Are You Paying Too Much For Electricity?

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A lot of people don’t think too much about the cost of their utility bills, other than what a nuisance it can be to pay them! Sure, you might think that it seems a little steep sometimes, but have you ever actually looked into whether or not you’re paying too much for what you use? You might be surprised to find out that it could well be the case that you’re paying too much, either because your electricity company is overestimating how much electricity you use, or because you could be getting the same amount of power for cheaper elsewhere.

If your electricity supplier hasn’t taken an actual meter reading for a while, and you haven’t provided your own meter reading, your electricity company simply estimates how much you have used and charges you based on that calculation. So you could be paying too much. Although sometimes it’s possible that your company is actually undercharging you by estimating that you use less than what you actually do, there’s a chance of you being overcharged. The best solution to this problem is to get in touch with your company if you think your bills are higher than they should be, and ask them to check their figures and charge you for what you’ve used. They should comply and you may be entitled to a refund if you’ve been spending too much on your bills. You can also help make sure your electricity company charge you for your actual use in future, by regularly supplying your own meter readings. You can normally do this online or via the phone. Some companies also offer meter read reminder service to ask you to supply a meter reading, just before they produce your bill.

If you already only pay for what you use and still believe that you’re paying too much, you could quite easily find a better deal than your current one elsewhere. Best of all, switching companies is really easy and you barely have to do a thing; your new supplier will make the switch and inform your previous supplier for you.

It’s easy enough to find good electricity prices that will save you a wad of cash – and when you’re trying to save money on your bills, there’s nothing quite like knowing that you’ve found a good deal. It’s quite likely that you are paying too much for your electricity, and when you can get the same services for cheaper.