outofgas wrote: »
We recently moved into a rented bungalow in SouthEast, supplied by Calor, and informed by the rental company that this would be cheaper than standard gas supply. We'd previously been in a large flat in a coverted Georgian Grade 2 listed building, larger than the bungalow, and was paying approx £60 a month gas DD.
So now comes the shocking part, we filled up the Calor tank, as it was practically empty, and they put 1152 units in it, at 47.6p per unit, bill came to a very large £575. We thought this would last us almost a year, 6 weeks later gas ran out.
Would you expect to use that amount of gas in 6 weeks, we've got a small 3 bedroom bugalow, the gas is used for central heating, water, and cooker, have the heating on 22 degrees 24hrs a day, as we've got an 11month old.
Now i know we're probably a reasonably heavy as the property is always occupied and so heating needs to be constantly on, and we're in middle of winter, but i couldn't believe it when we got through the tank. I'd expect maybe £100 a month, but that usage just seemed outrageous, even if we left the temperature at 30, i'd never have thought you'd get through so much.
Anyone ever experienced anything similar or just tell me whether this is an expected amount to use? As we may only use tiny amount in summer, and it might even out a bit, although at this rate, we going to have beaten our previous properties yearly standard gas costs, in 2 months!
Calor said to me they were going to send out a gas consumption engineer to check our appliances, so we'll see how that goes.
Any advice would be appreciated.
scribbler101 wrote: »
Hi LPG Architect (why the name?)
I can't get your link to work, or find a chart in platts.
Anyone know a lpg price source - pref UK.
I am paying £80 for 2x47kg - not come down at all yet. Other experiences please?
midnight007 wrote: »
The link does not work for me niether.
Platts.com/Create Chart/Petrochemicals/LPG/Europe:Mideast:Africa/Propane NWE FOB ARA.
Maybe you could repost the link and we can try again.
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