@magsmcg You can read a lot about Comfort Plus on these chat pages, just search for it in the search bar. As for being asked for £200 when the current reading is £79, most of the cost arises in winter, your summer usage is bound to be low, the £200 DD is to pay for the cost of the winter ahead.
Comfort Plus is an expensive system, it is nearly always cheaper to disconnect your storage heaters and use fan heaters of electric fires only in the lounge and bedroom.
The ideal solution is to convert to gas or oil heating but that involves an investment of thousands in new boilers and radiators.
@magsmcg You can tell SP to remove the Comfort Plus system and replace it with a single rate meter. They are obliged to do this if you insist. A gas system would be much better for you.
@magsmcg Well done, if anyone reading this has a wet heating system using electricity they should check if a gas supply is available for the property and switch to gas ASAP.
The site survey went well and everything from the old wet electric can be used for the new system so no pipes or radiators needed other than the minimal work to connect new boiler to the system.
The gas was only recently run into the street and we have an empty metre box outside the house (all houses in the street had this work done) all I need to do now is work out how we actually get a metre installed and connected to the supply - I have no idea qho does this work.
@magsmcg If you want to stay with SP you could ask customer services about a new installation. British Gas is recommended though, they have some very cheap offers for gas right now and their installation team is very good. While you are enquiring you could switch the electric supply to BG at the same time.
Is that how wasy it is? I am also having gas central heating installed - it's a whole new system though. Can SP just sort the meters out then I can switch supplier? At which point should I contact them as I don't have an installation date yet