Posted by British Gas in Energy
Keeping track of your family’s energy usage can be tricky. While some of us are very conscientious about switching off lights and televisions when no-one is in the room, other members of the family, especially the ones without the responsibility of paying the bills, may have a more relaxed attitude.
To help make things easier we’ve introduced pay as you go meters. These meters allow you to pay for your gas and electric before you use it, making them a great way to manage the cost of your energy supply. They can also help you out if you are struggling to get back on top of all your weekly or monthly outgoings.
If you do decide to have a pay as you go meter installed then we will provide you with all the information you need. We’ll give you full instructions on how to use your new device and will usually install the meter for free. Our Pay As You Go Energy tariff comes with a daily standing charge and a single unit rate to make it easier to understand how much you’re paying.
Here are the five main advantages to Pay as you go:
• Helps you keep on top of your gas and electricity spend
• The chance to pay on a weekly rather than a monthly or quarterly basis
• An optional, tailored to you, debt-repayment scheme
• Automatic meter resetting
• A huge range of payment outlets and charging facilities
The main benefit of installing this type of meter is that you’re able to keep track of how much you’re spending. Gas prices and electricity prices are something we all need to be aware of and perhaps it might be more helpful to pay as you go in more manageable chunks, so that you’re not hit with unexpected bills.
Sometimes, if customers owe us money and are unable to clear the debt through other repayment plans, we may suggest installing a prepayment meter. This means you can pay the money you owe at a fixed amount each week.
There will be times when your meter will need resetting. Either we can calibrate your meter for you at an arranged time, or it can be done automatically.
You can find out your nearest PayPoint facility on our website and you can also buy credit for your gas and electricity supply from payzone and the Post Office.
We’re always trying to offer you the best payment option to suit your needs. So if you think that a pay as you go meter might be the best way to pay for your energy, then why not call us on 0800 048 0303. We’re full of bright ideas when it comes to saving energy and reducing your bills.