Electricity consumption high

Our latest bill shows that our daily electricity usage is around 33kw per day.  We live in a 2 bedroom terraced house, with a gas boiler, and gas hob. We have 2 tvs, 2 mobile phones, a computer, a laptop, a dehumidifier for the basement, and an electric radiator for the kitchen. Why is our electricity usage so high?
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  • How long is the electric radiator on in the kitchen and what is it's rating 1 or 2 kWh?

    Do you have an electric shower?

    What's the rating if the dehumidifier in watts and how long is that on for

    Do you have an older or large American style fridge freezer? 
  • Krakkkers
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    Dehumidifier and radiator stand out.
    How long are they on for and what wattage.
  • The dehumidifier is on all the time, as it keeps the basement dry. The kitchen radiator is 2kw and is on for around 8 hours per day.
  • Krakkkers
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    There is your problem. What wattage is the dehumidifier?
    Kitchen radiator is upto 16kwh of your usage.
  • Yes. I've just worked it out.  I have been checking out average household usage, and mine seemed excessively high. It must be that nobody else uses electric radiators. I thought just using one electric radiator would be better than having the whole central heating on, but I guess not.
  • Krakkkers
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    Electricity is 4 times the price of gas.
  • comeandgo
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    robbo1970 said:
    Yes. I've just worked it out.  I have been checking out average household usage, and mine seemed excessively high. It must be that nobody else uses electric radiators. I thought just using one electric radiator would be better than having the whole central heating on, but I guess not.
    Your radiators for each room should have a thermostat.  If you don’t want a room heated put it at the lowest setting.
  • A quick Google search shows that the average UK 4-5 bedroom home with 4-5 people uses11.78 kw per day.. That's less than my radiator used per day. Looks like I'm gonna have to get rid of the radiator.
  • Can't believe I was thinking about getting an electric car.
  • robbo1970 said:
    Can't believe I was thinking about getting an electric car.

    An electric car should be combined with a smart meter and an EV tariff so you won't pay 28-30p kWh for your electric car more like 6-10p kWh depending on your provider.

    It's easy to jump to unlinked conclusions.
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