- How much is your Gas & Electric?
Currently £93 pcm for a 4 bed detached for gas & elec.
We’ve got an ancient boiler & draughty double glazing, so I think we could use less gas if we sorted this out.Posted 4 years ago
Hoping to replace both at some point (double glazing first) and that should help with the gas side of things.adjustablewenchMember
3 bed house that had meters when we moved in – spent ages trying to weight up whether paying to have them removed was a good idea. Then realised it was great for showing my teenagers how much electricity and gas they wasted. So the meters stayed, they kids learnt to embrace jumpers and using less energy
Gas and electric rarely goes over £80 a month in the depths of winter and in the summer it’s far less.
Wouldn’t go back to direct debit here eitherPosted 4 years agowigglesMember
just switched but was approx £70 a month for 2 bed flat.
Had a house with Meter previously and wad easy over £100 a month and the house was not even heated properly but litteraly couldn’t afford topping the gas up anymore, running out of gas half way through Xmas dinner was not ideal either…
paying monthly worked out much cheaper for mePosted 4 years agodabbleMember
i dont get why folk do direct debit, you end up paying over the odds and its a bugger to get your brass back off em. i just give em readings every quarter. 3 bed semi, about £150 in autumn and winter and £50-£75 in spring/ summer for combined gas/ elec bills. Gonna go up in may (locked in with BG till then).Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
£740 pa (£60pm) for electricity only. Big converted barn – 2010 minimum+ insulation standards. And that includes running the company from home on a big computer that has to be on 18+hours a day so 1/3rd of the elec bills go through the company.
Fired up the central heating (i.e. on top of the wood burner) for the first time this season today. But it’s wood powered (my own wood) so heating costs are nominally £0, but If Im honest and tot up costs of saws, fuel, etc its about £250 a year.Posted 4 years agob rMember
i dont get why folk do direct debit, you end up paying over the odds and its a bugger to get your brass back off em.
Because we get a better deal, and I’ve never had a problem with DD’s in the +25yrs I’ve owned houses.
Averages over the year:
Detached ex-Mill in Scotland.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
scotroutes – Member
IIRC, tariffs are cheaper if you pay monthly and you get a further discount if you pay by DD.
The energy companies use the “discount” word to massively surcharge those that pay quarterly by cheque, something like 20%.
Two properties – £350 for 5 bedroomed house, £90 for 2 bedroomed flat.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
£70pm for gas which is looking like a bit too much. I reckon it’ll settle around £60pm, probably less once once we get the log burner working.
£50pm for electric. I reckon that’ll come down once they take a reading cos the solar panels have added loads in.
4 bedroomed house.Posted 4 years agoandylMember
Extended 1600’s farm cottage (cider farm) with lots of bodges, leaky single glazing, damp and a knackered gas heating system.
We are moving shortly though to somewhere that has just been freshly renovated with PVC double glazing, new oil heating and a log burner so it will be interesting to see how much less it costs to run.Posted 4 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
£25 gas and £25 electric by direct debit for a two bed miners cottage with no dishwasher or tumble dryer and the heating doesn’t come on until the starts getting bellow zero outside, and I am in credit by £30. 😀
The telly and computer is enough to heat the front room on all the but the coldest days. I only really put the heating on when the girlfriend stays.Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
Careful if you change suppliers – we left Southern Electric last year to take advantage of a dual fuel deal elsewhere. The other night, going through our statements, we discovered that the new company hadn’t taken the steps to tell SE that we were leaving.
We’ve been paying double for our electric for over a year – the DDs to SE hadn’t been stopped (the new company had assued us we didn’t have to do any of this and that a final payment would be taken and the DD stopped).
So now I’m fighting with Southern Electric to get a years worth of ‘leccy refunded. Barstewards of the first order.
Slightly OT, but we also found that Orange / EE have been charging us for two lots of phone and broadband since we went on to fiber-optic – there’s another pile of cash we need refunded. Check those statements folks…Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
£35 on electric, £65 on gas. About £50 on logs from November to March.
Shower from the combi boiler with 2 sons who think 15-20 minute showers are normal. Good loft insulation, no cavity in the walls, no double glazing and crap doors. Can’t replace because of the conservation zone. Haven’t put the gad heating on yet, wood burner started just over a week ago.
1908 3 bed semi.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
we are a 25 quid DD and still in credit.
interestingly im monitoring the house with an energy meter atm just to get an idea of where savings can be made.
we use about 60pence a day on a week day and 1.20 on a weekend ( we do alot of cooking on the weekend)
oil – looks like about 30-35 a month – might be less this year , spent last year trying to get to grips with the system and how to set it up best.
wood – 25 a month.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
heatings set to come on at 4.30am for 1 hour
lots of insulation and well fitted blinds(cheers bruneep)/heavy curtain combo
wood burner used at night/weekends – plus eco fan and high level room vents let the heat about the house.
when you take into consideration i pay for fire wood its not that impressive – how ever i couldnt keep the house as warm as i do with just the oil heating for the price we do – i burn alot of scrap wood as well – removed over a kg of steel(nails , hinges , handles ,screws) from the grate on saturday during a stove clean/service of moving parts.Posted 4 years agoebygommMember
Maria Miller – £2,011 on electricity
Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi – £5,822.27
Hope that helps 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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