I have a number of flats here in Reading with electric heating. So as to get an afternoon heating boost, I have had the Local electricity supplier change from Economy 7 to three rate 'Flexiheat' meters.
Rate 1 records weekdays 0730-1930 consumption
Rate 2 records all other times
Rate 3 records storage and water heating.
However, whenever a tenant moves in, and I give a meter reading, ******** E******c always try to cook the books to screw the most money possible from me.
On Monday, I gave readings as follows (The meter was new in December):
Rate 1: 00005
Rate 2: 00012
Rate 3: 01128
Today I have my final bill as follows:
Rate 1: 01128 units @ 19.77p per unit: £223.01
Rate 2: 00005 units @ 9.38p per unit: £ 0.47
Rate 3: 00012 units @ 6.1p per unit: £ 0.73
The first couple of times this happened, I put it down to incompetence. However, I have now had it happen half a dozen times over the years, and it is beginning to look deliberate.
Now, obviously I will be on the phone to change the bill on Monday, but how can I get them to stop 'trying it on'?