Would I be better off switching to credit meter and paying DD? We haven’t noticed a difference since switching to OVO from BG December 2016 to January 2018 but I feel that using £156 in December, £148 January, £140 February and up to now £68 seems a lot to say that we are out 8am till 4:30 and try and limit gas usage at weekends!
I just felt that when we were on credit meters which is a few years ago they were always upping or reducing my DD amount which during winter resulted in us receiving a huge bill (don’t want another £800+bill) we are a family of 4......
if anyone has any advice I’d gratefully appreciate it
Best answer by Lucy_Boost
Updated on 30/04/21:
Good question this.
Switching from a Pay as you go payment method to a ‘pay monthly’ credit payment method isn’t possible with Boost. We’re a prepayment brand.
OVO Energy is our sister company, and they only offer pay monthly plans. The issue here is that the sigh up process for Boost is different to OVO. This prevents us from being able to get you on supply with OVO if you’re already a Boost customer.
The good news is that if you have a smart meter, your payment method can be changed remotely without having to change your meter. So if you’re certain that pay monthly plans are for you (see the info below for why it’s not necessarily better one way or another), then you can switch from Boost at any time. Find a supplier that can take you on as prepayment, but who are also happy to switch you to pay monthly. From then, you can switch to OVO Energy or any other pay monthly supplier, as long as you fulfill their requirements when switching.
One thing to point out is there is very little variation in our costs between Pay as you go and a usual Pay monthly tariff, so even if we were able to offer this, the benefits would probably be minimal.
It goes without saying that the main reason customers report high prices is because they use a lot of energy. If you reduce your energy consumption, you’ll reduce your costs. Check out some energy saving tips here.
You might also find this topic that Darran created. It’s handy as it shows the average monthly spend for Pay as you go customers throughout the year.