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My first home - which energy supplier?

Post by bellajennie » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:45 pm

Hi all,

Need a bit of advice if anyone can help.
I've just bought my first home. It's 3 bedrooms, with bathroom, kitchen and living room/diner. There are two of us in the house but we are out most of the day. The central heating system is being put in and will run off a new combi boiler and the roof has great new insulation. I use energy saving lightbulbs and am conscious about leaving things on etc.

What I am unsure is that because I have no knowledge of my annual usage I can't properly compare energy suppliers etc. I need the gas supply reconnecting so will do that with one of the suppliers - the pipe is to the house but needs a new meter. Does anyone have any ideas about who I should choose?

My currect electricity is with SWALEC.
Heard Npower or Scottish Power was quite cheap by me (mid wales), anyone used their online tariffs?

Thanks in advance, Jen
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Re: My first home - which energy supplier?

Post by Bel Bel » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:23 pm

is it possible to ask the previous owner for their annual usage to get an idea?
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Post by bellajennie » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:35 pm

That's a good idea, but sadly the lady living in it passed away a year ago and the property had an old electric system with storage heaters so the comparison wouldn't really be possible.
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Post by dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm

Could you ask a neighbour?
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Re: My first home - which energy supplier?

Post by kerrie24 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:45 pm

I have been with a few different energy suppliers and by far the most reasonable has been EDF.We have the pre-payment metres in and our house sounds very similar in size to yours,and I also have my tumble dryer on quite a bit but My electricity lasts for ages.I dont know if you have EDF in wales though??

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Re: My first home - which energy supplier?

Post by Bel Bel » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:46 pm

difficult one. perhaps you just have to go with whoever for the first 6 months to give yourelf a base for comparison
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Post by bellajennie » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:59 pm

Thanks all.
I don't really want to go down the prepayment meter route because I have been told it's cheaper to pay monthly which I am happy to do.
Bel bel I think I probably will have to see what the first 6 months are like, perhaps distinguishing them initially on who will charge less to get the supply up and running again.
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