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General Chat Thread, Your Home Fuel Prices - How much do you pay? in General; Originally Posted by localzuk I have storage heaters and an emergen heater. Really not being picky here but do you ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I have storage heaters and an emergen heater.
    Really not being picky here but do you mean immersion heater? Just wondering if you mean that or there is another type of heater?

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    Currently £90 Gas & £70 Electric, that halves as it warms up in the year.

    Large extended 3 bed with new A+ rated boiler.

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    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

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    In terms of saving energy I've got one of these to monitor energy:

    Your Home Fuel Prices - How much do you pay?-owl-usb-electricity-energy-monitor-side-600x600.jpg
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Owl-Cm119-Wi.../dp/B001JJCLS0

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    In terms of saving energy I've got one of these to monitor energy:

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Owl-Cm119-Wi.../dp/B001JJCLS0

    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.
    We did have an electricity monitor that E.On provided for us a good while back. It never worked as the adaptor had to connect to the main power lead in the communal hallway cupboard and the range was not great. It also seemed the other 5 people in our block had them too so not sure if they could be suffering from interference?

    Maybe it's time to look at a new one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Really not being picky here but do you mean immersion heater? Just wondering if you mean that or there is another type of heater?
    Yeah, I just never use the right term now.

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    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.

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    Detached 4 bedroom.

    £400 for gas and electric per 3 months. Scottish power. Around £250 -300 per 3 months for water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    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.
    You'll have to be careful of using 'built up' credit over the year, if the company changes their pricing. If the price goes up, you can end up with an extra bill to pay if your meter is not using the right pricing.

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    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.

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    NEVER!!!! If the mrs told me to turn off my server I would not be a happy bunny! I love it too much!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Looking at our bill, it seems like the electricity is the 'main offender' when it comes to cost. Maybe it's time to review what appliances we have on all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I live in a two bed flat with the wife and a cat.
    I live in a one-bedroom new-build flat (about 3 years old) along with my girlfriend. All appliances are electric, including heaters and cookers, although I don't think we've ever had to use any of the heaters, even in winter, as the place is so well insulated. We pay around £40 a month for electricity. I should point out that my girlfriend is extremly cuddly, and probably counts as a heating appliance in her own right. You could, of course, up your cat ratio - drape enough cats around the place and it'll warm up, no problem.

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    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

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    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.

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    Just having a think about what devices I have on 'all the time':

    - Fridge Freezer
    - Sky Box
    - Router
    - 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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