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Electricity Meter Advice Please

 
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 7:57pm Tim wrote:
Hi All. I have had a dual tarif (Economy 7) meter for the last 25 years. I have been told by various suppliers over the years that my Economy 7 hours are 10:30pm to 12:30am and 2:30am to 8:30am (changing by an hour in the summer)
I have recently switched to Eon who now assure me that my Economy 7 hours are 01:30am to 08:30am.
Does anyone know who is correct. Btw, I can't believe the meter doesn't have a little indicator to show which tarif currently applies.
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 8:02pm meter reader wrote:
Have you got a big clockwork timeswitch that runs the eco 7 ? If it's original from 25 yrs. you should have and you can see the tabs on the face and their times.
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 8:04pm Heating Help wrote:
Well your different to me
I'm with EDF and the hours are 12.30 to 07.30
I've never heard of the split hours tariff you mention first.
You probably know already but you really need to exploit the cheap Night rate to make it pay as they stiff you on the day rate
Are you running storage heaters ?
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 8:55pm Old Malling wrote:
Your original hours can't be economy 7 as the clue is in the name - you get 7 hours (and your suggested hours were 8). It isn't split as far as I know. You can get economy 10 which is generally economy 7 + three cheaper hours during the 'day'. So if your meter is definitely economy 7 then Eon are right. But if it's economy 10 they're all wrong!
Economy 7 usually only pays if you've got storage heaters or manage to get all of your appliances working at night.
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 9:24pm Tim wrote:
Yes, sorry, I was wrong with one of my times. However, I don't understand why there isn't greater clarity. The map which I shall try and attach below shows the South East as having a split time. It can't be right that we don't know what we are paying for.

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On 9 Oct 2016 at 9:26pm Tim wrote:
So are we all being ripped off?
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 9:32pm Old Malling wrote:
Probably.... and with the old style meters they could easily be inaccurate too. I assume that's not the case with digital ones.
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 9:43pm Tim wrote:
So who has the definitive answer? I have asked Eon if someone could come and physically look at my (digital) meter to tell me the switching times that have been set. However, whether they will or not is a different matter.
I have an electric immersion heater and set my appliances to work in accordance with the times that I have always understood to be correct.
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 10:42pm Bongo wrote:
I have split hours, 22:30 to 00:30 and 02:30 to 07:30 (+1 hour for BST).
You can normally hear the meter click as it changes from normal to economy setting. You can normally opt for split or straight hours, according to EDF. If you have electric storage heaters, it makes sense to go for a straight block of 7 hours.
 
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On 10 Oct 2016 at 9:34am Cyclamen wrote:
Not ideal, but the next time you're awake between 22:30 and 00:30 you could have a look and see which dial/counter is moving and which is static. Let us know as it might affect me too!
 
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On 10 Oct 2016 at 10:19am Jonny wrote:
Have a chat with Ebi co. Not for profit energy provider. Even if you have a debt with your current provider of up to 500 they can't stop you switching, although they will tell you you can't. Give it a try.


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