So a few days ago I was playing around on some price comparison websites (I like to fill them in as it gets my 0871 out there even more) and ended up finding out that while I do get a very very low energy bill of around £50 per year, I could get it even lower with Npower at £45 a year, so a £5 per year saving.
I was shocked – it seems Npower has a new tariff where if you pay via direct debit they will clear the standing charge, so I would in-fact make a £5 per year saving on the unit prices.
So it made me think. Do I really want to move to save £5? normally I would be HELL YEAH!, every penny counts, but I can’t, with SSE I get much more than a energy company. I have my own account manager, Rosemary, who is one of the greatest people in the world. In-fact when I do something wrong and have a moan on Twitter about something and she tells me off it feels like my mum telling me off haha, she is such a fantastic person.
Talking of Twitter, I would also lose Jo, the social media manager. When I have a problem and tweet SSE she gets back to me very quick, in-fact this morning it took her 8 mins to reply to my tweet, how awesome is that? I should also point out that it’s not just me who gets this treatment, everyone at SSE I have ever spoken to (apart from 1) has given awesome customer service. Trust me, go into @YourSSE and you will see they reply to tweets very fast, it’s a long cry from my Scottish Power days.
So yes, while Npower will be cheaper for me now, I am sticking with SSE!
Water (Yorkshire Water)
Weekly Standing Charge – £2
Units: This week my water meter reading is 00042.076, means I have used 0.561 these last 2 weeks (I did not do a blog last week due to the new SSE meter being installed). 0.561 is over my weekly 0.250 target (0.500 for the 2 weeks), but as it’s only 0.061 I think I can live with that 🙂
Gas (Ebico / SSE)
Gas meter this week is 3449 and as always, a £0 bill.
Electricity (Ebico / SSE)
This week’s electricity reading is 00015 – as it’s a new meter that was installed at a odd time we cant work out how much I have used this week. But now we have a reading, next Monday we will be back to normal again.