how much is your dual fuel bill?

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Hattie11 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:39:12

We pay 76 a mth at the moment although I'm frightened once heating kicks in they'll put it up as always happened with previous company.

We are in 3 bed semi with gas central heating. I'm at home most days with 2 youngest. Currently don't have loft insulation, but just installing it hoping it will make a big difference.

So....does our bill seem high or low compared to yours?

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FannyFifer Sun 07-Oct-12 21:41:20

That's pretty low I think. We are paying £130 a month for both.

thereinmadnesslies Sun 07-Oct-12 21:41:42

£150/month for a 4 bed detached.
House is only 10yrs old and is supposedly well insulated hmm

vespalover Sun 07-Oct-12 21:42:15

We pay 200 ish for both - both out all day - ridiculous and crippling.

cairnterrier Sun 07-Oct-12 21:42:58

£130 per month for both but only started during the summer so difficult to predict what bills will be like over the winter.

CuriosityKilledTheCrap Sun 07-Oct-12 21:44:19

Well I have just been completely stung. Was blissfully paying £67 pcm for duel fuel on 3 bed detached. Was then told I was £450 in arrears shock. Have paid off arrears, and now monthly payment has gone up to £151.

I will get £100 cashback in January though.

Nuttyprofessor Sun 07-Oct-12 21:46:00

£200. Ridiculous amount.


TequilaMockinBird Sun 07-Oct-12 21:46:40

Yours seems low. We pay £140 a month for 4 bed detached.

We get £100 direct debit or dual fuel discount (I forget which it is) and we're usually neither in debit or credit. So it's about right.

ivykaty44 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:47:12

3 bed semi with loft insulation (not cavity wall though as we don't have cavities)

dual fuel 100 per month with GCH

no tumble drier, no dishwasher

with a load of washing every day and possibly 2-3 showers every day

Hattie11 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:50:02

Oh that's good although. I too changed at beginning of year and worry about accuracy or monthly payments. But we have become much more conscious of switching things off, heating hasn't been on yet.

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AlwaysReadyForABlether Sun 07-Oct-12 21:53:11

I pay £97 per month for a 3 bed semi. Very rarely use the tumble drier and don't have a dishwasher. Do have cavity wall insulation as the council put it in for free.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:19:52

We pay £53 a month but I am tight frugal so I only heat rooms I am in eg lounge and hallway during the day.

That was based on a summer reading which is why it so low, I give regular meter reading online so I can pay arrears as needed and not have a heart attack at the end of the quarter.

Dont forget to put two jackets on your hot water tank and radiator reflector panels behind the rads, I only did mine Saturday and we can tell the difference already.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:21:19

Dishwashers actually use less power and water than washing up.

My bill dropped when we got the dw.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 08-Oct-12 18:23:05

About £85 a month, four bed detached new build (so insulated to the hilt).

Meglet Mon 08-Oct-12 18:23:48

£110 a month. Tiddly 3 bed terrace.

Heating on nearly all the time (24/7 in winter) to dry clothes and I feel the cold, dishwasher, tumble dryer, cooking at weekends, approx 3 laundry loads a day.

windsurf74 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:24:17

We only have electric and pay £74 a month. This is for a small 2 bed apartment - no tumble dryer and we both work (so out all day). No central heating - just one storage heater. Your bill seems low to me!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:26:42

Have you all got your boilers turned up to maximum? apparently it's more fuel effiecent.

Qwertyytrewq Mon 08-Oct-12 18:29:00

Can't you send regular readings so your bills are more accurate?

Mine is £70 a month.

SpookyAndFrights Mon 08-Oct-12 18:31:02

We're using about £84 a month electric but that is our heating (air source heating) and I use a tumble drier a lot and have the heating on as required. Ours is a 4 bed semi new build.

bureni Mon 08-Oct-12 18:34:24

Live in a mainly timber house with mega insulation, no tumble dryer or dishwasher as I do not need them. Electricity is about £ 50 a quarter since I only have an electric hob and hopefully that will be replaced soon, everything else runs of a wind turbine. Hot water and background heat are via solar tubes in summer plus a wood burner in the winter which cost practically nothing to run (£40 this year).

ThoughtBen10WasBadPokemonOMG Mon 08-Oct-12 18:51:48

£72 which when we were paying that to Npower left us with a credit which I have moved across to Scotter Power. We have a 3 bed terrace and I am at home all day,

Bureni I love the sound of your house. smile

Pourquoimoi Mon 08-Oct-12 19:05:33

£165 per month for 5 bed house. We don't heat all day, I just have a separate heater in my home office during the cold months as kids are at school and DH is at work.

mizu Mon 08-Oct-12 20:06:17

bureni, very envious. We have lived in a Victorian semi for 5 years. No central heating, just 2 horrid storage heaters upstairs and 2 ancient gas fires downstairs. No tumble or dishwasher. £73 a month but will go up for winter. Mostly electric. Hate living in a drafty, uninsulated house, such a waste of energy and money. We rent, so can't change anything.

Bunbaker Mon 08-Oct-12 20:10:35

We pay £105 a month for a 4 bedroom detached. I feel the cold easily and am not stingy with the heating.

deleted203 Mon 08-Oct-12 20:13:26

£200 a month. And that's just having the central heating on from about 6pm - 10pm. We're out all day. Costs a damn fortune.

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