How does Prepaid Electricity Work

Apr 15, 2021

How Does Prepaid Electricity Work?

Nowadays, you can find a vast range of electricity and gas options on the market. Since every customer has different requirements, it’s important to make the right decision to ensure that you get an option that best suited for your home. With that in mind, prepaid electricity, alternatively known as pay-as-you-go electricity is a popular choice.

Prepaid electricity is a great alternative to receiving bills for your energy. It helps you take control of your electricity usage. Simply put, you pay for electricity before you use it. PrepayPower specialise in providing a prepaid electricity service.

How does Prepaid electricity Work?

The reason why prepaid electricity exists is because not everyone wants the uncertainty of an estimated energy bill arriving through the door every month. Instead the pay as you go meter allows you to pay for your electricity as you use it and eliminates bills. Much like a mobile phone, the meter is topped up with credit. Users can buy credit in retail outlets, on the website, app or over the phone.

What happens when I switch?

  • The installation of the meter is free and at a time that suits you
  • The engineer will show you how to use your meter and install the app on your smartphone
  • Next, you simply add credit to your meter
  • Then you will pay for the energy you use

Benefits of prepaid electricity

You will find many reasons why prepaid electricity is beneficial. Firstly, you have complete control over your energy usage and energy costs. As well as information on energy consumption being displayed in real time, you can view how much energy you’ve used, and which appliances are using the most electricity. This information is completely transparent meaning you can alter your electricity usage based on the numbers you see before you. With this real time information, you can avoid that bill at the end of the month when you realise you’ve used much more electricity than you thought!

In addition, you can save money on your energy. Your meter and app will allow you to see how exactly much energy you are consuming. You can see when you’re spending the most throughout the day and what appliances are costing you the most. Increased awareness of your energy consumption will help you save money on your electricity as you’ll start to think twice about boiling your kettle every hour!

PrepayPower allows you to take control by taking the guesswork out of your energy costs. We offer prepaid electricity and gas that will suit your needs and requirements. Switch today and see how much you can save.