If you forget to top up your account balance your energy supply does get cut off, so it’s really important to stay alert regarding how much credit you have left. The thought of living in igloo-like conditions through the winter is not a pleasant one, so stay on top of those trips to top up. Also account for the fact that you’ll be using much more energy during the winter, and spend that bit extra on your payments during these chilly months. Just in case, make sure you’re prepared for worst-case scenarios by stocking up on candles and thermals, or by making friends with your neighbours! On the plus side, by paying more regularly for your gas and electric, you’re less likely to be confronted by scarily-large quarterly bills than you are with a standard meter. This way it’s easier to incorporate your bills into a weekly or monthly budgeting scheme.