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Can I have some idea of how much people are paying for their gas & electric please

(58 Posts)
TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 11:53:00

Had a bill from Npower for 6mths (long story as to why it is 6mths) and it was around £300 estimated. Have rung with meter readings and it is now nearly £600.

I'm in a 3 bed, end of terrace, gch, 1 adult and 3 kids.

Basically, i'll be paying £100 a month for gas and electric.

What's everyone else paying ??

Shinyshoes1 Tue 30-Oct-12 11:55:13

3 bed end terraced house
£110 electric
£45 gas

2 adults 3 children


Southern Electric

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 11:56:46

Thanks. That's a lot to isn't it, or maybe I am just deluded lol.

Lollyheart Tue 30-Oct-12 11:59:17

£63 electric £55 gas.

cathpip Tue 30-Oct-12 11:59:43

5 bed detached
2 adults 2 children
electric £70
oil fired central heating
electric is from npower
query the bill though as in sept we recieved a bill for £1600 from them (they read the meter wrong!)

littlemissnormal Tue 30-Oct-12 12:01:58

3 bed semi, 2 adults 3 kids we pay £40 gas £60 electric with southern electric a month.

ISeeDeadFairies Tue 30-Oct-12 12:03:00

£60 gas £16 elec with British gas. 3 bed Victorian end of terrace

ISeeDeadFairies Tue 30-Oct-12 12:03:23

Sorry 2 adults 2 dc

Petsinmyputridpudenda Tue 30-Oct-12 12:03:33

2 bed flat £100 a month electric

TodaysAGhoulDay Tue 30-Oct-12 12:04:06

£55 per month, me and DS. Terraced 3 bedroom house over 3 levels. I had the gas ripped out of the property because it was costing me too much. Mind you, I am extremely frugal with the electric, and I bought a 10kg A+++ washing machine so I only do one load a week. We don't have a tumble drier (again, they're very expensive to run), and I have no other energy bills at all.

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 12:04:21

It was me who read the meter, and i doubled checked it, so unfortunatly it isn't wrong.

Judging by these replies, £100 of therabouts is pretty normal. Just a bit of a shock after the estimaed bill really.

It's no cheaper then where I was before.

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 12:04:59

Ive just been given a tumble dryer. Won't be using it much now though.

HaveToWearHeels Tue 30-Oct-12 12:12:24

6 bed detached - 2 adults, one child and DH works from home.

£80 gas £66 electric per month.

Our house is new though so has all the right insulation which I think makes a huge difference.

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 12:15:07

£95 for both 4 bed, but we are in a new build so well insulated.

PersonalClown Tue 30-Oct-12 12:18:11

I don't think anyone wants to know mine. You may all hate me!wink

clemetteattlee Tue 30-Oct-12 12:19:23

4 bed semi, three storeys. £130/month but we are not very careful with it. Central heating on September to May this past year, underfloor heating in the kitchen, computers/modem always on standby, various gadgets to charge...

Vagaceratops Tue 30-Oct-12 12:19:29

2 adults, three children - 4 bed semi.

£70 pm elec and £20 gas.

I am a bit of an energy nazi though blush

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 12:19:48

Go on PC.....

MadBusLadyHauntsTheMetro Tue 30-Oct-12 12:19:53

£65 for both, 1 bed flat (single-glazed, GCH), two adults, with Scottish Power. So yes £100 for a decently insulated terrace house sounds about right.

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 30-Oct-12 12:20:15

I am going to have to start being stricter with the kids and their electricals.

Vagaceratops Tue 30-Oct-12 12:20:43

You are not the woman in the DM who pays £3 a month are you PC.

Ponders Tue 30-Oct-12 12:21:34

£115pm for both (was £140 until Aug when they did an annual recalculation)

3-bed Victorian mid-terrace, up north, with attic, lots of draughts & roof above attic completely uninsulated. 3 adults mostly, but 4 just now.

PersonalClown Tue 30-Oct-12 12:22:17

Ok then. Prepare yourself...

small 2/3 bedroom end terrace. Loft insulation and cavity (I think. House was built in 95 ish) NO tumble dryer, heating at 18 ish. New boiler, new A+ fridge freezer, the usual energy saving stuff.

£45 a month for both. £15 gas £30 elec.
AND I'm in £170 of credit for winter.

JessieEssex Tue 30-Oct-12 12:22:24

3 bed very old (rubbish insulation) semi over three floors - £137 / month combined gas and electricity with e-on.

They have screwed me over with estimates vs readings though - they estimated the electricity much too high the last time, and my next reading was actually lower than the estimate from three months previously. They refuse to believe this and keep charging me at an estimated amount. So I presume that the bill will drop a bit once they finally sort this out...

PersonalClown Tue 30-Oct-12 12:23:18

Haha nope Vagaceratops. HA won't allow solar panels here. Roof doesn't face the 'right' way apparently.

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