Our new home has smart meters.....and we were provided with a display thingy which has been sitting in a drawer until yesterday when I decided to have a play. This was triggered by a letter from the power provider asking me to register online and informing me that we are on the standard tariff which is bound to be expensive. The monitor was plug and go so hassle free to set up but it's a bit scary when you see energy consumption in real time 😱
When we woke up this morning this was the reading:
I assume it is the combined gas and electricity cost but I'm not sure if it includes the standing charge. I would guess not, so need to watch consumption closely and stop G from boiling kettles of water for endless cups of tea which don't get drunk 🙄. We are on a standard tariff and have a dilemma.... do I try to change tariff now or wait for the first bill? Martin Lewis says to 'do nothing' but I'm not sure. Meanwhile I'll try to keep useage as low as possible whilst I do a bit of research. Does anyone know if the standing charge is taken into account in the figure quoted?
If useage over the year averages £2.00 per day the annual cost could be £730 How low can we go and still remain warm and clean 🤔?
We were called into the surgery at our old GP on Saturday to get our flu jabs. I guess that will be the last time we visit there. Next day I woke with with a headache and ached all over but by Monday felt perfectly fine. How weird is that 😏
Stay safe everyone x