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    • Jessicamcauley
    • By Jessicamcauley 12th Sep 19, 1:17 PM
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    How much do you pay for your gas and electricity?
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:17 PM
    How much do you pay for your gas and electricity? 12th Sep 19 at 1:17 PM
    Hi,
    I was wondering how much you guys pay for your gas and electricity? I have a combi boiler with EDF energy, and the bills are literally doubling every quarter, but they are refusing to come out and check the meters. I live alone in a 2 bed flat, i keep the gas switched off all day, except for:

    5 minutes to heat the water so i can wash dishes
    10 minutes to heat the water so i can shower (usually 3 or 4 times per week)
    1 or 2 hours to dry clothes (once a week)

    Yet my bill says im using £26.52 per day?
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 12th Sep 19, 1:23 PM
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    £5 a day 7 bed property 4 receptions rooms (2 houses merged to 1)
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 12th Sep 19, 1:26 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:26 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:26 PM
    Are you growing something in your attic
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 12th Sep 19, 1:37 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:37 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:37 PM
    £16 pm for gas
    £28 pm for electric on a pre-pay meter
    Both with (British) Scottish Gas.

    I'm in a 2 bed, 60's ex-council flat in Scotland.

    Why do you out the water on for washing dishes if it's just you? Wouldn't it be cheaper to boil a kettle?

    Is everything (electric) switched off / unplugged when not in use? Obviously not fridge / freezer.

    Can you not hang your clothes outside to dry? Or air-dry them inside without the use of radiators?

    What is your cooker? Gas/electric/both and what do you use hob/oven/daily combination of both?

    How often do you read your meters? Have you checked to make sure the meter you think is yours is the one EDF are billing you for? Are your bills actual or estimated?

    Have you kept a daily meter reading log for a month and reported the figures to EDF?

    Have you lodged a complaint with them? If so, what did you say and their response?

    Lastly, What type of flat are you in? Small/medium/large block? Modern /older/ old purpose built? Or old/older house conversion?
    • Vegastare
    • By Vegastare 12th Sep 19, 1:57 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:57 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:57 PM
    So do they break down the cost i e gas /usage/cost per month and electric.
    Is this estimated or do you have a smart meter for billing or do you send readings and submit. How to they get the quarters readings!
    The price is way out...if you use so little, plus this quarter being summer should be lower. Is this a new build I wonder because could be problem with the other flats when the electric and gas was installed. A comment dropped into a chat with another resident might give you an idea what there cost are

    I could see more expense if you had underfloor heating, hot tub etc but no way £175 for a flat. The only thing that eats electricity is the dryer.

    As for EDF I would formally ask why they are refusing to not come out and check....say you want there reason so you can escalate your query to the regulator....might help
    • Talldave
    • By Talldave 12th Sep 19, 1:59 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:59 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:59 PM
    Hi,
    I was wondering how much you guys pay for your gas and electricity? I have a combi boiler with EDF energy, and the bills are literally doubling every quarter, but they are refusing to come out and check the meters. I live alone in a 2 bed flat, i keep the gas switched off all day, except for:

    5 minutes to heat the water so i can wash dishes
    10 minutes to heat the water so i can shower (usually 3 or 4 times per week)
    1 or 2 hours to dry clothes (once a week)

    Yet my bill says im using £26.52 per day?
    Originally posted by Jessicamcauley
    Something's obviously wrong, the question is what? Is it just gas that you're apparently using loads of?


    Can you read your meters daily and post some readings on here?


    Are your bills based on actual meter readings? Are the meter serial numbers on the bills the same as on your actual meters? Have you tested the meters you think are yours to ensure that they are actually yours?
    • falcieri
    • By falcieri 12th Sep 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 2:31 PM
    I'm with Bulb. I have a 2 bed flat with gas central heating combi boiler and electric shower and gas hob. Evened out over a year I use about £27 worth of dual fuel a month.
    • Novice investor101
    • By Novice investor101 15th Sep 19, 7:37 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:37 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:37 PM
    2 bed mid terrace, live alone, electric shower & combi boiler for heating. I sometimes use a 1.5kw fan heater in my bedroom & a gas fire in the lounge. I pay £49 a month for duel fuel, which builds a hefty credit over the summer to spend on being able to use the heating more in the winter without worrying about cost. My actual bills in the summer are about £20 a month.
    • SonOf
    • By SonOf 16th Sep 19, 1:06 PM
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    • 16th Sep 19, 1:06 PM
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    • 16th Sep 19, 1:06 PM
    How much do you pay for your gas and electricity?
    I don't because this forum is not the gas and electric section. Its the alternative fuels section (eg. oil, wood etc).

    You may have got more responses had you posted in the energy section.
    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 16th Sep 19, 1:15 PM
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    We are currently paying £61 per month dual fuel with British Gas in our new build 3 bed detached with combi boiler, electric shower, washer dryer, dishwasher etc.

    We have been in this house since April and have built up quite a lot of credit to use over the winter months.

    I suspect next year we will be able to drop the direct debit amount down to closer to £45 per month. As an example we have used less than £10 of gas since June and use roughly £1 per day on electric when averaged out over the month.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 16th Sep 19, 1:23 PM
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    Hi,




    Yet my bill says im using £26.52 per day?
    Originally posted by Jessicamcauley

    Wow , nearly £800 a month, I don't use that in a year.
    Y'all take care now.
    • spinningsheep
    • By spinningsheep 26th Sep 19, 9:43 AM
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    £80 for gas and £60 electric. Smart meters and monthly DD. Never cold and usage is in credit on gas, electricity is pretty constant now Yr round. 2 adults in a 3 bed end of terrace, 2 electric showers a day, washer and drier used 3 times a week average, dishwasher every other day, gas hob and electric oven, Baxi combi boiler. Also run 2 fridges and 2 chest freezers.
    • tempus_fugit
    • By tempus_fugit 26th Sep 19, 4:18 PM
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    £58 a month and currently £70 in credit for gas and electricity.
    Retired at age 56 after having "light bulb moment" due to reading MSE and its forums. Have been converted to the "budget to zero" concept and use YNAB for all monthly budgeting and long term goals.

    Pedant point: There is no such word or construction as "I's", the word to use is "my".
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 27th Sep 19, 5:03 AM
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    ........................

    Yet my bill says im using £26.52 per day?
    Originally posted by Jessicamcauley
    Jessica - I wonder if you are taking this out of context in some way ? £26.52 a day is £10,000 a year. Are you really paying £10,000 a year? I think not.

    Where does that payment show ? On your bill, your In House Display ?

    Does it tie in with your actual meter readings - you do read your meter don't you?

    Are your bills full of estimated readings ?

    Give us some actual meter readings please from your bills and from your meter.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 27th Sep 19, 6:24 AM
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    £16 pm for gas
    £28 pm for electric on a pre-pay meter
    Both with (British) Scottish Gas.

    I'm in a 2 bed, 60's ex-council flat in Scotland.
    Originally posted by MovingForwards
    Thatís amazing.
    Iím in Surrey the sunny south east and I pay £100 a month for both.
    I live alone in a modest 2 bed house (semi - so neighbours only on one side).
    I have a combi boiler - so no water heated in advance to waste.
    I also have a nest thermostat - so if I go straight out after work the heating knows Iím not home & doesnít come on.
    I also work full time.
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