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    • Tracey448
    • By Tracey448 3rd Mar 18, 6:15 PM
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    Pay as you go electric
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    Pay as you go electric 3rd Mar 18 at 6:15 PM
    Please help Iím on a pay as you go electric meter
    I live in a two bed house and have no gas all electric I have two storage heaters thatís all Iím currently topping up £10 a day Iíve gone around and turned everything of but still canít get the electric down can anyone advise me I canít afford to live like this

    Thanks
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    • boliston
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    i presume it's an Economy 7 tariff you are on? You will probably pay about 5p a unit overnight but any daytime usage could be up to 18p a unit on prepay E7 - a credit meter will be better cost wise if you pass the credit check ok
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    Tracey - you might like to post this on the Energy part of the Forum where you will get a better response.

    One initial thought - are you paying back a lot of debt?
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • pogofish
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    When did MSE become an electricity supplier.?

    As advised above, the Energy board is the place for this!
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    When did MSE become an electricity supplier.?

    As advised above, the Energy board is the place for this!
    Originally posted by pogofish
    Golden rule of MSE "be nice to newbies"

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    What's not nice about directing a newbie to the best place to get their question answered..?
    • WhoIsThat
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    Please help I'm on a pay as you go electric meter
    I live in a two bed house and have no gas all electric I have two storage heaters that';s all I'm currently topping up £10 a day I've gone around and turned everything of but still can't get the electric down can anyone advise me I can't afford to live like this

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Tracey448
    What do you mean exactly by:
    "I've gone around and turned everything of but still can't get the electric down " ?

    If the meter is still turning, despite having turned off all electrical items, turn off the supply at the main isolator. That should stop the meter rotating.

    If not, call an electrician to see if there is any electricity still being consumed, and if so to try and trace where it is going.

    If it does stop, then you probably still have other electrical item(s) running. Keep searching until you find them.

    If however you mean some of the money/credit you are loading is still disappearing, are you sure it is not going to repay any emergency credit you may have used? Don't forget daily standing charges will also accrue even when you are not using any electricity.
    Last edited by WhoIsThat; 05-03-2018 at 12:05 PM. Reason: apostrophe issues
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    Are you with Utilita?
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