Does my gas bill seem crazy high?

Pythagorous
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edited 31 January at 10:14PM in Energy
Gas just used for heating and a vent tumble dryer. 4 bed detached home. Heating on for maybe average 2 hours per day. Tumble dryer used on average maybe 45mins/day. I used 4898KwH in the last 6 weeks. Seems very high, but I've nothing to compare to. What do you guys think? 
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  • elsien
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    You need to be looking at your actual usage, not the monthly amounts. Have you take and readings and checked the bills?  
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  • Pythagorous
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    edited 31 January at 10:18PM
    elsien said:
    You need to be looking at your actual usage, not the monthly amounts. Have you take and readings and checked the bills?  
    Thanks. I've edited it. The bills look okay (paying ~12p/kWh)
  • Green_hopeful
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    12 p/kwh seems a lot if that’s gas. 
  • MikeJXE
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    Gas just used for heating and a vent tumble dryer. 4 bed detached home. Heating on for maybe average 2 hours per day. Tumble dryer used on average maybe 45mins/day. I used 4898KwH in the last 6 weeks. Seems very high, but I've nothing to compare to. What do you guys think? 
    Baring in mind the average gas usage for a 4 bed is !5,000kWh per year I would guess it is high but then again winter is usually high 
  • Pythagorous
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    MikeJXE said:
    Gas just used for heating and a vent tumble dryer. 4 bed detached home. Heating on for maybe average 2 hours per day. Tumble dryer used on average maybe 45mins/day. I used 4898KwH in the last 6 weeks. Seems very high, but I've nothing to compare to. What do you guys think? 
    Baring in mind the average gas usage for a 4 bed is !5,000kWh per year I would guess it is high but then again winter is usually high 
    Thanks. yeah, I guess that's my question. Does it seem right for this time of year to be using this much based on my heating being on 2-3hrs/day and tumble dryer 45mins/day
  • Krakkkers
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    12p a kwh is almost double what others are paying, price cap is around 7p so how are you paying that.
    4898 kwh over 6 weeks indicates a lot more than 2 hours heating a day.
    Its 115 kwh a day and my not very well insulated 22 year old 4 bed detached might use 90 kwh on a freezing day if on for 12 hours.
  • Pythagorous
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    edited 31 January at 10:40PM
    Krakkkers said:
    12p a kwh is almost double what others are paying, price cap is around 7p so how are you paying that.
    4898 kwh over 6 weeks indicates a lot more than 2 hours heating a day.
    Its 115 kwh a day and my not very well insulated 22 year old 4 bed detached might use 90 kwh on a freezing day if on for 12 hours.
    Regarding the 12p price, I'm in NI. We have limited providers and I think it's about the same for them all. Hmm, that's v weird hearing your figs. I wonder what's going on with the usage figures though. Could the tumble dryer be using that much gas!? 
  • Krakkkers
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    Tumble dryers use no gas they are electric.
  • Green_hopeful
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    I think tumble dryers can be gas. 

    I think the average gas usage is about 12000 kWh per year but that’s obviously an average. I think we used to use double that to heat a large house. 
  • Pythagorous
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    Krakkkers said:
    Tumble dryers use no gas they are electric.
    Gas ones use gas strangely enough! 
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