Gas & Electric Bills PCM for 2 People in 3 Bed House
Ours is a fixed £115 a month for dual fuel. I work from home so I dunno if that bumps it up from what it would be your average out-of-the-house-all-day couple. I also live on the Isle of Wight so I guess my central heating gets used less than if I lived on the Isle of Skye.Posted 6 years agojoemarshallMember
60 quid a month in total, two of us and a baby, decent sized 3 bed house and quite often work from home.
I fitted a remote wireless thermostat to the central heating, made a big difference in gas usage compared to just running it on a timer.
We’re also terrace which I think makes it cheaper than a semi.Posted 6 years agoMilkieMember
2 guys sharing a 3 bed end terrace, was about £100pm.
We’ve just had another house built, so it’s now a mid terrace and its about £80. We also had the wall insulation done which made a big difference. Expecting the G&E bill to go down even more once its fully built as all the tools are being run from our house.
& we have a lot of electronic gizmo’s! 😀Posted 6 years agoGruffMember
3-Bed (one is more of a box room, my office), 2 guys, detached house, 1980s build, not very well insulated, has cavity walls dowstairs but tiles on the upstairs, rather than a second brick layer :o(.
I’m pretty interested to see how other people compare…
According to British Gas’s on-line bill tracker thing, we use less gas (about 10%) than most, as I’m pretty stingy on the heating ;o).
However, we use more electricity (about 15%), I can only assume its because we both run quite high powered PC’s, everything else in the house is low powered/energy saving…
Electricity (we pay $40 direct debit a month) appears to be a max of £150 a quarter, to no lower than £130.
Gas (We pay £41 direct debit a month, but usually have to pay a top up for winter) is more changeable, obviously, so for this year it is:Posted 6 years ago
jan-march is £200, april-jun is £85, jul-sept is £70, oct-dec is £135…carlosgMember
2 adults 2 kids in a three bed semi here , we pay £80 a month and they usually end up giving us a bit back after the new tax year has started. There’s someone in nearly all day as I work full time mornings and MrsCarlos does part time in the afternoons we can split childcare for minicarlosmk2.Posted 6 years agoamediasSubscriber
2 people in 3 bed 1920s terraced house here
~£70 – £100pm in winter months
~£20 – £40pm in the summer
depending on how much we are in and the weather…
FWIW, I’m on a £90pm DD with British Gas for both leccy and gas and they normally end up owing me a few hundred by the end of the year.Posted 6 years agoRioSubscriber
We pay about £50 for gas and £59 for electricity from BG, and despite much measuring, uplugging and switching things off I have absolutely no idea where all that electricity goes as we use gas for heating. I suspect most of the rest of the street has tapped into our meter 😕 .Posted 6 years agoflowerpowerMember
Apologies for resurrecting this but we are paying £200 PCM for gas alone (averaged through the year), however it is LPG. (+ £40 electric)
An older 3 bed cottage, but heating supplemented by log burners (2) at least 1 of which is on most evenings. The timer clock is on for 2.5 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening at 19c and set at a base level of 8c the rest of the time.
Only really two of us living there during the week, both out at work all day (trying to earn enough to pay the gas bill!)
Am I right in thinking this is too high – what can we do to reduce it? Are we just being too soft and having the heat up too high?Posted 5 years agoflowerpowerMember
Insulation – Big thick solid walls (so no wall insulation) and bedrooms under the eves – certainly an issue, but not an easy fix. Double glazing all round, but old units.
Tariff – yes the OH does keep an eye on that (I think – will check!).
Boiler – About 8 or 9 years I guess – does this count as old? Can we get it tested for efficiency? We have a service agreement with the installer, so I suppose this is something he might do…
Thanks.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Apologies for resurrecting this but we are paying £200 PCM for gas alone (averaged through the year), however it is LPG.
The extra cost is presumably due to having to have it delivered by truck rather than piped? Impossible to say if that’s too much without knowing how much you pay for it per cubic ft or btu of however it’s measured and how much you use.Posted 5 years ago
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