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To think that £150 is a lot for gas/electric pm?

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TENDTOprocrastinate Wed 07-Nov-12 22:51:33

How much are you paying each month for gas and electric? Our bill for a 3 bed detached is (on average) £150 this seems like a lot to me. I've started turning the temp down to 19•C. We have insulation/double glazing/new boiler. I realise prices have gone up but it just seems extortionate! I don't even use the tumble drier anymore. I do the moneysupermarket thing every year or so too. Aibu to be pee'd off at spending so much?

AnnoyingOrange Wed 07-Nov-12 22:53:43

Good thread here

Flisspaps Wed 07-Nov-12 22:54:07

YANBU - I live in a big, old 3 bed end terrace with the original draughty 100 year old sash windows and I'm in all day, everyday and still only pay £107 a month!

EllenParsons Wed 07-Nov-12 22:56:03

It is a lot! Ours is currently £68 for a 2 bed flat (based on estimates, might be more or less in reality based on metre readings, i only moved in a couple of months ago) and I thought that was a lot. My mum told me they only pay about £100 for their 4 bed semi but she is quite energy conscious and tries to get the cheap deals.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 07-Nov-12 22:56:07

We pay a bit more that that for a 4 bed detached, we are with e-on and shopped around. We are managing but fuel poverty is expected to become an even bigger issue in the next year.

gaelicsheep Wed 07-Nov-12 22:56:59

All electric with storage heaters and we're around £150 a month so with gas I'd say that sounds steep.

whois Wed 07-Nov-12 22:57:37

Old 4 bed terrace, heating on for an hour in the morning and several hours at night. £100 PCM for 3 adults including hit water for showers, gas for cooking, electricity for dishwasher and tumble dryer.

New build well insulate flat, well we've not had the heating on yet do hopefully minimal!

missymoomoomee Wed 07-Nov-12 22:59:16

Thats about what I use for my 3 bed mid terrace. But I do around 5 loads of washing a day and maybe 2 loads of tumble drying.

gordyslovesheep Wed 07-Nov-12 23:01:18

2 year old 3 bed detatched - GSH - combi boiler

I pay a combined £75 a month - Gas is always in credit - use it to keep the leccie down

TENDTOprocrastinate Wed 07-Nov-12 23:03:08

I should add that I submit reads each month so the £150 is a average. I am a SAHM so heating is on a lot (I'm encouraging jumper wearing as much as poss!)

Annoying orange thanks for the link!

hiddenhome Wed 07-Nov-12 23:03:21

We live in a two bedroomed end terrace and never use the heating. We have a combi boiler and the place is insulated and double glazed. We don't have a dishwasher and I only use the tumble dryer if I'm desperate. We pay about £100 a month for gas/electric.

midastouch Wed 07-Nov-12 23:06:11

we do about £50 a month on electric. Our gas is on a sodding meter when its really cold we easily do over a £100 a month. Its water that we struggle with since they put us on a meter

BooksandaCuppa Wed 07-Nov-12 23:08:04

YANBU. Four bed detached here. Also new windows, new boiler. Don't really watch what we use at all (although not a big user of tumbler in comparison to some people I know) and our bill is £97 a month. Yours is quite steep.

BooksandaCuppa Wed 07-Nov-12 23:12:04

Was reading the other water thread as well and didn't post on it but think we get away pretty cheap with £29/m on a meter for three people (we never wash though...)

DewDr0p Wed 07-Nov-12 23:13:34

I think that's quite steep yes. We have big old draughty Victorian stone-built semi and pay about the same. Think it's about to go up though, need to shop around.

Softlysoftly Wed 07-Nov-12 23:13:59

Ours was 145 per month, gas cooker/boiler and electric. Recently cut down to about £75, main difference being the heating (so will bounce up again now I can't avoid admitting its winter) and tumble dryer which canes electricity!

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 07-Nov-12 23:16:29

I have a 2 bed flat, all electric (storage heaters) and spend £120pm.

sauvb Wed 07-Nov-12 23:19:45

we pay around £100 pm combined. I'm SAHM, so heating has been on in the day for last couple of weeks now, up to 20c, usually goes down to 16c at 7pm, bedtime for DCs. No tumbler, but washing machine on every day, some days twice (how???). We're in 3 bed semi.
Who are you with OP?

sashh Thu 08-Nov-12 03:03:06

£78 a month - gas and electric in a 2 bedroomed bungalow. I have a washer drier, that I use, and a dishwasher.

Oh and because of the arthritis I tend to have a bath rather than a shower.

brighthair Thu 08-Nov-12 03:07:32

2 bed apartment approx £40 a month. Usually works out £15 electric, £25 for gas but I am a little obsessive about keeping it down. I switch everything off at the plug, all light bulbs are energy saving, and heating off - it kicks in if it drops under 14c

SomersetONeil Thu 08-Nov-12 03:08:30

You lot don't know you're born!

We paid $600 one month in winter just gone - 2-story, 4-bed house. I'm in NZ - fuel is extortionate here. We don't even have central heating, and our bill came in at that price.

Heat poverty is a big problem here - many people simply cannot afford to be warm through winter.

Softlysoftly Thu 08-Nov-12 03:13:31

Wow Somerset, and I thought your average Salaries were lower too?

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Thu 08-Nov-12 04:20:17

Wow. We save a fortune with night storage heaters! 70 a month total (no gas) here. 3 bed semi.

procrastinor Thu 08-Nov-12 04:51:22

I pay that (mid terrace three bedroom three storey) but that's with an aga on. You can hear it burning money.

notnagging Thu 08-Nov-12 05:28:42

Wow how many kids do you have missmoomoo? I have 5 & could no way justify of keep up with that amount if washing!

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