As energy prices climb in UK, financial expert Martin Lewis has advised individuals not to give incorrect readings on their bills.
MoneySavingExpert has been advising homeowners to save money for several months.
Around 18 million ordinary tariff households will experience a £693 hike on April 1, from £1,277 to £1,971. Prepayment customers will see an average rise of £708, from £1,309 to £2,017.
Your cost will increase based on how much energy you consume. Many individuals opt for manual readings instead of smart meters. Many have asked Martin if they may offer bogus readings before the April 1 rise, according to Birmingham Live.
Martin tweeted: “Many ask Q. Can I inflate my metre on March 31st to obtain more at the low rate in April? A. I’m afraid that’s fraud.”
An energy company representative may visit you to ask to see your energy metre if you offer a manual reading. If your metre isn’t what you said it was, you may get a surprise bill.
Most businesses advise clients to utilise smart metres to ensure accurate readings. Resisting a tariff may result in higher overall costs.