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Average Electricity Costs Poll

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Energy
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  • just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on where to get some help from for my mother...she lives in a 1 bedroomed bungalow everything electric including a fire with one bar on it...she as the usual telly washer (which she uses once a week) and dryer and is on economy7....she recently swapped to eon from npower as her bills were coming in at over a grand every 3 months and all i got on the phone was "well she must of used it" so i changed her to eon and her quarterly bill as just come in for £500 which still seems very high to me i live in a 3 bedroomed semi with my mrs and 2 teenagers and mine is £50 p/m although we have gas heating but my mothers out 3 days a week for dialysis and no matter how much i phone and try to sort it i always get the same answer...its just about cleaning her out....:(
  • tiggerkian,

    £1,000 for 3 months?? Sounds like she is on the wrong tariff. Economy 7 as I understand it is for use with storage heaters to take advantage of cheaper rates - you don't mention these - these also need to be set correctly so that they are only on during the low rate. Same for hot water heating.

    You need to create a new thread on the main gas and electricity board - you'll get better responses from people who are familiar with E7 tariffs there.

    Re the bill have you checked it is based on actual (a) measurements?

    There are also grants for insulation depending on your mums circumstances - definatly worth a look at.

    All suppliers are supposed to do social tariffs but there are very few that appear on the comparison sites so it is hard to know how they compare with other tariffs.

    As I say though you need to post a new thread on the main gas and electricity board? You should get a better response there.

    There is an eon rep on these boards who should be able to sort things out.
  • I have always had issues with my gas and electric bill.
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  • 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????


    any advice???

    cheers.

    Have you used an energy monitor to help you identify energy waste? I use one and have reduced my electricity DD from £95 a month to £66! I found out what appliances cost the most being on standby or not turned off when not in use.

    I know my 'baseline' now so when all unnecessary items are off i.e. when I go to bed or leave for work and when I am at home I try and keep it as close to that as possible.

    Think there's a few out there but mine is a Current Cost one. They have a few models available to suit your needs.

    Hope this helps you...
  • britishboybritishboy Forumite
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    Hi
    Can someone see if this sounds about right please, 2 bed mid terrace maisonette with converted loft, 4 adults living there (me and girlf in loft). No bath, condensing combi boiler for shower, no tumble dryer, my bills coming in at £48 per month for both gas and electric, sound about right?

    Have a lot of mains voltage spots in ceilings
  • KPR11KPR11 Forumite
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if someone can help please, we got our electricity bill yesterday and it for £268.95 (from 29th Nov to 22 Feb) :shocked:! We switched from EON to EDF (online saver v3)! My housemate and I live in a 2 bed flat and it is one of the modern ones so we do not have gas, it is electric onlyf flat!! We also have an economy 7 meter!! The bill just seems way too much!!

    Thanks
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  • britishboy wrote: »
    Hi
    Can someone see if this sounds about right please, 2 bed mid terrace maisonette with converted loft, 4 adults living there (me and girlf in loft). No bath, condensing combi boiler for shower, no tumble dryer, my bills coming in at £48 per month for both gas and electric, sound about right?

    Have a lot of mains voltage spots in ceilings

    Yes thats good. We are in a 3 bed semi with 2 adults but we dont use the bath and our bills are £40 a month for G&E so yes your bill is very good, unless you mean £48 each fuel? Then I would say probably not too good but certainly not as bad as some on here
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    is this anygood?

    first 78 kwh x 23.207--£18.10
    next 816 kwh x 10.397--£84.84

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  • Hello all,

    Could anyone give me a little bit of advice?, Im renting a 1 bed first floor flat with all electricity no gas, it has 2 storage heaters and the immursion tank? both on economy 7, I moved in on the 1st of feb and put on 30 quid then another 30 on the middle of the month, so far I have about 13 quid left, so about 60 quid a month, but tbh I havent actually been here a lot in the day as I have been helping my father with bits and pieces, so all thats running is my fridge.

    At night I have pc on for few hours or tv, other then that it's the iron once in the morning or electric cooker thats hardly used tbh.

    I am with edf and use a prepaid meter, this takes of 1.50 a week just for being there, but the lady said on the phone this works out normal like non pre payment people?.

    I am only here until the end of APril as the landlord has sold the place, just wondered if this is a typical thing.

    Thanks.:)
  • we moved in to a largish 2 bedroom house at the start of june 09 and are with British Gas for both G&E.

    Ok, there are high ceilings and it takes alot to heat. And we don't have a thermostat-we're renting so can't fit one either. It's just the 2 of us so it still seems like a ridiculous leap even over the cold winter period.

    anyone have any suggestions or comment on if this sounds normal...?


    gas
    08 Jun 09 to 24 Sep 09 - £51.32
    25 Sep 09 to 16 Dec 09 - £361.21
    17 Dec 09 to 16 Mar 10 - £412.60

    electricity
    08 Jun 09 to 25 Sep 09 - £61.18
    26 Sep 09 to 16 Dec 09 - 185.58
    17 Dec 09 to 16 Mar 10 - 123.75

    the gas is astronomical, isn't it???
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