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My electricity unit use is roughly 1400 per quarter. My last bill has come in at 6000 units. This is a read meter as opposed to an est. I cannot think of any practical reason why there should be such a sudden surge in use. Could it be a faulty meter? Has anybody else had any similar experiences before I speak to my electric supplier?

 

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Firstly, contact your supplier and request an engineer to test your meter. It may well be at fault.

Your supplier should be aware of your usual bills so they should be ready to help.

Can you be sure that your only paying for your usage and not someone elses. The easiest way to test this is to turn EVERYTHING off then look at your meter. It shouldnt be registering .

It could be just that your meter needs changing.

Let us know what happens.

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That could make sense as we have had a lot of new electric work / light fittings over the last 2 years. If you do not mind can you please give a bit more detail as to the problem / solution.

 

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Have the previous readings been estimates or reads? Could be they were underestimating for a period of time...?

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I would imagine that faults such as those mentioned were probably to do with neutral and earth currents. But this does not explain the fact that there should be NO power running once your mains are switched off.

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The power supplier have admitted that an incorrect meter reading (by one of their meter readers) has probably caused the problem. They have not yet given me any specific information as to how and when it all went wrong, all they have offered me is an adjusted bill which still charges me for 6457 units yet at the pre electric price rise. I have refused this and they are taking it to their management. I get the feeling this could run and run! It just feels like they are hoping I would respond to a slight reduction in my bill, yet as far as I can see at the moment thay have got their figures in a total mess and are just grasping at figures and hoping I pay up.

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Extreamly unlikey your meter is faulty, I have customers think this all the time, once looking at the reads its nearly always a problem with the reads, and in the case the customer is simply looking about the amount of there invoices (without looking at the amount of units used) it may be the price per unit increase.

 

The most likey problem is that you have been either underestimated or your meter has been read incorrectly.

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