Octopus if I can be bothered changing. I don’t feel a great rush as all the energy is jumped up in price. A mate who works for one of the big energy companies said that the gov pressed the bigger companies to wave the debt of people who didn’t pay last year. this now being offloaded onto the rest of us who struggled to pay but pay we did.

    Getting a energy health check from your local council might help save a bob or two. Low energy bulbs. Automated or timers on sockets. cavity wall or under floor insulation. Some age groups can get help with boiler upgrades. Checking whats plugged in all the time. Ive started completely unplugging laptop and printer amongst couple other things.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat Cat
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    #202232
    Reply To: Swapping Energy Suppliers

    Thanks for your thoughts Cat. I am afraid for me the smart meter is essential. Although I am thinking of having a chat with Octopus to see if the can use the existing meter.
    I did have a chat with the local energy advice people. already done/doing everything I can. Te only real energy thing is I run three computers 24 hours a day, as they connect to my weather stations and send data off to various places. So I cannot really cut them.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

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