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What does your gas & electric cost you?

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rocky4 Sun 14-Jan-18 00:40:56

Just that really. I have a 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 story house with utility. We moved in middle of September but there has been issues with energy company and the national data base and they have put a hold on our account until they sort it out. So we've never had a bill.

We got a smart meter installed yesterday at 5pm and it already shows we are £17 for the month so far, which has only started counting since it was installed !!

Please tell me this can't be correct sad

specialsubject Sun 14-Jan-18 20:11:20

£17 a day is a bit hefty. What tariff are you on? How much is each unit charge?

jemimarose Sun 14-Jan-18 20:13:48

Bloody fortune! 195 last month. Currently under blankets. 3 storey, 3 bed house with Bulb. confused

riledandharrassed Sun 14-Jan-18 20:16:23

£73 in 1 bed flat 2 adults . Baths every night . Lot of laundry with sports kit

MsHarry Sun 14-Jan-18 20:19:25

3 bed semi. 4 people. £106pm for gas and elec.

IHaveACuntingPlan Sun 14-Jan-18 20:21:22

3 bed house, 2 adults and 2 young dc. I've just paid £256 for the last quarter (gas and electric). Over summer it's about £100 cheaper. We don't put it on much though (our thermostat is set to just above 15•c) and I could do with swapping to a cheaper tariff but whenever I phone them up I feel like they're just throwing random numbers at me.

MsHarry Sun 14-Jan-18 20:23:31

Ours could be lower but we have a teenager who likes 15 min showers and I spend my life turning lights off and the TV off when nobody is in the room. I have turned into my mother!

gingerbreadmam Sun 14-Jan-18 20:24:06

My parents live in a two storey street house high ceilings and loft conversion and their bill for December was just over £200. I would never be able to afford that. Wish they would move.

blibblibs Sun 14-Jan-18 20:27:36

4 bed, 3 storey town house. Moved in early November and our first bill was £344 for 39 days shock
Needless to say the heating hasn't been on since! No gas, just electric sad

user1486076969 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:27:49

4 bed, 3 storey terrace £80 per month.

DavidGandyfanclubpresident Sun 14-Jan-18 20:31:32

Between £2.60 and £4.55 a day depending on whether we are home or at work.

TeddyIsaHe Sun 14-Jan-18 20:32:05

2 bed 2 bath terrace with just me and my 1 year old dd, I pay £46pm for both.

DontMakeMeShushYou Sun 14-Jan-18 20:32:36

Blimey - the rest of you are paying a fortune! We have a 4-bed semi with 4 of us at home - 2 secondary-age children. We pay £40 a month combined gas and electric.

We have a log burner so rarely have the heating on - thermostat is set at 16 and only comes on for a couple of hours each morning and evening.

Fluffy40 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:32:39

4 bed detached, inc teenagers, 130.00 per month

tinkerbellone Sun 14-Jan-18 20:35:16

3 bed detached bungalow, 4DC's and me (I admit I can't stand being cold & tumble dryer and washer on a lot) /£145 per month combined gas and electric.
Is that expensive? confused

Enidthecat Sun 14-Jan-18 20:36:56

4 bed, 3 story house 2 adults 2 kids. £85 ish in winter. Probably half that in summer.
Dp is militant when it comes to switching things off.

DrivingMeDaisy Sun 14-Jan-18 20:36:59

5 bed, 3 storey house, 2 adults, 3 kids - £106 for gas and electric each month.

Enidthecat Sun 14-Jan-18 20:38:22

But our boiler is ancient - no thermostat. Either on or off heating wise. I imagine it would be much less if we had an efficient one.

PoisonousSmurf Sun 14-Jan-18 20:38:29

We live out in the countryside in a 4 bedroom, two storey semi detached home. We don't have mains gas, so have to use bottled 47KG gas bottles for the central heating.
Every 6 weeks we spend £225 on three bottles during the winter months (Nov - April), but we don't use any the rest of the year.
Our electric runs the hot water and the cooker, so that's about £100 a month.
We have a dual fuel stove as well, so put that on when it's really cold. Most of the time we only just get up to 21c on cold days.

athingthateveryoneneeds Sun 14-Jan-18 20:39:55

3 stories, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. They've been charging us £123 pcm but have just lowered it to £68 pcm because we were building too much credit. We replaced a draughty basement window which has helped enormously with keeping downstairs warm.

riledandharrassed Sun 14-Jan-18 20:41:38

Christ ... so I pay a little less than people in actual houses fml ! We have a super high standing charge as it’s a community heating project 😂😫

BackforGood Sun 14-Jan-18 20:41:41

Rocky, does that include a standing charge for the month or something, rather than actual usage?
Our house is bigger than yours, and Victorian so all ceilings are high and the volume of each room is therefore bigger than a more modern house. We also have teens who feel the need to be plugged into several gadgets at once she says, watching TV, MNing on her laptop and charging her phone and don't grasp the concept of turning things off. We are frequently told by Utility companies that our usage is "way above" average usage, and get us to check our figures every year.
However, we are still only paying £131 per month for combined Gas + Elec.
£17 for one day can't be right if it doesn't include a standing charge.

TheFormidableMrsC Sun 14-Jan-18 20:41:45

I have what I consider a massive problem with gas and electricity. Single mum, one teenager, one six year old. I have a 3 bed, two bathroom 3 story house and pay £152 per month for my gas and electricity. It's always been huge and twice what everybody else in the street pays (with same facilities such as dishwasher and dryer). I try and cut back wherever I can. Turn heating on for an hour only when freezing. All the usual. It makes no difference. Switching made no difference. Very frustrating.

Phillipa12 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:44:35

3 bed victorian terrace (very thick walls) over 3 floors, 1 adult, 3dc under 9. I have thermostat set at 19 and my tumble dryer feels like its on permanently. Have just had my duel fuel tariff dropped to £83 a month as my credit was increasing rather than the usual decrease over winter. Have also turned into my mother when it comes to bath time water levels and lights being left on 😁

Toomuchstuff12 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:50:26

4 bedroom semi, victorian kind. Despite paying £275 a month it's still cold and draughty.

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