Most of us have gone through the experience of being overcharged by our energy supplier and the most depressing part is we don’t even know the reasons as in why those extra charges have been added on our bills, so we can avoid those reasons in future. This page will let you know about one of the top reasons that can easily raise your energy bill by several notches and how you can avoid this reason:
Although, there are numerous habits that have been ingrained in us by our parents; sadly enough, they never made you understand the significance of meter-reading habit! This is one of the easiest and simplest ways to avoid getting those extra charges added in your energy bills. Getting an energy-meter installed in your home gives your energy supplier absolutely no reason to estimate your usage and hence no reasons to add those extra charges on your bills!
In the absence of an energy-meter, your energy supplier gets every chance to overestimate your usage and hence charging you extra. Not only this, but your supplier will also try to charge you in advance for the energy you haven’t used, so you won’t have any of their due amounts and they won’t have to pursue you for any unpaid bills. Wouldn’t have you done the same thing, if you would have been an energy supplier?
Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about this much, as stopping estimated bills is as easy as noting down and regularly updating your energy supplier about meter-readings. It’s a habit amongst all of us to check and submit our meter readings every time we move homes. However, it would do us better if we can submit four meter readings in a year at the minimum – which can be one after every 3 months.
If you have a standard meter installed in your property, all you need to do is simply noting down the numbers on the meter (except the one highlighted in red or after the decimal point) and record the date you’re noting down the meter-reading.
Even though, every energy supplier has a different mechanism to submit the meter-readings, but with the introduction of technology, these suppliers have made it easier to submit your meter readings. You can either do it at their websites or on their apps with the help of your smart phones.
If you are already smart enough to have smart meter installed in your property, you don’t have to worry about noting down your meter-readings and updating your energy supplier about it. The smart meters make it easier for your energy supplier to track your exact usage and charge you accordingly.
If you are not sure about whether your bills are estimated ones or not, you can call your energy supplier to be confirmed about it. For instance, if you are a customer of extra Energy, you can reach their dedicated team at Extra Energy Contact Number and they will help you out with the type of meter-reading updated on your account.