- average power bills for a year?
What are people paying on average a year for gas and leccy?
I’m in an average 3 bed semi and I got a letter from my provider yesterday asking me to up my direct debit an extra 7 quid for gas and 20 quid for electricity each month. I’m already paying £2400 a year as it is.
Checked on the Money Supermarket website and I seem o be paying an awful lot……whats the average people are paying?Posted 6 years agomiketuallySubscriber
That seems rather a lot.
We pay £112 a month on DD for gas and electric with nPower. 1920s 3 bed semi with 2 adults and 2 kids (6 and 8). New combi boiler and low energy bulbs throughout but the double glazing has seen better days, we need to better insulate and the heating’s on more than I’d like, plus we’re all in during the school holidays so use more then.
Edit: Next door’s empty most of the time, so we probably lose some heat out of the adjoining wall and the house has a stupid 35′ long extension of the back, which has 85′ of uninsulated external wall.Posted 6 years ago
New combi boiler and low energy bulbs throughout but the double glazing has seen better days, we need to better insulate and the heating’s on more than I’d like, plus we’re all in during the school holidays so use more then.
Sounds about the same as us, not a mansion but a bit bigger than a new build. No kids, so the wife an I are out at work through the week, boiler is 6 months old, heatings on for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours at night, average amount of electrical gubbins and low energy bulbs mostly, a few spotlight thingys. Half the house isn’t even heated (2 sets of stairs at its got a big extension which is the part we live in……ooh la la) so we’re only heating/using electricity in half a housePosted 6 years agomunksterMember
Our DD for gas and lec is £109 a month (npower – changed tariff recently to the lowest they had – still dearer than the previous one though) and I reckon that, give or take a couple of hundred over the year this ought to cover us. 3 bed detached, 1920s solid walls, and chuffing cold last winter before new boiler and rads.
Also have a multifuel burner in lounge which takes the edge off but still need C/H too when it gets colder.Posted 6 years agoconvertSubscriber
That sounds a hell of a lot to me.
1940s 3bed semi – just the 2 adults. Electric shower & cooker, on demand hot water elsewhere from quite an old boiler (not condenser). Heating on for a couple of hours in the morning & 4 in the evening but set to 16deg in the hall which is about 18 in the rooms – its not for most of the time set at that temp. Wood burning stove in the living room on most evenings from Nov to March which lifts the temp up to 21-22deg in there.
£500pa on electricityPosted 6 years ago
£350-400pa on bottled gas- much more expensive than mains gas which we are nowhere near.
£150pa on wood and a bit of coal.
I pay £20 pcm for gas and £18 pcm for elec, then Im a tight bugger .Posted 6 years ago
2 bed flat in a converted house . Combi boiler, DG throughout.
I spend more time at work than I do at home, plus I refuse to heat the house for 12 mins I am there in the mornings. So only heat for 4 -5 hours in the evenings . No, its not damp or cold .convertSubscriber
so as I’m currently paying £200 a month, it’s fair to say I seem to be getting shafted right royally
Maybe, or it could be you use more than average. Every degree of thermostat setting makes a big difference as does heating rooms that are not used, lighting your house up like a Christmas tree 24hrs a day, leaving computers constantly on etc etc. I bought an owl energy monitor which is quite insightful how you use your electricity.Posted 6 years ago
After finally being able to log in to their website, taking a meter reading and checking my usage I Have found that I have used 2060 units according to their webiste) since Decemeber last year…..according to my last bill, they’ve said I used 2002 between July and September
Can’t check Electricity because their website is having a flakeout and according to their website I only take Gas from them and no leccy, even though I’m paying for it
An angry phone call tomorrow will take place
*Edit* My maths were completely wrong, doesn’t stop me thinking i’m getting humped thoughPosted 6 years agoMrSmithMember
so as I’m currently paying £200 a month, it’s fair to say I seem to be getting shafted right royally
that would be the big winter quarterly gas bill in my badly insulated 2 bed terrace. but then i grew up with no heating and happily wear a jumper indoors, it’s only been on intermittently this year. thermo at 17-17.5 from about 4pm-10pm but if im in the house and t feels a bit cold i’ll put it on. amazed at how much people spend heating their homes.Posted 6 years ago
visiting 22° houses in the winter puts me to sleep as it’s so stuffy.muddydwarfSubscriber
I live in a 1896-built end terrace with the gable end wall being two layers of brick with no gap, so no chance of getting it insulated 🙁
Had new windows and doors fitted 2yrs ago along with a new combi boiler and shower. I live alone (at the moment) and my combined bills are £58 per month and i seem to be in credit.
Having said that, i only run the heating to 18 degrees C and don’t mind wearing another layer!Posted 6 years agojohn_drummerMember
I was with nPower for my electricity from when they took over from Yorkshire Electricity. Got the annual renewal notice in about June, they wanted to take £96 a month for leccy alone.
I switched to British Gas.
Even though their prices went up by what 15% in August, I’m still paying less than half of what nPower wanted. This month’s bill was £43. It varies from month to month depending on usage, but I can see it going up a little for Dec through to Feb, then coming down as the nights get shorter.
Gas is £80 a month spread over the year, and despite shopping around, I can’t get it much cheaper. Maybe £7/month saving if I switch tariff at best.
mrs_drummer is going to have to get used to wearing a coat indoors 😈Posted 6 years agonealgloverMember
muddydwarf – Member
I live in a 1896-built end terrace with the gable end wall being two layers of brick with no gap, so no chance of getting it insulated
I work for a company that insulates solid walled houses.
It’s not as difficult as people think.
Cavity wall insulation isn’t the only (or even the best) option.
Email me if you need any information ? Nealglover@gmail.comPosted 6 years agoEdukatorMember
Less than £20/month electricity (not bad for a family of three). No gas but a bit of free wood in Winter, about 2m3 for the whole Winter.
Muddydwarf. The µ of hollow bricks is 0.4 and plaster 0.8 so if your wall is 20cm thick and there’s a cm of plaster your wall is:
0.2/0.4 = R = 0.5 for the bricks
0.01/0.8 = R = 0.0125 for the plaster
Total wall, R = 0.5125
That’s not good and can be significantly improved with not much thickness of insulation. The NASA type stuff is layers of aluminium, polythene (a really excellent insulator) and polyester fibre. Only 30mm + 10mm plasterboard has R = 2+. It’s not very ecological though. 20mm of wood with a 10mm air gap will add R = 0.5. So, you can cut heat loss by half with wood or by 80% with more sophisticated insulator whilst losing only 40mm of inside space.Posted 6 years agototalshellSubscriber
mTFU.. love it o have only two customers who actively monitoer thier gas and electric usage.. meter readings each week.. one is so anal that if i turn the boiler stat up he calls me asking why he is using more gas..
the best way is measure every day for a month that will give a lear picture of what your using and then who can best meet your expectations re price.. be warned though changing is not quick.. we changed on the 1st of september and the gas still has transffered supplier..Posted 6 years agopeterfileMember
I pay about £250+ per month in winter, although I live in a house which was designed to waste energy 🙂
2,500ft of rooms with 15ft ceilings and 10ft windows. It was built some time around 1800 and the last people to renovate it clearly owned a warehouse full of ceiling spot lamps, since i have somewhere in the region of 100 around the **** place.
I’ve got a nice new combo boiler and I still need all 5 radiators in the lounge on in winter.Posted 6 years agosharkbaitMember
We use about 10,500kwh of electricity/year and currently pay £100/month. I do work from home though and have 2 x servers running 24×7 which accounts for about 400w constantly. Tyring out an old Mac Mini as a replacement for one of the servers this week and if it works should save about £10/month.Posted 6 years ago
Also looking for some suitable LED downlighters as we have about 50 in the house some of which are on a lot.
Having PV installed right now and this should save about 2500Kwh/year.
Heating is oil and we use about 1500-2000l/year. An 8kw stove has helped massively on the amount of oil we use. I’d like to replace another open fire with an inset stove as well as I think they’re fab.
House is a biggish 5 bed detached built in the ’50s. Double glazed and had cavity insulation fitted.JonBoyMember
We moved into a big 3 bed 1890 terrace in may with silly high ceilings. we have a 3 yr old and a 4 month old and an OH thats “always cold”. I am paying 20-22 pound a week on gas (heating on for 4 hrs a day that I know of) and maybe 10 pound on elecy. We have the prepay meters (i like them) Not looking forward to when it gets really cold. The loft has more padding than I care to think about but the walls are solid so suck heat out. Our bathroom is in an extension off the kitchen so bit of a dash to living room when jumping out of shower. No double glazing on the back except in kitchen.Posted 6 years agovorlichMember
3 bed 1950s end terrace. Me and OH, no kids. Cheap/nasty [but allegedly efficient]combi boiler and gas hob. ES bulbs all round, heating on for 2 hours in AM at this time of year, 4 hrs in PM. No cavity insulation [steel frame build, can’t be done apparently], double glazed, two roofs [1 flat original, 1 pitched bolted on] well insulated loft.
We’re getting TRVs fitted next week, plumber reckons they make a big difference.
£57 Gas, £44 Leccy p/m
We usually find ourselves in credit slightly by springPosted 6 years ago
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