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    • NadineR
    • By NadineR 13th Sep 17, 6:17 PM
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    Spike in gas usage??
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    • 13th Sep 17, 6:17 PM
    Spike in gas usage?? 13th Sep 17 at 6:17 PM
    Having been stung for a rather large final bill from a previous provider I have been keeping a close eye on our usage. After numerous meter readings from June to date I can see that on average we use 1.5 units of gas a day until September, where average daily usage has shot up to 8.4 units a day. Why could this be?

    We are yet to turn our heating on and I wouldn't say hot water usage has increased particularly.

    Any advice on how to track this more effectively and identify the reason for such a spike?

    TIA
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 13th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
    Can you post your readings please
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 13th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
    Are you getting this information about a spike from the online data ?

    I seem to recall a recent similar post. The conclusion was that we had too much information and this "spike" should be ignored.
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    • dogshome
    • By dogshome 14th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
    Assuming you have a Metric meter, you have been using appx 16.8KWh a day since June, but now that has shot up to appx 94KWh even though the heating is not yet on.

    Two possibilities come to mind
    1) You have a serious Gas leak somewhere on the output pipework from the meter
    2) You have a battery powered Digital Gas Meter that has gone rogue.

    Having eliminated (1), check (2) by turning off all gas appliances then check the meter for movement every 2 hours for 1/2 a day
    • G_M
    • By G_M 17th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
    ..... I have been keeping a close eye on our usage. After numerous meter readings from June to date I can see
    Originally posted by NadineR
    Reading what?

    Smart meter? Wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
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