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50 minutes ago, strichener said:

 

Get a life FFS.  Why would you feel the need to login at near midnight or 2am to submit a meter reading when doing it any anytime in the next 10 days will suffice.

Even if they overestimated your usage by a days worth the difference would be a couple of quid and you'd get it back once you submitted the correct reading.

Because I had watched Match of the Day and remembered just before I went to bed. Took literally 2 minutes.

 

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3 hours ago, strichener said:

 

Get a life FFS.  Why would you feel the need to login at near midnight or 2am to submit a meter reading when doing it any anytime in the next 10 days will suffice.

 

Wind your neck in and mind your own business.

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4 hours ago, Hedgecutter said:

Is this not more to do with submitting readings before the rate rise, rather than being bothered about when the bill gets charged?

Will a submission in the next 10 days still get it on the lower pre-hike rate?

Eta: I forgot all about this, but thankfully my last meter reading submission was just a couple of weeks ago.  Was tempting to add an extra number onto the end, but would probably get shot through the head by the E.On man.

You can submit a historical meter reading there is absolutely no reason to be logging a meter reading a 2am.

1 hour ago, oaksoft said:

Wind your neck in and mind your own business.

Says the guy that posted his wierd behaviour on an open forum.

You are utterly obsessed about energy prices which is completely at odds with your usual "life is too short".  Given that you have posted about how you have retired then it makes your behaviour even more strange.  What happened to your sense of perspective?

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My smart metre isn't speaking to thr display. Was installed couple weeks ago but I didn't realise I'd loose my cheaper night rate. Explains why no matter who I went with was insisting on installing one.

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2 hours ago, RH33 said:

My smart metre isn't speaking to thr display. Was installed couple weeks ago but I didn't realise I'd loose my cheaper night rate. Explains why no matter who I went with was insisting on installing one.

I'm with Octopus Energy.   When they installed a smartmeter in March, it didn't show, or record the Day and Night rates, just the day,

Took about a month of emails going back and forth with their support people before they finally downloaded the right software to the home display.

and got it working right. On the overall KwH's and costs, that is. It's not set up to display the separate details for the 2 rates.

I never bother with having the home display switched on now. I get all the info I need when, at the end of each month, I read the

meter, and enter the the readings into their website. That automatically generates a new bill, and deducts from my credit balance.

Keeps everything simple, and I can closely track my useage month to month.

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14 hours ago, strichener said:

 

Get a life FFS.  Why would you feel the need to login at near midnight or 2am to submit a meter reading when doing it any anytime in the next 10 days will suffice.

Even if they overestimated your usage by a days worth the difference would be a couple of quid and you'd get it back once you submitted the correct reading.


What were you doing at 2pm? Ching off hookers' tits? 

 

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We took the plunge in July and got a smart meter installed (we're with EDF). Whilst it's nice to see at a glance what we're spending I get the fear when I see it going over £4.50 😆. The app has been handy to see the breakdown and we've been averaging about £110 to £120 a month since it got installed. Thankfully we're in credit by about £360 but we've no idea what our bills are going to go up by, the app saying our next bill won't be generated until 2nd November so it's a waiting game at our end just now. 

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My no-tumble-dryer experiment for September is over. Comparing Sep 22 to Sep 21, there are only 2 differences. First, I didn't use the tumble dryer. Second, I am in the office 3 days per week instead of 2. 

I saved 126 kWh. That works out as about £42 at today's electricity prices. I dare say I am much more energy conscious this year also, so may have naturally reduced usage a bit here and there. No longer boiling the kettle just for fun. 

Needless to say that the washing is hanging out again today. 

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Anyone on here challenged their meter readings successfully? My mother stays alone in a 2 bed flat and is being charged £210 a month for her energy use. She only has electricity and has disabled the shitty storage heaters installed. She heats one room in her house(when she needs to) using an oil filled electric radiator and her other costs are 1 shower a day and one hot meal.She boils the kettle about 3 times a day. Her hot water is on a timer and comes on twice a day for an hour. I got an electrician out to check everything and it appears all in order. I'm convinced her meter is faulty but EDF her current supplier insist it isn't despite them not checking it physically. She is using twice as much energy as me and my wife despite us having gas a bigger house and more usage, I'm looking for a definitive way to check her meter readings are accurate.

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4 minutes ago, Joe Terrapin said:

Anyone on here challenged their meter readings successfully? My mother stays alone in a 2 bed flat and is being charged £210 a month for her energy use. She only has electricity and has disabled the shitty storage heaters installed. She heats one room in her house(when she needs to) using an oil filled electric radiator and her other costs are 1 shower a day and one hot meal.She boils the kettle about 3 times a day. Her hot water is on a timer and comes on twice a day for an hour. I got an electrician out to check everything and it appears all in order. I'm convinced her meter is faulty but EDF her current supplier insist it isn't despite them not checking it physically. She is using twice as much energy as me and my wife despite us having gas a bigger house and more usage, I'm looking for a definitive way to check her meter readings are accurate.

Here, for once, the real answer is a smart meter with a usage display. Otherwise, check for vampire devices. There are also plug meter devices that show your use when you plug something into/through it…let’s you estimate totals.

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6 minutes ago, Joe Terrapin said:

Anyone on here challenged their meter readings successfully? My mother stays alone in a 2 bed flat and is being charged £210 a month for her energy use. She only has electricity and has disabled the shitty storage heaters installed. She heats one room in her house(when she needs to) using an oil filled electric radiator and her other costs are 1 shower a day and one hot meal.She boils the kettle about 3 times a day. Her hot water is on a timer and comes on twice a day for an hour. I got an electrician out to check everything and it appears all in order. I'm convinced her meter is faulty but EDF her current supplier insist it isn't despite them not checking it physically. She is using twice as much energy as me and my wife despite us having gas a bigger house and more usage, I'm looking for a definitive way to check her meter readings are accurate.

Heating and hot water from electricity is generally much more expensive than using gas, so it might be the real usage unfortunately.  I suppose you could take an exact meter reading, switch everything off for half a day or something, then check the reading hasn't changed?

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52 minutes ago, Joe Terrapin said:

Anyone on here challenged their meter readings successfully? My mother stays alone in a 2 bed flat and is being charged £210 a month for her energy use. She only has electricity and has disabled the shitty storage heaters installed. She heats one room in her house(when she needs to) using an oil filled electric radiator and her other costs are 1 shower a day and one hot meal.She boils the kettle about 3 times a day. Her hot water is on a timer and comes on twice a day for an hour. I got an electrician out to check everything and it appears all in order. I'm convinced her meter is faulty but EDF her current supplier insist it isn't despite them not checking it physically. She is using twice as much energy as me and my wife despite us having gas a bigger house and more usage, I'm looking for a definitive way to check her meter readings are accurate.

Most of the devices you listed will state the wattage on the label so it should be reasonably straightforward to keep count of usage over the course of a day. Eg hot water immersion heater, typically 3kW x 2hrs a day = 6kWh, oil heater 2kW, shower 9kW etc.

Also a good suggestion about the plug-in watt meter, which can be had for under 20 quid.

Unfortunately it may be correct, especially if her tariff recently increased to current prices.

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1 hour ago, Joe Terrapin said:

Anyone on here challenged their meter readings successfully? My mother stays alone in a 2 bed flat and is being charged £210 a month for her energy use. She only has electricity and has disabled the shitty storage heaters installed. She heats one room in her house(when she needs to) using an oil filled electric radiator and her other costs are 1 shower a day and one hot meal.She boils the kettle about 3 times a day. Her hot water is on a timer and comes on twice a day for an hour. I got an electrician out to check everything and it appears all in order. I'm convinced her meter is faulty but EDF her current supplier insist it isn't despite them not checking it physically. She is using twice as much energy as me and my wife despite us having gas a bigger house and more usage, I'm looking for a definitive way to check her meter readings are accurate.

Ask EDF to place a check meter at the property - there may be a few people on here that will say that check meters are rigged in favour of the supplier, they aren’t. If you are still not happy you can ask for an independent one to take place but in my experience these can take anything up to 12 months and are sometimes more hassle than they are worth, also the striker rate for independent v supplier are almost identical (showing that supplier check meters are pretty accurate) 

You have also had a spark round to check 

As a few others have posted, all heating and water etc done through the elec is more costly. 
is the flat well insulated ? Double glazing? High ceilings? First floor or not? Blah blah blah. 
 

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I'll try the check meter approach from EDF. I get that electricity is more expensive however our usage of that commodity is at least the same as my Mothers without taking into account our gas usage. Thanks for the pointers.

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20 hours ago, scottsdad said:

My no-tumble-dryer experiment for September is over. Comparing Sep 22 to Sep 21, there are only 2 differences. First, I didn't use the tumble dryer. Second, I am in the office 3 days per week instead of 2. 

I saved 126 kWh. That works out as about £42 at today's electricity prices. I dare say I am much more energy conscious this year also, so may have naturally reduced usage a bit here and there. No longer boiling the kettle just for fun. 

Needless to say that the washing is hanging out again today. 

One of my neighbours has been hanging the washing out inside her greenhouse so it doesn’t get wet with the rain

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Mother in Law got letter from SSEB or whoever they are now stating that her meter needs changed as it is over 15 years old and may not be accurate.

Never heard of this before,  has anyone else come across this?

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24 minutes ago, Crazy Days said:

Mother in Law got letter from SSEB or whoever they are now stating that her meter needs changed as it is over 15 years old and may not be accurate.

Never heard of this before,  has anyone else come across this?

Mine much older than that (electric went round the clock 3 or 4 years back) and never had anything said about it. Yet.

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Got a notification from Sainsbury's energy that they were reducing my DD by £66 pm Oct & Nov then £67 Dec to March to allow for the £400 rebate. Checked my monthly payment amount and it was only £50 less than previous months so they appear to have upped the baseline monthly payment despite me being on a fix to Oct 2023 and being almost £300 in credit. Needless to say I simply went in and amended my payments to last month minus £66 !
Need to watch these companies like a hawk right now.

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