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    • KP24
    • By KP24 16th Apr 18, 8:55 PM
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    Moved house - Fuel Dillemma
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    • 16th Apr 18, 8:55 PM
    Moved house - Fuel Dillemma 16th Apr 18 at 8:55 PM
    Hi all,

    I moved into my new property in August last year. Gas is supplied by BG and Electricity by EON. Gave the opening meter reads and decided to stay with their tarriffs.

    For BG, i was put on their standard tarriff. And, due to the very long winter we've had, and the low monthly payments i agreed to, i am now in a debit of about 300.

    I can switch provider but if i do, i will need to pay the 300 (or it might be slightly lower as i haven't used the heating much recently so will be reflected in my final meter reading). The alternative (which BG themselves suggested), is to stick it out until August/September, at which point i will have given more readings, it will have been summer, meaning my overall 'exit cost' will likely be lower.

    At the moment, my monthly payments for gas are 60 and electricity is around 25. Putting my usage into comparison sites, i can get a dual fuel deal for around 60 a month.

    Do i just bite the bullet, leave BG and EON now, pay the fees and start afresh with a single duel fuel provider? Or stick it out and do as BG suggested??

    Any help is much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance
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    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 16th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
    You are paying over the odds by being on the standard tariff.

    Pay off the arrears and SWITCH NOW and get off the expensive standard tariff - being on the ST means you can switchy without penalty.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Apr 18, 7:15 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 7:15 AM

    Do i just bite the bullet, leave BG and EON now, pay the fees and start afresh with a single duel fuel provider?
    Originally posted by KP24
    You've got a good idea now ow your annual consumption - your gas will drop dramatically over the next few months, your electric less so - and use a comparison site to see if separate suppliers is a better option.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • macman
    • By macman 17th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 12:57 PM
    Of course BG will suggest you stay on their SVT-it's the most expensive. You will need to clear any debt if you switch supplier. At the very least, switch to a cheaper BG tariff.
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