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Gas and electricity costs. Who are you with and how much per month?

(36 Posts)
lottie63 Fri 04-Jan-13 05:16:39

I ask because I wonder if I'm paying too much?

We're with Scottish Power and paying £100/month DD.

AwkwardSquad Fri 04-Jan-13 19:52:27

Co-op Energy, £55 per month gas and electric. Small two-up, two down terrace. I think Co-op Energy are great. Might not be the absolute cheapest but they are efficient, fair, and customer service has been really good. And you are a part-owner because you join the co-op!

gailforce1 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:22:06

Thank you. will def get a quote from them and will have confidence in changing to them now!

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 04-Jan-13 21:10:59

I got an electricity monitor from my utility company once. It's hooked up to meter with a digital read-out you can put somewhere you can see it. With one of those you can quickly see what your 'background' electricity usage is when everything is switched off except the fridge, and what appliances spike the read-out. Recommend that....

Insulation is another way to bring down bills. The Energy Saving Trust has various information. Then there are things like radiator thermostats, lowering the temperature of your hot water tank, updating your central heating boiler...

Adversecamber Fri 04-Jan-13 21:37:51

Estimated bill 1,100 with NPower for 3 bed semi. Heating on 7 till 8.30 and then 3 till 9. We often have the thermostat on at 18 though so guessing that makes a difference, thinking of a mate that has her heating always ramped up to 24. As it is mild today I have had heating off all day.

Adversecamber Fri 04-Jan-13 21:39:45

Sorry it is 1,100 per year not per month!

TheSecondComing Fri 04-Jan-13 22:22:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

benbobaggins Sat 05-Jan-13 10:04:00

I'm with the co-op and pay £71 a month gas and electric, I'm always in credit as I'm quite frugal with electricity but heating gets put on when we need it.

Am in a 2 bedroom flat smile

forevergreek Sat 05-Jan-13 10:16:58

Southern gas/ electric, only £26 a month for both. Small flat

BridgetJonesPants Sat 05-Jan-13 18:12:52

Was £140 p/m with NPower & recently changed to Scottish Power fixed for 2 years, currently paying £103 p/m.

We're in Scotland in a big 4 bedroom Victorian upper flat, high ceilings, big draughty windows & not the best insulation. Have A rated condensing boiler but it's 8 years old now so probably no longer rating an A.

Heating on 7.30am - 8.30am and again from 3.00pm - 10.30pm but thermostat set to 19/20 degrees so goes on/off during these times.

insancerre Sat 05-Jan-13 18:17:45

£131 with Eon- 4 bed detached
16 and 23 year olds on laptops, ps3, etc etc [sigh]

Varya Sun 06-Jan-13 18:01:49

Mdm size old semi; DG and loft/walls insulated. £23 a month elec, £35 a month gas. Will be more next time as prices have gone up. DH home in the day but no heat except am and late a/noon/evening. Just wear more layers!

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