My smart meter was installed yesterday at 7.40 this morning my electric usage was 42p & gas usage was 28p. Even taking into account fridge/freezer, broadband, TV’s on standby overnight 42p electric seems high. The gas at 28p is a bigger mystery as no gas was used overnight (heating is off at the moment). Does some of the cost include a daily standing charge? Can anyone shed any light on this please?
Best answer by stateofit
Updated on 17/01/2020
I think it includes the standing charge, like 27.4p per day... that'll do it...
Plus VAT that's 28.77p per day.
(a friend of mine and his partner went away for 6 months and switched everything off. Like Everything... When they got home the energy monitor showed that 28p per day on the elec. She properly went off at him for leaving something on, until they worked it out...)