Was there any outstanding debt? I moved into a house with a gas meter and the first few times I topped up it took about 70% of the money for an outstanding bill- presumably when the previous tenant had used emergency credit. You can call them to check.
It might seem like a lot, but it's cold, so if your heating's been on over the weekend, it isn't very efficient and you are on an expensive tarrif, it might be right unfortunately.
I base this on observing DMs smart meter thing, which tells her she uses £3/4 a day in a 3 bed semi, with good insulation, efficient boiler, cheap tariff and heating on quite low.
Look at Moneysavingexpert's advice on keeping costs down with prepay. Can you convert to a normal meter and pay by direct debit, which will be cheaper? Can you switch supplier even if you have to stay on prepay? Apparently, your landlord must let you switch suppliers, so don't let them tell you otherwise.
Last month so I used £90 of gas, 3 bed house gas central heating, hot water and hob. So that is around £3 a day, I only have thermostat set to 16 during day and 18 after 5pm though. If you have your house warmer and depending on the tariff you are on it could be about right.
I pay £20 a month by Direct Debit, for a 2 bed house with a new combi boiler, gas ch and shower. We have double glazing and a lot of loft insulation, and I keep the curtains shut in winter. The thermostat is at 19 - 20 during the day and 18 at night.
Everything will be on the IHD. You need to change the targets in the settings menu aswell or you'll be using too much. You can see when you used it by going to history press KwH to change it to cost then press hours so it changes to day. It will tell you the most you have spent in the past eight days
I'm with utilia and iv found it the best. I have a 2 bedroom flat and I'm the top one. I tend to use about 10 a week at the moment. I have air hole vents in every room to that can't be plugged up for some reason to. I tend to use the heating on for a hour button, mybtumble dryer also works at heating the place to.
Depends how often you have rthe heating on I guess. We're also used to it being bareable.. not warm if that makes sence so when we put the heating on is just to take the chill away.
I'm with utilta and I love them I'm a 3 bedrooms n 5 people I put anywhere between 15 and 20 in and it can last up to a fortnyt sounds like u have debt on machine I did at start n it used all my money up I have my heating on alot phone up n get meter cleared x