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mum26 wrote: »
Hi everyone, please could you give me your opinions on whether our meter is correct?
We live in a 3 storey, 3 bedroom mid terraced house. It was a brand new build when we moved in sept 2003. Our central heating / hot water and hob are all gas powered and those bills have been fine.
Our electricity meter, obviously newly installed when we moved in, currently reads approx 59700.00, which gives us an annual usage of just under 10000 kwh?
Our next door neighbours meter is about 2/3rds "lower".
All our lightbulbs are energy saving, we have modern appliances, my washing machine, fridge and dishwasher are A rated and upwards, I have a chest freezer (kept well stocked), an electric fan oven which I try be economical with, a tumble drier which is only used during the coldest and wettest months.
I've got one of those little electricity monitor things on the way but whenever we query the usage with the electricity provider they say it is average, but from looking at various sites it would appear approx 6000 kwh is about average for a 3/ 4 bed family home?
Also when I put our details into moneysupermarket utility comparison form it flagged up the kwh amount as being much higher than average and told me to check our figures!
mum26 wrote: »
I've got one of those little electricity monitor things on the way
Hemel_Saint wrote: »
prompted by this thread, I decided to do a bit of investigation of my Electric bill.
Is there anyone who can help and give some guidance on what should be an average usage of units or cost?
I live in a 3-bed mid-terrace and over the last 12 months the average is 34 units a day working out at £68 a month. Surely, I am way too high????
Beckyp1976 wrote: »
Sorry if this is in the wrong place I can never work out how to post a new thread!
WE live in a mid terrace 3 bed (old and draughty). It's rented and just has storage heaters which we hardly use. We are on a key meter but it is currently costing 30-40 per week. Surely this is too much????
We have a wood burner which heats downstairs, 2 fridges and a chest freezer, no gas. Our hot water is only from an immersion heater - could this be the culprit?
ploddo wrote: »
We live in and work from a 3 bed semi. Four adults. 2 freezers, two fridges, dishwasher microwave and duel fuel cooker. Also 1pc, 2 laptops, 4tv's, 1 xbox. None of these on all the time. Underfloor heating in the kitchen - on overnight, and the bathroom, on all the time (17c) Immersion heater on for 4 hours in the cheap rate, and 1 storage heater. Main heating is via multifuel burner. All the lights are energy saving, the house is well insulated and double glazed. Here I am sitting looking at the 'Owl' showing me a 9.016 per hour cost. We have only one tv (low energy, new one) 1 pc (low energy new one) and bathroom floor heating plus 2 lights on. We use around 15,000 (!) units per annum. My tariff is edf v6 online which was costing £112 per month and has just changed to £130 although the account is clear with no debt or credit, and I have just had a letter advising increase in tariff which will put another £10 per month on the bill! AArghhh.................
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