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How much should Gas and Electric cost?!

Last post Wed, Jun 06 2007, 9:04 PM by csh06. 2 replies.
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  •  Wed, Jun 06 2007, 9:04 PM

    Re: How much should Gas and Electric cost?!

    Just have the usual stuff really, the heating is gas, have got a combi boiler.  I use the dishwasher once every 2 days, do about 5 loads of washing a week and use the tumble dryer for about 2 hours a week.

    Ta

    csh

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  •  Wed, Jun 06 2007, 4:04 PM

    Re: How much should Gas and Electric cost?!

    csh,

    That's quite a big consumption for a quarter. The Annual UK Average is only 3,300kwh.

    I'd make sure that you address this issue first and ask yourself whether you're a high user of electricity.

    Do you know what tariff you're on?

    Some simple ways to make sure you're paying less for your energy is to:

    Apply for a Dual Fuel Product - Gas & Electric on the same tariff
    Manage your account online - Opt for an 'Online' product and get discounts of c.£15 p/annum.
    Pay your bills by Monthly Direct Debit - This method of payment can also bring about discounts of c.£15 p/annum.

    By doing this I would expect that you could save c.£200 a year on your bills.

    I'm still concerned by your consumption levels though. Can you give me some more information about appliances etc...


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  •  Tue, Jun 05 2007, 6:56 PM

    How much should Gas and Electric cost?!

    Hi i got a electric bill this morning from BG for £222.74 this was for electric used 06 Feb 2007 to 04 May 2007  I also got a gas bill for £107 for 20th Feb til 22 May.  By my maths thats over £100 per month for a 3 bed mid terrace for 2 adults and 1 child. We both work full time so the house is empty most of the time.  Does this sound right? Heres the breakdown of the bill, i know it says estimate but when i checked the meter its actually higher so its not an over estimate.

    Thanks for any advice

    csh

    Reading date Reading type Reading kWh 05 Feb 2007 Estimated 19336 12 Mar 2007 Estimated 20202 866.00 26 Apr 2007 Estimated 21197 995.00 04 May 2007 Estimated 21366 169.00 Electricity used 2030.00

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