No more running to the shops in the rain, our pay-as-you-go service means you can top-up whenever, wherever.
A heat meter in your property measures the amount of heat and hot water you have used in your home. This meter operates with a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) smart unit, meaning that you only pay for the heat you’re using, before you use it, rather than receiving a monthly bill.
PAYG is the selected billing method for your site and was most probably chosen by your landlord. PAYG is a flexible billing method and offers customers a wealth of benefits:
You can top up online, using the my.switch2.co.uk resident portal. You can also visit any PayPoint outlet. To find your nearest PayPoint outlet, click here. You can top up over the phone using the automated payment line 0333 313 9171. You can also download the Switch2 app which offers a variety of payment choices. The app is available from the App Store and Google Play, simply search ‘Switch2 app’.
For PAYG customers we offer 3 payment options via the Switch2 app and my.switch2.co.uk.
To find your nearest PayPoint outlet, click here.
After topping up in most cases credit will reach your meter within 10 minutes. However the time this can take can depend on the performance of the mobile network connection in your area. If credit has not reached your unit by 2 hours past the top-up time, and you have checked that the meter is switched on, please contact us so we can investigate.
Switch2 can give you a breakdown of your charges to help you understand them. Please call us or request this by email.
If you are still not happy we would refer you back to your housing association or landlord to discuss the charges further.
Emergency credit can be activated when you are running low on credit and cannot top up. Once the emergency credit has been exhausted you need to top up enough to cover the emergency credit amount and additional to ensure you are in positive credit in order for your heating and hot water to work again. For example if you are -£5 in emergency credit, you need to top up more than £5 for heat and hot water services to resume.
Friendly disconnection is a feature available to ensure comfort and peace of mind for customers during weekends and predefined days such as bank holidays. You need to have some credit on your unit for friendly disconnection to activate. Once the friendly disconnection period is over your balance will update based on the usage and if you are in negative credit services will cease. When you next top up you must top up over and above this amount in order for services to be restored.
If you are having problems topping up please let us know as soon as you can. We can put you in touch with advice and support agencies and set up a payment plan to suit your requirements.
If you are struggling to top up and require a loan you will need to speak to your landlord or housing association who may authorise Switch2 to apply the loan.
Try these energy tips to help reduce your usage and save money:
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Switch2 act as a billing agent acting on behalf of your housing association or landlord. Switch2 are only able to take instruction from the landlord and not the resident.
If you have a problem, please let us try and put it right first. You can call our customer service team today (8am-6pm Monday-Friday). If you’re still not happy, please write to us at: FAO: Customer services team, Switch2 Energy Limited, The Waterfront, Salts Mill Road, Shipley, BD17 7EZ, UNITED KINGDOM or email email@example.com.
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