There has been a lot in the press just lately of price increases for gas and electricity, causing great consternation as people are worried about how they will cope. Those who are keen to keep their costs down are naturally looking to change suppliers, in the never ending running around in circles to keep their heads above water.
I read Moneysavingexpert forum, and the posters in the utility section report of many problems when trying to change, the complicated tariffs and poor service from suppliers. Changeovers never seem to go smoothly.
I am all for searching out bargains as you know, a few pennies saved here and there and all that, but I really cannot face the disruption and uncertainty of changing my supplier.
I have looked at the tariffs offered, and I cannot fathom them out, they totally baffle me. Oh, I know there are compare websites that help with these matters, but even they baffle me. I cannot be arsed to faff about.
I have just received my first combined gas and electric bill from British Gas. Makes sense to put them both on one bill, eh :o) I have to pay a total of £85.60 for the quarter. The gas meter has been read because it's on the outside of the house, so the cost of £33.13 is correct. The electric has been estimated, because the meter is inside, but it's a good estimate, I know what I use and so do they, so £51.48 is ok by me.
I can't find any other supplier that can better that, and if there are any it will be such a piddling amount it won't be worth the hassle of changing. My simple logic tells me that to reduce your gas and electricity bills all you have to do is to use less.
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