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QuadrupleL Sat 02-Apr-16 22:15:00

I have just put my meter readings in today and they are OFF THE SCALE!!!!! For some reason I have used more than 25% more this month than last month.

So, I wondered if anyone would mind telling me what they pay as a comparison.

We only have electric (no gas in the village), 4 bed semi, 1930's, shit double glazing, SAHD and 2yr old. This month we used 1288 units which is £160!!!! But last month £112 and month before £122.

dementedma Sun 03-Apr-16 19:32:33

It was £100 a month gas and electricity combined for upstairs 3 bed flat, but now down to £60 a month for both.

Fourarmsv2 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:32:56

We have gas and electricity but we only use the gas once in a blue moon when it's freezing cold. The rest of the time we use electric oil filled radiators. Readings are below:

72538 24/1
72684 30/1
73698 24/2
74238 9/3
74885 31/3

Fourarmsv2 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:33:47

Sorry, 4/5 bed detached house. Don't hesitate to use tumble dryer or dishwasher.

Oooblimey Sun 03-Apr-16 19:34:30

Dakin I was the same! I just went on money supermarket and it literally took about 10 minutes to switch and save myself £80 a month! Do it now!!! grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:38:26

Ooo you should join our credit crunch April thread. We're good at credit card balances

Oooblimey Sun 03-Apr-16 19:41:48

Which topic area will I find it fluffy?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:43:01

You don't have to post, lurkings ok too.

derenstar Sun 03-Apr-16 19:49:34

£70.50 a month to E.on for both gas and leccy. 4 bed detached new build. Used to pay £80 a month but got £67 back in February when we switched from Sainsburys energy to E.on. 2 adults, 2 kids. Both of us work but kids and I are home from 3.30pm week days and most of the weekend. Heating set to come if indoor temp drops below 18 degrees. Use dishwasher daily and tumble dryer once a week. I do find that the carpeted areas of the house remain very warm long after the heating has switched off. Thank God for good insulation. I'm amazed by the variety on this thread!

whats4teamum Sun 03-Apr-16 19:50:11

£165 electric, £270 gas per month. Ouch.

pearlylum Sun 03-Apr-16 19:55:30


!!!! Where do you live? How big is your house?

notamummy10 Sun 03-Apr-16 19:56:52

We have a key meter, we usually top-up £150 a month!

Oooblimey Sun 03-Apr-16 20:08:27

Cheers fluffy I'll have a lurk!

ShadowsCollideIsSurroundedByAd Sun 03-Apr-16 20:09:02

About €60 - €80 a month for electricity (in Ireland). For our hob we have canister butane (which I loathe), a canister is about €30, which lasts maybe 4 months, depending on how much we use the hob.

Heating and hot water is mains gas, works out at around €240 a month.

Other than rent, gas is our biggest monthly expense. If we're cold we tend to layer on sweaters and wrap up in blankets, we put on the heating as little as possible, and it still costs a bloody fortune!

SiencynArsecandle Sun 03-Apr-16 20:16:35

4 bed detached, built of old stone. Carer to disabled H so home all day plus 2 teenage DC. Pay £110 per month electric, use bottled gas for cooking, about 3 bottles a year (£150). Heating is oil though, that works out at about £60 a month. Looking to move soon!

whats4teamum Sun 03-Apr-16 20:22:48

UK 6 bed Edwardian house. Single glazed, heating on 24/7 and tumble dryer used. Computers a lot of them.

NickyEds Sun 03-Apr-16 20:38:41

£120 per month for both gas and electric. Pretty big 3 bed house and I'm a SAHM so we're in quite a lot. Washer and dryer are on at least once a day though and we keep the house quite warm.

bloodyteenagers Sun 03-Apr-16 21:05:25

£876 a year, prepay edf for both.
3 bed maisonette. Terrible Windows that won't close properly.
Drier on a lot. Fish tank. PS3 and 4 on for hours. Plus the usual pcs, laptops, mobiles, handhelds, sky etc, mobiles etc.
Will be cheaper as well from this month,

dementedma Sun 03-Apr-16 21:13:56

Why heating on 24/7? It's not that cold in the UK.
I'm in Scotland and never have the heating on over night or before 7.30am

maisiewaysie Thu 23-Jun-16 23:47:19

Does anyone have any recommendations as to which Energy supplier is reliable and reasonably priced. As I'll be moving into a 2 bed flat with my son very soon and have spent ages checking but still don't have a clue. Oh electricity only. Thanks

KamMum Fri 24-Jun-16 01:08:31

Around £80 a month for a one bed which uses only electric. I am on prepayment metre - seems i am being bloody ripped off!

beetroot2 Fri 24-Jun-16 01:26:08

Far too much! I have a 1 bed and pay almost £100 a month. Its disgusting.

Daviemgzr Mon 16-Apr-18 18:51:31

Hi i taking daily readings and today I have paid £5.50 combined, small 2 bed semi, gas heating, duel fuel oven. Expensive?

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Whatdoesitmatteranyway Tue 16-Apr-19 11:29:20

OIur combined gas and electricity is between £200 and £250 a month.

But we do have a koi pond and a hot tub

sammieb77 Thu 30-Jan-20 16:20:22

I’m paying £30.33 a month for electric on bulb! My sister is paying £50 for both electric and gas they’ve been so good! I’d recommend.. if they’ve seen you’ve use less electric they refund you which they review every 3 months ! Also have the warm home discounts which is helpfulsmile if you use think link we both get £50!

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