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On my credit tariff I'm paying16.0083p/kWh in the day, 8.74545p/kWh at night, standing charge: 7.3731p/day. Your amounts would have cost me just £10.55; with Bulb in my area it would be £10.03.
By choosing to remain on your expensive BG pre-payment tariff you are being well and truly ripped off.
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Leaving the bathroom heater on will be costing a pretty penny!!
Does the cable go to the top or the bottom of the tank?
Is there a second cable coming out of the tank - if so then there is likely a second immersion in the tank.
Try turning off the switch and only turn it on for 15 minutes before a shower then turn it off again when done.
For washing up, boil some water in a kettle and use that with a bit of cold in a bowl.
Also, when the electrician turns up to check everything, ask him/her to also check that there is no debt on the meter from previous occupiers which has been added to your bill.
You did get your own key/card to top up with and are not using the one left behind when you moved in?
Nope. More unnecessary use of expensive peak rate electricity.
Where it says hot water there is a cable going quite near the bottom of the tank.
I didn’t get a new key. As BG are being weird they said to get one, no where has one. They said they’d send one, they haven’t. I read the meter it says no debt, they’ve told me there’s no debt and gave me a code to reset my key/meter. I’m swapping over to bulb but obviously this takes a bit of time.
I have had the bathroom heater on economy but might do what Gerry1 said and just use it when showering see if that helps.
The electrician will drop in and let me know I’m definitely using everything right.
Two things are absolutely essential: (i) an overnight supply that's automatically switched (preferably by the E7 meter) and (ii) the ability to switch on an immersion heater for a short period during the day if you've run out of hot water. However, (ii) is very expensive so you should only use it occasionally, e.g. after a power cut or if the system was switched off while you were away.
Ask whether there are two immersion heaters. If they skimped, you may have just one connected to a 24-hour supply. That would be unacceptable: it would be very expensive (it would top up after a shower and after doing the washing up), so you should insist that it's rewired or that a local timer is installed. This upgrade would be worthwhile even if you have to make a contribution towards the cost.
Also each storage heater has 2 wall switches which I’m reading online one is off peak one is on peak I have them both on is this what could be causing a problem? One switch is fused the other isn’t. Sorry to comeback with more questions but so far you’re the only one whose made any sense to me. My housing association are rubbish as this is not an emergency... also I will ask those questions when the electrician does actually come out. Thanks.