What does it mean if I have related meters?

Having related meters means you may have two separate electricity meters, or one meter with two supply points 

A supply point is how suppliers provide and charge for electricity. A typical meter will have one.

They go by different names depending on supplier

They can be called dynamically teleswitched energy meters, exotic meters, Total Heat meters, Total Control meters, and Weathercall meters. 

This was done in the past to encourage a move to electrical heating

Properties had related meters installed to allow a different rate to be charged for heating separate from other electricity use. In most properties electricity goes from a meter to a fusebox, which then separates it into circuits for heating, lighting, and powering other things. With related meters, electricity will go from the heating supply point directly to a circuit with its own register. It was originally set up this way to save time and money during installation.

We apply a standing charge for each supply point

Every supply point has associated maintenance costs that keep the network up and running. 

You’ll need to book an electrician to see if your meter can be replaced

Because of the way related meters were set up you’ll need to hire an electrician to check if one or more can be replaced. It’s possible they may need to do some rewiring. Once that’s confirmed we can replace the meter for £120, which would remove the second standing charge.

 

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