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    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 8:53 AM
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    BKD1972
    Economy 7
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    • 21st Oct 19, 8:53 AM
    Economy 7 21st Oct 19 at 8:53 AM
    Good Morning
    I'm buying an apartment that has Economy 7. However, it doesn't have storage heaters (not sure if it did have and they were replaced) so it defeats the object I think. i'd only be utilising the cheap rate with washing clothes through the night. Any heating would be outside cheaper rate hours so expensive as would all my other electric use (I dont watch TV through the night etc). It seems that moving away from Economy 7 would be better for me.

    I'm not sure if the meter is linked into the central heating system. If so, can the meter be changed?

    If the meter cant be changed Is it possible to switch to a single tarriff?

    Thankyou for any help.
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    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 11:21 AM
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    BKD1972
    Not as much as I now know about you
    Originally posted by Biscuit Tin


    GULP

    • Biscuit Tin
    • By Biscuit Tin 21st Oct 19, 11:22 AM
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    Biscuit Tin
    You're entitled to your opinion, and Gerry1 and I ours....

    When I did take up a Yorkshire Energy E7 tariff recently the break even point was just 15% off peak.
    Originally posted by Talldave
    We can all see you and Gerry1 often have the same opinion

    What is surprising here, is that you actually agree with me on this.
    • Gerry1
    • By Gerry1 21st Oct 19, 11:25 AM
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    Apologies for being a doom merchant, but I hope it doesn't all end in tears. If you haven't even checked the lease you could be in for some nasty surprises. Why is there no CH? Sounds like you've been sold a pup.

    Apart from the grief an all-electric property may cause you, you may well find that it will be very hard to get a quick sale at a good price when you want to move on.
    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 11:33 AM
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    BKD1972
    Apologies for being a doom merchant, but I hope it doesn't all end in tears. If you haven't even checked the lease you could be in for some nasty surprises. Why is there no CH? Sounds like you've been sold a pup.

    Apart from the grief an all-electric property may cause you, you may well find that it will be very hard to get a quick sale at a good price when you want to move on.
    Originally posted by Gerry1
    The searches are being done, I've asked questions regarding the lease and asked to see energy bills
    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 11:37 AM
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    BKD1972
    Just revisited the EPC

    It was done in July last year and is rated at 74 and installing high retention storage heaters are commended to take it up to 82
    • Gerry1
    • By Gerry1 21st Oct 19, 11:51 AM
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    Gerry1
    High retention storage heaters (e.g. clever ones such as Dimplex Quantum) may be the least worst option if you really can't have Gas CH, but they're really a last resort especially if you have a job and are out all day. But why go for expensive electricity if you can have gas? Storage heaters tend to be suitable only for retired people who are at home all day and like the low capital costs and that they can be moved to a new property.

    Incidentally, I'm always surprised why people buy electric tumble dryers when gas ones are so much cheaper to run. I've just bought a new one with an A+ energy rating: the last one lasted 31 years (yes, really !) and paid for itself umpteen times over.
    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 11:58 AM
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    BKD1972
    High retention storage heaters (e.g. clever ones such as Dimplex Quantum) may be the least worst option if you really can't have Gas CH, but they're really a last resort especially if you have a job and are out all day. But why go for expensive electricity if you can have gas? Storage heaters tend to be suitable only for retired people who are at home all day and like the low capital costs and that they can be moved to a new property.

    Incidentally, I'm always surprised why people buy electric tumble dryers when gas ones are so much cheaper to run. I've just bought a new one with an A+ energy rating: the last one lasted 31 years (yes, really !) and paid for itself umpteen times over.
    Originally posted by Gerry1
    yes, the dimplex are ones i've looked at. I'm stuck with the least worst option.
    • tim_p
    • By tim_p 21st Oct 19, 1:00 PM
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    tim_p
    Fischer? For goodness sake, read the thread on here about them.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 21st Oct 19, 2:01 PM
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    matelodave
    Peruse this thread to learn about Fischer and their ilk

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3516223&highlight=fischer
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
    • BKD1972
    • By BKD1972 21st Oct 19, 2:05 PM
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    BKD1972
    Peruse this thread to learn about Fischer and their ilk

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3516223&highlight=fischer
    Originally posted by matelodave
    I'll swerve those
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