Currently £90 Gas & £70 Electric, that halves as it warms up in the year.
Large extended 3 bed with new A+ rated boiler.
2 bed bungalow, £110 a month for both with Scottish power. My sister loves to leave all the lights on in the house and use the tumble drier (until i removed the fuse from the plug so it 'broke'). She should be moving out in the next 2 months then im on my own and can hopefully reduce this.
I was with edf and they put my DD up to £165 but i switched and saved £50 a month! Plus i used topcashback and earnt £40
In terms of saving energy I've got one of these to monitor energy:
I replaced my TV recently with an LED one which uses much less power than the 5 year old LCD flatscreen.
I also run a haswell NUC which is about 20% of the power of my old HTPC. It actually uses less power than my youview box.
I have a couple of qnap storage NAS's at home which only power on when needed.
All lights are energy saving ones and recently upgraded the fridge as well to an a+ one.
Saves a few quid.
Maybe it's time to look at a new one...
sparkeh (6th January 2014)
I am in a late 80's 2 bed house. I am with Ebico, and every month I pay £50. This is for both gas and electric. I am on a prepayment meter, which is the same unit cost as my neighbours opposite who are not on a prepayment meter. Since switching, I've never had to pay more than £50 a month for both gas and electric, as the summer top up (when the heating is off May-October) lasts nicely when the cold months come around (October - April).
Looking at receipts for January 2013-December 2013, we paid dead on £600 for both gas AND electric combined throughout the year.
Detached 4 bedroom.
£400 for gas and electric per 3 months. Scottish power. Around £250 -300 per 3 months for water.
We get notified in advance of any changes, so we either spend the accrued money, or get a cheque back when the tarriff changes. Usually we opt for the latter, put the cheque amount on the prepayment card/key (to the nearest £1) and then start the process over.
I worked out my year averages a couple of months back as I was looking at moving supplier. I have paid £421 a year for electric and £331 for gas
I would check back through your records and see if over they year you are having a surplus. When I moved into my GFs house they were asking her to increase her monthly payment from something like £60 to £90 but then also refunding us something like £200.
Just having a think about what devices I have on 'all the time':
- Fridge Freezer
- Sky Box
- Media Centre
- NAS Bay
- Alarm Clocks
Can't imagine they use huge amounts of power? Will also check out the power rating on our fridge freezer.
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