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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
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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.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 30th Sep 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 3:50 PM
    It's weird but we seem to have used way, way more gas this last month than in the last three years in September or in previous months this year. The boiler is 18 months old and we have recently installed new double glazing throughout so the only conclusion I have come to so far is either:

    a) The boiler has gone wrong or

    b) OH continuously ignores my behests not to turn the stat up so high.

    I am going with option b, having consulted our wonderful gas engineer dude but will continue to monitor the situation/OH.

    Best of luck with sorting it out, NadineR.
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