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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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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......

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

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

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.

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.

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

I don't have a tumble dryer

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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