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06/04/2013 at 07:01
How much is your monthly gas & electric bill?
Ive just had one from the 22nd Dec - 1st April so about 3 months and its over £500, I think alot of it is from when we had to keep the house heated to about 23 constantly when Ben first came home from special care but was not expecting the bill to be quite that bad!
06/04/2013 at 07:26
Well we pay £100 a month DD but have had a bill from dec to march like you and they want another £158!! So very similar to your situation. We have started to turn the radiators off now as its a joke. I feel your pain
06/04/2013 at 07:38
We pay £33 for each per month. We live in a large 3 bed house and have the heating on for about 9 hours of the day/eve during the winter when we're at work. if I'm home and its cold the heating's on all day.
That does seem quite a lot to be paying.
06/04/2013 at 08:07
We pay £100 a month for both but have def used more since I've been a sahm, when you're out you don't have it so hot do you. We have ours on low all night as S is still up a lot and I hate getting up in the cold to settle him. Have you got thermostats so you can turn some rooms up or down more? Or if you stay in one room more have the rads on low and use an electric heater for that room as that way you are keeping the rest of the house cooler than cranking it all up for just one room x
06/04/2013 at 08:12
We pay £80 a month by direct debit and they still want a further £190. Is your boiler a new or old one? Older boilers tend to be inefficient leading to higher bill. Hopefully, spring/summer will turn up at some point and last a lot longer than September.
06/04/2013 at 08:25
Thanks all, seems like everyone's is alot! We have it cool most of the time, no hotter than about 18 degrees, and radiators are off in some rooms
06/04/2013 at 08:34
We pay £190 a month gas and electric.
06/04/2013 at 08:59
We pay 70 total for both but had to argue for that. Is it an estimated bill bailey? The difference in our readings and theirs was about 200 quid do worth checking. Do you pay by direct debit? They might let you spread this bill across the cheaper summer months xx
06/04/2013 at 09:07
The electric part was estimated but I think we've used even more than that! Isn't a direct debit so think I'm going to pay half then set one up for the rest
06/04/2013 at 10:31
We pay £99 a month for gas and elec which works out about what we use. Plus £22 per month for water.
Our house is a new build 3 bed semi, we have the heating set to 'on' all the time and the thermostat set to click in at 19 or 20 degrees but often crank it up as its been v cold.
06/04/2013 at 11:14
Pretty much what hep said, ours is £100 a month, that's gone up a lot since last year though. It pretty much covers it, we're in credit over the summer and it gets swallowed up in the winter.
Ours is a 3 bed about 25 years old and we set the thermostat to 18 and leave the heating on constant. The boiler is fairly new.
06/04/2013 at 13:18
Def set up a direct debit as you often get slight discounts for doing so. Not sure what we pay monthly, but we recently had about £300 back as we'd overpaid over a period of time, due to having a new boiler and heating system installed. Reading this though we prob should have kept it in the account to cover this winter with me being home. We've also put the heating to be on constantly overnight as we worried about S getting cold, so think we need to knock that down a bit now she's bigger. I tend to keep it at 18 during the day, 19 when it drops cooler in the evening and 16 at night. It's on a time period thing, so I have to manually put it up to the 18 every few hours which prevents me leaving it on when I'm out. It's so wrong that it's too expensive to keep our children warm and it's been a long winter this year.
06/04/2013 at 13:35
I used to hate the prepay meters we have in this house from the previous owners but now that I'm on ML I'm actually glad as you don't notice it so much when it's paid weekly. That does seen a lot but I guess you've been home keeping B warm.
06/04/2013 at 14:58
I'd dreading ours. They dropped our dd from £100 to £75 for ours so im expecting a whopping bill too. The lower amount was when H was in afghan and I worked 12+ hours a day... We've a two bed mid terraced.
My brother is an electrician and was telling my mom her ten year old boiler was and I wss horrified.
06/04/2013 at 15:09
We were paying about £90 per month for gas and electric up until near the end of last year, then because of a combination of the cold weather so therefore having the heating on more, and increase in prices, our DD went up to about £140 per month. I'm hoping that will reduce a bit as we've just had a new boiler fitted which should be a lot more efficient than the old one.
07/04/2013 at 18:43
We pay £70 pm for gas,elec, phone & broadband and are in credit. I rarely have the heating on though.
07/04/2013 at 23:06
Oh i thought we were the only ones! we have just paid off a £420 bill and have just recieved another one for £480. We dont have gas and theres only 2 of us........ its pretty high as we dont even have proper heating (plug in oil heaters and a wood burner). Wish we could afford solar power but given we havent seen the sun in agessssssssss.........................
08/04/2013 at 07:49
We pay £89 a month (for gas & electric) and just got our and of year bill and we were in credit!!! We changed to Edf last year so this is a first for us, we use to pay the same amount plus a few hundred extra when each bill came through! We spent ages paying off a bill to British Gas for an extra grand or so when we last moved!!
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