Electricity through ecotricity

I few years ago I switched our electricity supplier to Ecotricity. They generate electricity from renewable sources.

https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/

So obviously this is was the big usp for me, regardless of prices, but they are reasonable!

The next part of their brilliance was an electric car discount! I bought my first electric car in 2014 and Ecotricity give a discount on your electric. (I will blog about electric vehicles in another post).

Talking with Ecotricity they also offered economy 7 and I managed to get them to install a meter to switch to this tariff. So set timer to overnight electric car charge and really save money.

We now do the following with overnight electric use:

– Charge car if needed

– Put washing machine on overnight

– Charge any laptop/tablet/phone (I use a Hive smart plug on a timer)

And we also use smart Hive lights (set on timer for morning and evening use) set to less than 100% to save more.

We did however have a problem with our washing machine and had to swap to an old one and use in the day. I got in touch with Ecotricity to switch off the economy 7 tariff. They were very helpful and analysed our electric use over a year and found we would still save money on economy 7! So now I just put the washing on just after 11pm and sleep. Jon

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