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    aaronstevens
    How do I convert cubic meters into kWh HELP huge Gas bill!!!!
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    • 18th Dec 08, 8:32 PM
    How do I convert cubic meters into kWh HELP huge Gas bill!!!! 18th Dec 08 at 8:32 PM
    Hi all,

    Would someone be able to tell me how I convert cubic meters into kWh????? I have just moved into my flat (2 months) and I received my second monthly gas bill yesterday and its come in @ 90 (for one month) which I think is HUGE for a two bedroom semi dethatched flat!!!! Ive been taking daily readings and it looks like we are using 4-5 Cubic Meters a day, is that a lot??? We have a Vaillant combi boiler and use gas heating, gas hob and obviously gas to hot the water. We have the heating @ 6am 8am then 5.30pm 10pm everyday, does 90 a moth seem a lot to you????

    Thanks for your help,

    Aaron
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  • Magentasue
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    • 18th Dec 08, 8:35 PM
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    • 18th Dec 08, 8:35 PM
    Approx 1 unit = 11kwh.

    44-55kwh a day seems great to me - we're using twice that now (3 bed house).

    I suppose obvious questions are, are the meter readings accurate on the statement? Or are they estimated? And the temp for the heating - how long it's on for is one thing, how high you have it is another.
    Last edited by Magentasue; 18-12-2008 at 8:38 PM.
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    • By Cardew 18th Dec 08, 8:38 PM
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    • 18th Dec 08, 8:38 PM
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    • 18th Dec 08, 8:38 PM
    It is approx 11.5kWh for 1 unit(cubic metre)

    So 55 to 65kWh a day - 2 ish a day.

    Certainly not high in mid winter.
  • prudryden
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:23 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:23 PM
    In 5 hrs I used 7.09 units = 79.28 kwh at setting on thermostat at 18. I am right now asking BG to check the meter, but they are refusing. What can I do? I have had a Corgi guy around this morning, he tested the boiler - everything fine , thermostat fine, no gas leaks from meter. He reckons it is the meter. Sometimes it uses 2 1/2 units in a hour.
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  • espresso
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:26 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:26 PM
    In 5 hrs I used 7.09 units = 79.28 kwh at setting on thermostat at 18. I am right now asking BG to check the meter, but they are refusing. What can I do? I have had a Corgi guy around this morning, he tested the boiler - everything fine , thermostat fine, no gas leaks from meter. He reckons it is the meter. Sometimes it uses 2 1/2 units in a hour.
    Originally posted by prudryden
    When you say units, what units? Imperial or metric.
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  • prudryden
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:54 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 3:54 PM
    When you say units, what units? Imperial or metric.
    Originally posted by espresso
    BG gas units as indicated on bill.
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 19th Dec 08, 4:06 PM
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    ariba10
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    • 19th Dec 08, 4:06 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 4:06 PM
    Have a look at your meter. If it is metric it will have M3 on it.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
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