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    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 10:10 AM
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    Alternatives to SSE Standard Superdeal tariff?
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:10 AM
    Alternatives to SSE Standard Superdeal tariff? 28th Nov 17 at 10:10 AM
    Hi there,

    First post so i hope this is ok and in the correct place!

    We have been with SSE since 2012 on their Standard Superdeal tariff as we are on electricity only as we live in the middle of nowhere! Do any of you good people know which other suppliers offer an alternative Superdeal/Flexiplus meter?

    Many thanks,

    Stan
    Last edited by Stan79; 28-11-2017 at 11:27 AM.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 28th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
    It is unlikely that anyone will take on your metering as they are usually supplier specific. To change supplier, and retain a tariff that is suitable for heating, you will need to have the meter changed to E7 or E10 which could involve a cost and possibly wiring changes to your system. You can move to a single rate, which is not really suitable for the majority of electric heating systems, at no cost.
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 28th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
    AFAIK, the only alternative is Economy 7, but of course you would not get the afternoon boost. However, doing some sums recently I worked out that the heating cost of Superdeal is now so high that it is about on a par with taking the cheapest Economy 7 tariff from someone else and having extra day usage.

    (You could get Economy 10 from SSE, but I think that is very pricey also.)
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 11:30 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:30 AM
    SSE have said that i can stay on the Superdeal setup but access ANY of their other tariffs which i find a bit strange but i will give them a call later to see what this means in real terms.

    So just to clarify, no other suppliers offer a Flexiplus/Superdeal arrangement?
    • jk0
    • By jk0 28th Nov 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 11:48 AM
    So just to clarify, no other suppliers offer a Flexiplus/Superdeal arrangement?
    Originally posted by Stan79
    Nope. That's why they sucked people in. They got loads of people to install these systems back in the 90's, and have increased the heating cost by an average of 8% per year. Over 20 years, that's a five fold increase. There is no competition, so a nice little earner for them.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 28th Nov 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 12:46 PM
    SSE have said that i can stay on the Superdeal setup but access ANY of their other tariffs which i find a bit strange but i will give them a call later to see what this means in real terms.

    So just to clarify, no other suppliers offer a Flexiplus/Superdeal arrangement?
    Originally posted by Stan79
    I believe that will mean any of their single rate tariffs as mandated by The Energy Market Investigation (Restricted Meters) Order 2016.
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 28th Nov 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:09 PM
    Just found this advert from the nineties. I bet o/p's house doesn't cost £6.50 a week to run now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtMdWmFtWfk
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 2:07 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 2:07 PM
    Just found this advert from the nineties. I bet o/p's house doesn't cost £6.50 a week to run now.
    Originally posted by jk0
    Slightly more than that.... but then it's now twice the size it was then and has a few more people living in it!
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 3:10 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:10 PM
    After a few sums it's more like £17.50 per week!
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 3:18 PM
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    I reckon we use 5000-5500kwh per year and that's about (or just below?) average for a 4 bed house with two small children with the washing machine going all the time?!?! But could be cheaper...

    I'm loathe to come off the Superdeal tariff as we get the boost of energy in the afternoons for the storage heaters. We've just had an extension with underfloor heating and a heat pump so i'm looking at the figures for a bit to see how that affects the usage and cost!
    • jk0
    • By jk0 28th Nov 17, 3:58 PM
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    Are you sure, Stan?

    I can see that 5500 units might be your day rate consumption, but what about night & stored heat?

    For comparison, my 3 bed detached house in Berkshire on Economy 7 consumes 1763 day units, 9265 night units and 6721 kWh of gas.
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
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    Yep. SSE confirmed the figures for me today...
    August 2015 - August 2016
    Day 2448, Night 441, Stored 1188 = 4077

    August 2016 - August 2017
    Day 3141, Night 751, Heater 1645 = 5537

    No gas... just electric. Night storage rads until December 2016 when the extension heating kicked in to heat the new half of the house... Hot water done on the immersion running on the cheap rate.

    The storage heater supply is turned off from April until October at the consumer unit and we try to only run the big appliances at night.
    Last edited by Stan79; 28-11-2017 at 7:05 PM.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 28th Nov 17, 7:36 PM
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    Your stored amount and night amount is so small, I would have thought you would be better off on the single tariff that someone above mentioned.
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 28th Nov 17, 8:34 PM
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    Ok... i will look into it this week!
    • Stan79
    • By Stan79 29th Nov 17, 6:47 PM
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    Ok... a potential saving of just under £200 by switching to a 1 year Fixed Superdeal tariff... Projected bill for the next 12 months is £726 for all our heating and hot water for a family of 4... I think that sounds quite good?!?!
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