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    • MissTasmanian
    • By MissTasmanian 26th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
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    How much gas do you use a year?
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    • 26th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
    How much gas do you use a year? 26th Aug 17 at 2:01 PM
    We're going to get gas installed soon and are struggling to decide between a prepayment meter or a credit meter.

    With SSE:
    The pay and go rate is 3.693p per kWh

    And their domestic tariff is:
    5.445p for the first 2,000 kWh
    and then 3.732p for anything over 2,000 kWh.

    So I'd need to use 7000 kWh or more a year to make the credit meter worthwhile.

    It's a three bedroom, detached house but between the two of us we only use a few of the rooms and we're both pretty frugal with the temperature and we spend all day at work. Do you think we'd be anywhere close to 7000 kWh around £300 a year?
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    • saverbuyer
    • By saverbuyer 27th Aug 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 8:17 PM
    You'd have to be seriously frugal to get away with £300 a year. That's 25 a month on average. Granted I have a gas cooker but go through nearly twice that. My house is well insulated. Are you changing to a combi or system boiler? I've a system boiler so still heat a pressurised tank, that probably adds a few quid to my bill.
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 27th Aug 17, 10:08 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 10:08 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 10:08 PM
    We got gas installed in January. Combi boiler. 3 bed semi, in the middle of some renovations so not insulated as well as it should be. Heating is only on in the mornings and evenings and we have a Worcester Wave thermostat. We've used 7400kW in just under 8 months.
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    • kyral
    • By kyral 27th Aug 17, 11:56 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 11:56 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 11:56 PM
    Im in a 3 bed end of terrace and have a prepay meter with Firmus. Over the last 3 years we have averaged £300 / 350 a year. everybody out at school or work through the week. Best move ever to get away from oil and we are never cold.
    • JulieElizabeth
    • By JulieElizabeth 28th Aug 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 10:40 AM
    I've just checked and my gas bill for the last calendar year was, in total £153.58. That's just heating and hot water.


    Got bottled gas for cooker which is about £35 each and is changed about every 9-10 months (I don't cook a lot!)
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    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 28th Aug 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 11:34 AM
    Four bedroomed detached quite new build with combi boiler. Last year 11270kWh at a cost of £338 but as prices are rising and maybe factoring in a cooler winter, the company now estimate the coming year will cost £416. I work from home so occasionally have the CH on during really cold days, otherwise I grin and bear it!
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    • MoneyMate
    • By MoneyMate 28th Aug 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 12:30 PM
    E.ON 3.785p per kWh,standing charge 21.903p per day.
    annual usage 8400 kWh
    3 bed house. Combi Boiler.
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    • saverbuyer
    • By saverbuyer 28th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
    Just looking at my last year's usage. 15000 kWh. Looking at others usage. I think I need to turn the thermostat down a notch.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 28th Aug 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 2:20 PM
    Just looking at my last year's usage. 15000 kWh. Looking at others usage. I think I need to turn the thermostat down a notch.
    Originally posted by saverbuyer
    Blimey only one notch !!
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 28th Aug 17, 2:34 PM
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    Just looking at my last year's usage. 15000 kWh. Looking at others usage. I think I need to turn the thermostat down a notch.
    Originally posted by saverbuyer
    14500 last couple of years.....and that's 3 bedroom gas heating and cooking.......using the heating normally the thermostat is set at 21
    We are in North East and can imagine if living in the South East it would be less consumption

    Gas bill was £375
    Last edited by gardner1; 28-08-2017 at 6:46 PM.
    • MissTasmanian
    • By MissTasmanian 28th Aug 17, 2:46 PM
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    Wow, that was a lot more than I was expecting :O

    We spent £500 a year on oil and we thought gas would be a lot cheaper.
    • tara747
    • By tara747 12th Sep 17, 4:23 PM
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    My total expenditure on gas in the last 12 months: £110. That's for heating, hot water (inc. shower) and cooking.


    I'm out at work all day, which probably makes a difference. But still!
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