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    • Gabkat
    • By Gabkat 22nd Sep 16, 5:19 PM
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    Inexperienced tenant needing advice please electricity only
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 5:19 PM
    Inexperienced tenant needing advice please electricity only 22nd Sep 16 at 5:19 PM
    Hello,
    I recently moved into a new rental property and it is an electricity only flat.
    It is currently on economy 7 with SP. 14p during the day and just over 5p during the night.
    The thing I am not sure about is if this is worth is for me. The flat has panel heaters (just 4) but they are not storage heaters so it's not as if they would be used during the night, when I use them I would be paying for the more expensive rate. Also the tv and washing machine etc are only used during the day (it would be too noisy to be using the washing machine at night for the neighbours) so again that would be at the higher day rate.
    Based on that I have asked to have a normal standard meter fitted but...
    I just realised that my boiler is a Santon premier plus unvented hot water system and I think it is set to heat during the night. I'm not entirely sure how it works the landlord said she has set it to come on 5-8am and 5-8pm, I cant figure out how you can set more than one time and any instructions online I've looked at look like it is programmed when installed to heat during the night (on economy 7)
    Is it worth staying on economy 7 just so that the boiler heats at the cheaper rate and have heaters and everything else at a more expensive rate?
    Is it even possible to set the timer on the boiler to anything other than the economy 7 rates?
    Please help I feel totally lost with this have no idea what I am doing. Meant to be having a standard meter installed soon so need to figure out what to do.
    Thanks so much for reading.
    Gabs
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    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 22nd Sep 16, 6:45 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Sep 16, 6:45 PM
    • #2
    • 22nd Sep 16, 6:45 PM
    Hello,
    I recently moved into a new rental property and it is an electricity only flat.
    It is currently on economy 7 with SP. 14p during the day and just over 5p during the night.
    The thing I am not sure about is if this is worth is for me. The flat has panel heaters (just 4) but they are not storage heaters so it's not as if they would be used during the night, when I use them I would be paying for the more expensive rate. Also the tv and washing machine etc are only used during the day (it would be too noisy to be using the washing machine at night for the neighbours) so again that would be at the higher day rate.
    Based on that I have asked to have a normal standard meter fitted but...
    I just realised that my boiler is a Santon premier plus unvented hot water system and I think it is set to heat during the night. I'm not entirely sure how it works the landlord said she has set it to come on 5-8am and 5-8pm, I cant figure out how you can set more than one time and any instructions online I've looked at look like it is programmed when installed to heat during the night (on economy 7)
    Is it worth staying on economy 7 just so that the boiler heats at the cheaper rate and have heaters and everything else at a more expensive rate?
    Is it even possible to set the timer on the boiler to anything other than the economy 7 rates?
    Please help I feel totally lost with this have no idea what I am doing. Meant to be having a standard meter installed soon so need to figure out what to do.
    Thanks so much for reading.
    Gabs
    Originally posted by Gabkat
    Only when you ahve a good idea of what your anticipated annula csonsumption will be in kWh (incluidng day/low split) can any proper decision be made.

    When you have that detail, consult a comparison site.

    Run it firts as an E7 customer, and note the anticipated annual cost of the cheapest traiff

    Run it again as a non-E7 customer (it doesn;t matter what current traiff you tell the comparison site) and find the anticipated annual cost for that.

    Compare the two and you will have your answer.

    In the meantime, get some instructions to ensure you are using your boiler etc safely and to it's maximum advantage to you.
    • Gabkat
    • By Gabkat 22nd Sep 16, 10:59 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:59 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:59 PM
    Thanks so much for your reply I think a standard rate is better on comparison sites.
    the gb fixed crystal seems to be my best option.

    Many thanks
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:43 AM
    Check if SP will bill you single rate tariff by totaling the two rates together. A meter change would be needed and SP will charge you for that if they cannot total the two readings. BG. Eon and EDF can total the two and bill single rate
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