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How much is your monthly gas/elec direct debit?

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DTisMYdoctor Sun 02-Jun-13 09:03:56

We've just had a letter from EON confirming our direct debit is going up to £107 per month. It's been a good five years since I compared providers, so I will have a look, but I just wondered what other people were paying these days?

We're in a good sized 3 bed mid terrace with gas central heating.

PigeonsCanClimbStairs Sun 02-Jun-13 19:33:30

£47 a month for gas and electric. Two bedroom mid terrace, just me and DS.

ClaimedByMe Sun 02-Jun-13 19:39:03

happynappies who is your provider?

We now pay £300 a month for gas and electric after owing loads on the electric after the winter sad

bryonywhisker Sun 02-Jun-13 19:41:02

3 bed det, npower wanted to put dual fuel up to £180 month in Nov but managed to fix at £150. just got bill and they have put it down to £90 as we were in credit despite heating being on way more than usual confused

happynappies Sun 02-Jun-13 19:46:27

ClaimedByMe we are with edf sad

ClaimedByMe Sun 02-Jun-13 19:48:26

My guess was going to be SSE was your provider, we managed to use 3 times the amount of electric quoted for a 3 bed semi, I have a man from SSE coming out tomorrow to talk me through not using my appliances sad

happynappies Sun 02-Jun-13 19:56:58

Can you pass on your tips tomorrow then? Am seriously shaken by our bill sad

BikeRunSki Sun 02-Jun-13 19:59:45

£75 due fuel with Scottish Power, usually we are in a bit of credit. 3 bed detached, double glazing and lots of insulation.

BikeRunSki Sun 02-Jun-13 20:00:39


ladyMaryQuiteContrary Sun 02-Jun-13 20:16:19

I did energy assessments at Uni.

Do you;

have energy saving lightbulbs? How many are turned on at one time?
leave the TV/video on stand by?
Some older microwaves use a lot of electricity when they are plugged in (I know, sounds crazy but they do), try unplugging it.
How old are your appliances?
Are items unplugged when not in use or just switched off? Try unplugging them.

Heating/hot water;

You only need your hot water on for an hour a day, enough to fill a tank.
If you're using the cooker then use it to cook enough meals for two days and microwave them as this will save gas.
Most heat is lost through the windows and doors so use heavy curtains and draught excluders.
Heat goes up so make sure there's adequate loft insulation. You can also stick foil onto a piece of cardboard and slide this down the back of the radiators as this will stop the heat going into the wall.
Don't place anything in front of a radiator as it will prevent the heat from flowing properly.


DuttyWine Sun 02-Jun-13 20:19:03

happy mine was 1200 still owed as wellas paying 70 a month dd. we were paying 58 electric and were in credit.

I'm going to ask if I can still pay 70 a month and 50 a month from my other bank account to clear the debt and then hopefully over the summer some of the 70 a month will cover it too.

DTisMYdoctor Sun 02-Jun-13 20:31:48

I don't think I've ever had a thread with so many replies grin

Thanks everyone for posting - I'll have a proper read later, though a quick skim seems that we're not doing too bad. I'm not sure if we've given a reading for a while though so will need to check our bill vs actual usage.

Bunbaker Sun 02-Jun-13 20:32:59

4 bed detached house £135 a month for gas and electricity, but we have solar panels and we get rebates so we often pay £45 a month.

hugoagogo Sun 02-Jun-13 20:37:40

£85 a month for both, 3 bedroom mid terrace.

It used to be £10 less, but they have put it up.

We seem to get a rebate every couple of years as they always overestimate.

DuttyWine Sun 02-Jun-13 21:35:35

For those of you who rent has your landlord done anything to make the house more energy efficient?

mikkii Sun 02-Jun-13 21:49:10

We pay £250 per month, 5 bed detached, no cavity walls.

DH likes it sub-tropical but I pay the bill so we change the thermostat!

Due to the hours we keep, we have the heating on all the time as either someone is in, or only a couple of hours at a time empty.

We're with EDF. For some reason all payments were put on gas account and none to electric. I was actually owing about £30 at the end of last winter (overall) but they wanted to increase DD by about £100 a month. When I talked it all through with the advisor, he reallocated the payments and left the payments the same. I haven't checked recently........

daisydee43 Sun 02-Jun-13 21:53:49

£69 month dual direct debit edf blue price plan - 2 bed flat with tumble dryer and dishwasher (was quoted £40 month so now are paying a debt)

joanofarchitrave Sun 02-Jun-13 22:01:35

£43 a month elec (just gone down from £46) with Good Energy, and £18 a month gas with Southern Electric. 2 bed terraced house, gas ch and cooking, a fair bit of elec as dh is home all day.

We aren't bad on our energy use as we did a thing called the Low Carbon Living Programme, but tbh it's not rocket science. Good Energy have always been v low for us, worth checking out? I think people assume that because they are 'green' (relatively) they must be 'luxury'. Not our experience.

50shadesofbrown Sun 02-Jun-13 22:07:49

Holy crap you people all seem to pay a fortune! We pay £58 per month on dual fuel, with EON. We're in a fairly modern 2 bed terrace but the landlord doesn't give a shit about keeping it in good condition as long as we pay the rent. This is my experience of all landlords BTW. I'm sure there are some good ones out there but I've not had one of their houses. The gas safety certification is months out of date & I'm sick of ringing them about it.

Sorry to derail by the way. And breathe.

MrsGSR Mon 03-Jun-13 22:18:47

3 bed end terrace, about 130 a month for both with British gas. My dad pays less than 100 for a 5 bed :/ so looking into switching suppliers

PinkPheebs99 Mon 03-Jun-13 22:30:01

£78 per month Gas and Electric with British Gas. However there's only the two of us (no kids yet) and we only put the heating on when it's really cold

Oh and house is 3 bed detached Victorian house

WinningBread Mon 03-Jun-13 22:33:36

£60 per month. 3 bed semi.

We work from home, but switch energy supplier every year via uswitch - it has saved us a fortune!

puckertoe Tue 04-Jun-13 15:33:34

Ovo energy, gas and electric £84 per month in a 4 bed house. 4 people and one of us working from home. Two teenagers taking baths and running the washing machine on all day just aboutIts a terrace which makes a bit of difference I think with sharing walls and heating it. We ditched the dryer and now hang out the washing on the line too as it eats the energy.

puckertoe Tue 04-Jun-13 15:39:12

Make sure you ask for a rebate of any credit due you on a regular basis too. They'll be likely to hold on to it unless you ask for it back.

BeauNidle Tue 04-Jun-13 15:42:01

Gas 84
Elec 80 so 164 dual fuel Atlantic

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