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OK - I am now totally confused by my elec bill; I need someone really good at maths to sort it out

(35 Posts)
KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:10:45

I used
Day rate 364 units
Night rate 1503 units

In Nov last year my bill would have been £202.48 and now it is only £168.96

Which makes no sense to me

Could someone work it out for me if I post the figures?

PinkPurple Tue 14-Oct-08 21:11:42

post the figues

PinkPurple Tue 14-Oct-08 21:12:30

any chance elec bills have come down in UK?

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:14:12

You use less electricity during the summer as the lights, computer etc are on less because of the longer daylight. You should expect day to be more than night though (I think). Maybe they have them the wrong way round?

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:16:26

Current Prices (well Aug 08)
For night registers, 4.612 pence per kilowatt.
For day registers, 9.612 pence per kilowatt for the first kil
For day registers, 28.871 pence per kilowatt for the first 1.37kilowatts used a day, and pence per kilowatt for the rest. owatts used a day, and pence per kilowatt for the rest.

Old Prices (well Nov 07)
For night registers, 2.311 pence per kilowatt.
For day registers, 11.108 pence per kilowatt for the first kilowatts used a day, and pence per kilowatt for the rest.
For day registers, 19.905 pence per kilowatt for the first 2.466kilowatts used a day, and pence per kilowatt for the rest.

& it's over 98 days

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:17:23

Nope it's not the amount - it's the rates

& no they haven't gone down - apparently they have shot through t he roof (my next bill is 24% more expensive)

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:18:52

Bloody hell! That's alot for 3 months! shock

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:19:54

No gas, no oil

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:20:44

shock

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:21:18

I know - but remember I work from home

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:22:09

Oh & my last bill was estimated

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:24:24

Estimates are BAD!

You can claim this back from the tax office if you have been working from home. wink I'm not sure if it's some or all, it is a business expense though.

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:25:31

I claim a third against my tax - but last year I paid no tax as I made no profit........I think I'm doing something wrong - but I do like my life grin

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:29:32

You can save money if you are with NPower and earn less than £13000 something or other.

Storage heaters eat electricity by the way.

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:38:33

No storage heaters some underfloor heating blush - which may not go on at all this year

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:40:41

sad You have to keep warm somehow. Have you thought of getting one of those thingies that measures how much electricity each of your appliances uses so you can see which one is bleeding you dry?

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:42:16

I have a wood burner - but the wood price has gone up

I have had n heat yet this year & I am sat here in PJ's & a towelling dressing gown

My house is very well insulated - I work hard at it

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:43:09

Is wood cheaper than having the underfloor heating on?

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:47:07

Different parts of the house - so.......I may have to have both hmm that is a very bad idea

I pay a lot up front & I am in credit (by about £400)

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:49:53

What about having the wood burning stove and some oil radiator thingies in the other cold bits of your house?

I don't know how much under floorheating costs per K/W hour. My brain is dead today.

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 21:51:34

I think it is the washing up & the washing machine plus all the cleaning we do (lots of HW)

Is anyone doing the maths? (I'm brain dead too)

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 21:57:00

You havn't filled in the correct KW/Hour day prices. smile

Your night ones come up to £68.32 though.

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 22:01:25

I think that is why I am confused

That is copied off a bill I think it is:
For day registers, 19.905 pence per kilowatt for the first 2.466kilowatts used a day, 11.108 pence per kilowatt for the rest.

&

For day registers, 28.871 pence per kilowatt for the first 1.37kilowatts used a day, 11.108 pence per kilowatt for the rest

Maybe?

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Tue 14-Oct-08 22:08:21

Hmmm. It's normally one figure (normally high) for the first 20 or so units, then a lower figure for the rest. Day units are normally higher than night, you use more day units as they run from 7am to 12pm, you are bound to use more eletricity during the day because of the TV/computer/washer/dryer etc. I would take another reading.

KatyMac Tue 14-Oct-08 22:10:32

Try again

For day registers, 19.905 pence per kilowatt for the first 2.466kilowatts used a day, 11.108 pence per kilowatt for the rest.

&

For day registers, 28.871 pence per kilowatt for the first 1.37kilowatts used a day, 9.612 pence per kilowatt for the rest

The night stuff is OK I think

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