General, Time-of-day and Seasonal Electricity
How to choose the most suitable electricity contract
What is the difference between various electricity contracts? Bear with us and we will tell you.
General electricity has the same price throughout the day and night. It is the best choice for those who live in a block of flats or a terraced home or heat their detached house with oil or geothermal heat. This means that your electricity consumption is not particularly high as you don’t use electricity for heating. General electricity is suitable for those who have electric heating and their other use of electricity is low. Suitable for homes with a maximum main fuse size of 100 A and maximum electricity consumption of 100,000 kWh per year.
A good choice if you heat your home with electricity, i.e. your consumption is higher. The price of time-of-day electricity is lower during the night, and therefore it is possible to save money by changing your consumption habits: put a load of washing on during the lower-priced night-time electricity and take advantage of storage radiators. Time-of-day electricity brings savings when half of your electricity consumption takes place at night or on public holidays. Suitable for homes with a maximum main fuse size of 100 A and maximum electricity consumption of 100,000 kWh per year.
Best choice if you use a lot of electricity especially in the summer. You heat your home with electricity but, for example, on cold winter days you also use other heating methods. The price of seasonal electricity is also tiered: electricity is cheapest in the summer and on winter nights. You can save a lot on your electricity bill by switching your electricity consumption to night-time electricity periods. Suitable for homes with a maximum main fuse size of 63 A or maximum electricity consumption of 100,000 kWh per year.
Tips for smarter electricity use
You will save a lot of money when you make the most of night-time electricity. Take your Saturday sauna slightly later and switch the electric sauna stove on at the lower-priced time of day. Check that the night-time control of the water heater is working. It is also worth replacing some of the old electric radiators with storage radiators utilising night-time electricity and switching the washing machine and dishwasher on in the night-time period. If you have a fireplace in your home, burn a couple of loads of wood on a cold winter morning so you won’t have to keep the electric heating on at the highest setting.