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Just recurved annual statement. How much do you spend on has & electrocity?

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lovemenorca Wed 11-Sep-19 11:24:13

Just received my statement for the year for gas and electricity with bulb

How does this compare with others?

3 bed. 2 children, 1 adult
We do not hold back from cranking up heating in winter and fairly regularly use a tumble dryer

Averages out combined at £108 a month

lovemenorca Wed 11-Sep-19 11:24:39

Please forgive terrible typos in title! blush

Kitsmummy Wed 11-Sep-19 11:44:03

Basically the same as you...bulb, 2 adults, two kids, heating not all the time but not tight with it, tumble dry all winter, £100 a month

vickibee Wed 11-Sep-19 11:47:10

2 adults, 1 kid about £1100 per annum, just switched supplier to try and save a bit.
We have a draughty 4 bed Edwardian townhouse with high ceilings so we are cold sometimes. Extra jumpers etc in out house

lovemenorca Wed 11-Sep-19 12:07:06

Interesting, thanks

ExpletiveDelighted Wed 11-Sep-19 12:13:59

Two adults, two teens, Victorian 3 bed, tumble dryer in winter only, heating used moderately, £110 a month with Bulb.

HotChocolateLover Wed 11-Sep-19 12:27:01

2 adults, 1 teen. £89pcm and electric. It’s a 3 bed semi.

HotChocolateLover Wed 11-Sep-19 12:27:22

*gas and electric

Sweetheart1313 Wed 11-Sep-19 13:13:44

3 bed semi, just me, £61 a month on average for my G & E (with Bulb). I do use my tumble dryer and dishwasher quite a lot, but I've been better with my heating since I had Hive installed last year and can control through the app. I used to waste quite a lot of heat before as I kept forgetting to change the manual timer blush

lovemenorca Wed 11-Sep-19 13:23:42


All similar ish usage and cost

I’m waiting for someone to come on as I’ve seen on other threads saying family of 6 using £17 a month on both!

colourlessgreenidea Wed 11-Sep-19 13:53:14

I’m waiting for someone to come on as I’ve seen on other threads saying family of 6 using £17 a month on both!

Aye, that’ll be the same people who can make 18 meals for a family of six (including ravenous, rugby-playing teens) from one small chicken. wink

RezCowgirl Wed 11-Sep-19 13:55:15

Gas and electric on a pre payment meter, average £60 per month.

Mid terrace house with 2 adults who both work from home.

RezCowgirl Wed 11-Sep-19 13:55:32

(with bulb)

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Wed 11-Sep-19 14:15:42

4 bed house, two adults, one teen plus another adult when not at uni. Month dual fuel direct debit £111 per month. Just got a refund of £79 for last year.

Almost never use the tumble dryer but do use everything else.

GreenwoodLane Wed 11-Sep-19 15:12:28

5 bed semi.
2 adults
2 kids
No tumble dryer
Don’t superheat the house in winter but not tight either.
£96 per month combined.
Fitted new boiler last year, energy cost has reduced from £135.

lovemenorca Wed 11-Sep-19 15:49:22

What boiler did you go for please? And arranged independently? Thanks

Animum2 Wed 11-Sep-19 16:11:40

Only have electric and according to my yearly statement received this week spent £330 on ppm

GreenwoodLane Wed 11-Sep-19 16:37:43


Worcester green star 29. Cost about £2k. Fitted by local, well rated company. Still broke down 2 days before Christmas tho, but covered with 10 year warranty. Someone out and fixed next day.

jackparlabane Wed 11-Sep-19 16:42:12

About 160 a month - large Victorian house now with good insulation, need to keep warm and often wfh, rarely use dryer, 2 adults, 3 kids.

NoSquirrels Wed 11-Sep-19 16:48:02

Bulb £110pcm, 4 bed that can be chilly, 2 adults (1 who WFH) 2 kids, no tumble dryer but plenty of appliances always switched on (to my chagrin) and we cook a lot and more baths than showers possibly.

It’s been lower but then the price fluctuations always seem worse with other companies than with Bulb where it seems transparent.

ExpletiveDelighted Wed 11-Sep-19 17:07:30

We changed boiler too a couple of tears ago but also changed supplier and installed a Nest thermostat around the same time so its hard to know what has saved the money but we are about £20 a month down on our old bills.

AlexandraPeppernose Wed 11-Sep-19 18:57:30

2 adults, 2 teens, 1 tween. Electricity only, economy 7, 1970s crap vent heating, tumble dryer. £155pm

NineInchSnails Wed 11-Sep-19 19:41:55


4 bed modern ish detached. Me, 3 children aged 14, 11 and 5.

£2300 a year here, £153 a month on electricity and an annual bill of approx £500 for oil (heating only in the colder months.)

I need to reduce this massively looking at what others pay!

zonkin Wed 11-Sep-19 19:44:30

Size of house etc is not an exact science. Note your annual consumption (in units) down and then work from that. It's the only way to get an accurate comparison. Several comparison sites will quote you for you annual consumption. I switch every year or so.

TheClitterati Wed 11-Sep-19 19:45:38

Op my stats are identical to you (I also love Menorca). 3 bed 3 story house, 1 adult, 2 kids. I also work from home. With Bulb. I pay £65pcm on DD. I was paying £80pcm and now have £300 credit To get us through the cold winter everyone is predicting.

TheClitterati Wed 11-Sep-19 19:47:22

I don't have a tumble dryer

DragonMamma Wed 11-Sep-19 19:56:58

4 bed detached, 2a & 2c. Largely out for most of the day during the week (mostly school hours).

We are liberal with our heating and electricity and use the heated airier and tumble drier over the winter without second thought.

We pay £115 a month but we make circa £700p/a from our solar panels. We had a new boiler fitted halfway through the winter and that brought it down by about £15pcm.

Muddlingalongalone Wed 11-Sep-19 21:01:53

I've just reduced my dd (with bulb) to £76 pm as I am around £200 in credit. 3 bed end terrace 1A 2C.
I think it will be less than that eventually though.
We are out of the house 7:30-6 M-F though.

Youngandfree Wed 11-Sep-19 21:05:32

I get my electricity bill quarterly (every 3 months) it averages about 80ish per month.

Panicmode1 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:06:51

Our Bulb DD is currently £153 a month. 3 storey Edwardian house with poor insulation. 2 adults, 4 children, and I tumble dry a lot in winter......

LBOCS2 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:22:37

We were the same as you, except our boiler was EXTREMELY old. We were paying £99 a month DD and by the time we moved in May we had a £200 credit built up.

dawnc27 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:31:39

3bed end townhouse, 2adults 3 kids. tumble dryer on at least 5 times a week pretty much year round, more lights on than blackpool illuminations and lots of appliances especially kettle on through out the day.
prepayment with utilita, spend around £450 a year on gas, 800 on electric but im happy with that as i know how we do use electric

Ffsnosexallowed Wed 11-Sep-19 21:36:24

4 bed detached, currently paying about £120 a month, but about £200 in credit just now and have just reduced payment s. Since we got a new gas boiler or gas use has halved.

CurlyMango Wed 11-Sep-19 21:41:49

£195 on both per month. Four people five beds.

drivingtofrance Wed 11-Sep-19 21:42:05

I wish mine was as low as most on here.

Large 4 bed detached. Two adults, now DS has finished uni it will be three.

All of us at home most of the time. Tumble dryer used only if necessary.

New boiler installed last winter.

Have been paying £240 pm dual fuel with EON. Just changed over to Orbit so will see if its any cheaper. I hope so as I'm doing all I can to keep it down.

pumpkinpie01 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:43:17

Paying £145 a month for both had 20 year old boiler replaced in April , seems this has saved a few people money so I'm hopeful ours will go down now.

Gertie75 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:57:40

3 adults, 2 kids paying £135 a month with Avro, that covers it plus gets me a couple of hundred ahead over the year.

House is a large 4/5 bed detached, washing machine on most days plus I groom dogs from home so use the electric shower and hairdryers a lot.

I switched from Scottish Power 18 months ago and saved almost £900 per year!

adaline Wed 11-Sep-19 22:15:37

Two adults here - we pay around £40 per month with British Gas. Two bed terrace.

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