I have recently moved into my new house and removed all old storage heaters in place of gas central heating later on. Currently I rely on my log burner for heat at present. This 1 electric meter has 2 readings, one for normal and one for economy 7. Now, would I benefit having a single tariff and would there be any charge to remove the electric junction box for the storage heating so I can narrow it down to one junction box because at the moment it looks a mess. I would also like moved the 100amp fuse because of it being close to the door. I am also currently having smart meters on both gas and electric installed on June 15th.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Best answer by PeterR1947
Yes, all possible. Technically as your DB for the storage heaters is connected directly to the meter it should be your Electricity Supplier who does this work. However, if you are nice to the man who comes to fit the smart meter, he might just disconnect the wires for you.
As regards to moving the fuse, that would have to be your electricity supplier; personally I would phone them and say the it is dangerous where it is fitted as it looks as though you might have had a leak above it - rub it in well, the H&S approaches usually works. Normally they would charge for doing this work and charge handsomely (usually quotes are c £1000 which means they don't want to do the work.)
As for the Economy seven question, go to www.uswitch.com and get a quote for with and without E7 - you would need to guess how much you will use at night. I would expect that getting rid of E7 would be best but it does depend on your usage. I think, but I'm not sure that the smart meter can be remotely programmed but I might be wrong, perhaps Tim_OVO might answer that one