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Economy 7

Economy 7 is an energy plan for electricity. It has different rates during the day and at night. It’s usually cheaper for 7 hours at night and more expensive during the day.

You can use Economy 7 to heat your home if you have storage heaters. They create heat at night that’s released during the day. Water is heated in a cylinder and is available when you need it.

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You could also use the cheaper night rate to charge gadgets or run appliances like your washing machine.

Check your electricity bill or energy meter to see if you’re already on Economy 7. Contact your supplier if you’re worried about your bill. They may have changed their prices or your meter may not be set up properly.

How to read your energy meter (Citizens Advice)

Last reviewed by Scope on: 23/12/2020

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