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Results: What is your average monthly gas bill

Less than 30

15.79% • 6 votes


31.58% • 12 votes


10.53% • 4 votes


26.32% • 10 votes


5.26% • 2 votes

Over 110

10.53% • 4 votes

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38 votes in total.

    Average gas consumption
    • #1
    • 25th May 06, 6:52 PM
    Average gas consumption 25th May 06 at 6:52 PM
    I have just received my latest gas bill and doubt I have used as much gas as it states.

    The etsimate for the meter is very accurate, so I am paying for what the meter reads, but is it correct?

    There are two of us in the house, we have one combi boiler and one gas fire. The gas fire is hardly ever used.

    During the winter months the boiler is on for seven hours per day.

    My gas bill says I am using approximately 3000 kWh per month which equates to approximately 70. This seems to be very high.

    British Gas say that I can have my meter tested for accuracy, but I will have to pay for the test if no fault is found. I therefore need some more information before I decide whether to have the meter tested.

    1. Does anybody know of a web site that can give me average gas usage so I have an idea if this is correct?

    2. I would be very interested to know what other peoples average consumption is. Are you using a similar amount of gas under simialr circumstances?
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  • shammyjack
    • #2
    • 25th May 06, 7:44 PM
    • #2
    • 25th May 06, 7:44 PM
    There are so many variables !

    What is average ?

    You give no info on number of rooms , size of rooms, ceiling height , loft and or cavity insulation levels if any .

    Situation of property can make a differance, is it detached , semi, terraced , on a mountain top or in a city centre ?

    Knowledge is power !

  • sleepy
    • #3
    • 25th May 06, 8:18 PM
    • #3
    • 25th May 06, 8:18 PM
    There are 2 of us in our mid terrace house. We had our boiler on for about 5 hours a day over the winter but most of the radiators were turned down to half heat and those in empty rooms turned off. We don't have a as fire (and I believe that they use a lot of gas). Our bill was !!!163;156 for the last 3 months, so about !!!163;52 a month. We actually pay !!!163;40 a month on direct debit as that way the low summer usage and high winter usage even out, which obviously means that people who just post their d/d cost won't be comparible to your bill as that is just for the high winter usage.
    • Woby_Tide
    • By Woby_Tide 25th May 06, 8:19 PM
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    • #4
    • 25th May 06, 8:19 PM
    • #4
    • 25th May 06, 8:19 PM
    Over winter months taking Dec-Jan as peak we used over 3000kwh that month

    April to July last year we averaged 500kwh per month

    Isolating your figures by month is inflexible and innacurate, your bills will already be lowering now and bottom out in the summer, you need a yearly average not month by month from a couple of readings
    • oldwiring
    • By oldwiring 25th May 06, 9:05 PM
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    • #5
    • 25th May 06, 9:05 PM
    • #5
    • 25th May 06, 9:05 PM
    3 bd link detached, lge diner, kit and util room. 2 pensioner occupants. Gas 18500 kWh annually. Elec 3700kWh.
  • mikemoate
    • #6
    • 26th May 06, 2:04 AM
    • #6
    • 26th May 06, 2:04 AM
    4 of us and cat and dog. Mid terrace, three storey, 4 bedrooms. Gas ch, gas cooker, american fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, 4 computers, 3 tv's, dvd and vcr, Sky, wife obsessed with vacuuming. 2 bathrooms, 2 electric showers (very clean wife and 2 teenagers). I work from home so not as clean as wife and kids!! Gas 23,000kwh elec 6,000kwh both per annum.
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