What to do if your Energy Supplier wants to change the meter? by The Cost Detectives

Posted in Cost Detective by Marcus on April 22, 2013 No Comments yet

What to do if your Energy Supplier wants to change the meter?


Smart meters are all the rage at the moment and indeed to be encouraged so we can all get rid of the ridiculous process of estimated bills.

When you get the call from your energy supplier that they want to change the meter, then ask yourself this question, “Why now?”

We have been told stories by our energy experts of cases where the supplier wants to change the meter because your current one is faulty. A good thing surely to change it then?

Not necessarily, what if your current meter is saying that you are using more than you actually are? Meters do go wrong especially the older ones with the spinning wheel. They are mechanical and parts wear out, allowing the wheel to spin more freely, and thus your readings are higher than they need to be and you end up being overcharged.

Energy MeterThe lessons here are to monitor your electricity usage via the meter, once you build  up a picture then you can look at the trends and decide if something out of the ordinary is going on. Make it the last thing you do every Friday before you go home.

Once your supplier comes into change the meter then the evidence is gone, they throw the old meters away, so how are you going to show that they have been over charging you now?

We have experts who can monitor your usage with their own meters if you are concerned, or if you just want to get cheaper electricity and gas then we have the experts who can help and are best suited to you and your business.

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