magenta008 wrote: »
Hi, I just wanted to ask a few questions about British Gas pre-payment meters for ELECTRICITY (I am on DD for gas).
I have been doing a few sums to see how much I have been paying as it seems really high. I put £20 on on 3rd Jan, £20 on on 13th Jan and today I will have to put more on as it is running low. Thats £40 in 16 days. By the time the end of the month is here I will have paid another £30 - £40 making my monthly total £80 (ish) for electricity only (on top of £50 DD for gas) I have worked this out to be about £2.50 per day which seems a lot. I have contacted British Gas who didn't really have any answers as to why it's so much except that it's winter.
I asked them if I am charged a daily amount for having a meter to which they said no I'm not, and they also say that the amount charged per unit is the same rate as for non pre-payment meters. I have heard recently that they have cut their prices to supposedly the lowest electricity prices available. They have tried to get me to switch to an online tariff but I am reluctant to switch to direct debit if it's no cheaper and they could change the amount without telling me.
The house is gas central heating with a gas oven but we do have a couple of electric heaters as well (as one room has no GCH). It is just my partner and I sharing, no kids, no-one else to leave things on etc - we never leave things on stand by, switch all lights off when not in rooms etc and are generally very careful. I just wanted to know if anyone else pays this much, and any advice. Thanks
mishmish147 wrote: »
Straight away he said ok as long as I had no debt
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