As you can from my post on 15th March, I have been thinking about electricity and the tariff I’m on a lot. So I wrote this letter to Green Homes Concierge in order to check that what I was doing was ‘right’. Here’s what I asked: –
I am writing to ask you about using electricity.
I have economy 7 at the flat I live in.
Thus to charge mobiles, do a load of washing etc. I plug a timer into the relevant socket and set it to be on during economy 7 hours.
In my mind, this means that the timer is on during non eco 7 hours for the timer to operate but the item plugged into the charger does not work until it is set to i.e. during eco 7 hours.
Am I right in thinking that the cost of the timer being on is minimal compared to doing a load of washing or charging a phone, for example?
Thanks for your query.
Exactly – you are correct to assume that the timer only uses a minimal amount of electricity, and is therefore a cost-effective way of charging your equipment and doing the washing. Such activities use a comparatively high amount of energy, whereas the timer will use a much smaller amount during the daytime tariff.
An inventive way to make the most of the economy 7 tariff without having to be awake in the middle of the night!
Hope this makes sense and answers your question.
Thanks and regards,