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  • michael1983l
    I think you have your bills the wrong way around there. Gas is by far the more expensive fuel and you seem to be using more gas than electric.
  • shazza71
    at the moment, our gas is 35 per week and 25 electric per week...
    • Andy_WSM
    • By Andy_WSM 17th Feb 10, 9:42 AM
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    Andy_WSM
    Gas is by far the more expensive fuel
    Originally posted by michael1983l
    No it's not! Gas is half the price of electric per kw/h, maybe even cheaper depending on your tariff, but definitely NOT more expensive!
  • KimYeovil
    Note that the exact same consumption (the national average of 20500/3300) can vary in price by 40%!!!! You can pay 75 on one tariff and payment method and pay 105 for the exact same consumption on a more expensive tariff!!

    But for some reason a ridiculous number of people still choose to continue to pay the 40% premium.
  • Mrs Thrify
    People's DD will be less than what they are using due to having built up a nest of savings during the summer months to be in credit for the winter months.

    We all need to read our meters often and submit to our fuel company's to keep out heads above dept.

    Pre haps by investing in a home energy monitor if you do not have a given smart meter will help as it is a visual reminder that every time we switch something on we pay for it like buying something in the shops.
    If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 17th Feb 10, 1:13 PM
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    mjm3346
    I think you have your bills the wrong way around there. Gas is by far the more expensive fuel and you seem to be using more gas than electric.
    Originally posted by michael1983l
    Right way round, computers running 24/7 seem to use quite a bit.
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  • KimYeovil
    Right way round, computers running 24/7 seem to use quite a bit.
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Remember to check single fuel tabs on comparison sites as well as dual fuel if using a lot of electricity.
  • Mrs Thrify
    Right way round, computers running 24/7 seem to use quite a bit.
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Look into buying a Eco Button as a visual reminder to put the computer on standby every time you leave it running.
    Will help with the electric bill
    If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
    Spring begins on 21st March.
  • KimYeovil
    Look into buying a Eco Button as a visual reminder to put the computer on standby every time you leave it running.
    Will help with the electric bill
    Originally posted by julie_d
    Not if they are servers. Not only no standby the nature of servers is they can consume hundreds of processes and hence max out CPUs and PMUs as much as any 3D renderer despite the apparent modest 'active' work they are doing.
  • Mrs Thrify
    Not if they are servers. Not only no standby the nature of servers is they can consume hundreds of processes and hence max out CPUs and PMUs as much as any 3D renderer despite the apparent modest 'active' work they are doing.
    Originally posted by KimYeovil
    Kim, can you explain that again in simple English.Thanks
    If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
    Spring begins on 21st March.
  • Nade
    Kim, can you explain that again in simple English.Thanks
    Originally posted by julie_d
    They run servers at their house. Servers as being sharing files, storing files or using it as an internet web page server. You leave servers running 24/7 (or when your using them in some cases), I used to use 1 for all my movies and file hosting for work BUT my electricity became too high so it's in the cupboard.


    Can anyone tell me this:

    I am with E-On and I have their Pre-Payment meter with the KEY. I have just read my receipts and it seems I've been putting in 170 per month, is this right?

    No way 2 people in a flat could spend this amount??:/
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 17th Feb 10, 4:26 PM
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    mjm3346
    Not if they are servers. Not only no standby the nature of servers is they can consume hundreds of processes and hence max out CPUs and PMUs as much as any 3D renderer despite the apparent modest 'active' work they are doing.
    Originally posted by KimYeovil
    It's a few PCs running various Boinc projects so they are running at close to 100% all the time.
    Meter has been read today, 2353 kWh for the quarter which is down a bit as one PC has been off most of the quarter.

    Looking at the BG websaver 6 tariff the bill will be around 200 so knocked a 100 off compared to my average bill by switching tariff and using less.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 17-02-2010 at 4:34 PM.
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  • Nade
    It's a few PCs running various Boinc projects so they are running at close to 100% all the time.
    Meter has been read today, 2353 kWh for the quarter which is down a bit as one PC has been off most of the quarter.
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Do you run F@H then?

    Wish I could have my server on :P.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 17th Feb 10, 4:40 PM
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    mjm3346
    Not F @ H, World community grid, rosetta etc

    http://boincstats.com/stats/boinc_user_graph.php?pr=bo&id=1382898

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    • gatita
    • By gatita 17th Feb 10, 6:03 PM
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    gatita
    Why is that everyone here seems to be paying so much less than me? Why do I have to pay 120-150+ in a flat.
    Originally posted by Nade
    I agree with you Nade! my monthly bills for the last 2 months have been well over 140 dual fual (actual reading.) thats EACH month by the way!
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    • dannymccann
    • By dannymccann 17th Feb 10, 7:00 PM
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    dannymccann
    3 bed new build, 2 adults and a dog

    20 gas / 20 electric / 18 water a month

    Gas / elec is in credit come winter at those rate and is used up fully during cold spells. Due to the extended cold spell we are STILL suffering with it might not cover it this year

    edit - powershower / electric shower 1x each per day, Gas CH, gas hob, electric oven, slimline dishwasher, all bulbs energy saving, 19", 23" and 32" TV usually 2 on at once, xbox 360, low power PC (needs upgrading really ), 2 laptops
    Last edited by dannymccann; 17-02-2010 at 7:03 PM.
  • shegar
    I think you have your bills the wrong way around there. Gas is by far the more expensive fuel and you seem to be using more gas than electric.
    Originally posted by michael1983l
    I dont think I agree with your comment on gas being dearer that electric , I pay 35 per month for electric and 52 on gas. We have full gas central heating, on 14 hours per day at 21 degrees , well insulated bungalow, DG, newish combi boiler, 7 radiators, electric power shower used twice a day , I dont think I could heat my home on electric for 52 per month, well no way, Id need that for a week.
  • embrace
    i pay 100 pound a month for electric on a pre paid meter at 12.95 per kw no outstanding bill
    i live in a large 3 bedroom bungalow 2 reception rooms i am a stay at home mum use the dishwasher once a day wahing machine once a day ...no tumble dryer
    i have two teenager boys
    1 xbox 3 laptops usual other things
    this seems a lot to me but i have bought an energy monitor (owl) and it seems to be correct...... i even have energy saving lightbulbs ......
    why are all the above so much cheaper than mine lol
    Last edited by embrace; 13-03-2010 at 9:19 PM. Reason: missed
    • chocolateteddy
    • By chocolateteddy 14th Mar 10, 9:15 AM
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    chocolateteddy
    Hi I pay 47 per month elec and 28 a month gas (with Atlantic and get 1 months dd back a year in discount) I was worried about winter bill as it has been cold! so I joined imeasure.org and each week I input my readings and as I tell them the unit price it works out how much I am using in I can tell you I now go round after the kids turning off the lights!! They (the kids) are getting there as there can now see by way of a chart what it costs (have managed to knock a 1/3 off our elec consumption over the last month so bills should be lower) and it helps oxford university in data collection also tells you how your carbon output quite pleased we have old victorian house wooden floorboards and last week we were a B!!!


    Also our library (suffolk) offers loans of energy monitors so waiting to see what else I can save on
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  • viktory
    I was paying 80 a month for gas and electric (3 adults, fairly recently built two bed house) and have built up a big credit of 200 so am now only paying 5 a month to use the credit. I read the meter and input the readings online every month to ensure I don't slip into debt.
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