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    Your Home Fuel Prices - How much do you pay?

    I live in a two bed flat with the wife and a cat. It's a new build (well, coming up on 6 years old) and we're reviewing our outgoings and I'm thinking that our gas and electric prices are a bit OTT for a small place like ours.

    We're with E.On and have an online 'duel fuel' account which we pay by direct debit. We pay 84 a month for both gas and electric with the idea that we 'overpay' in summer to take us into credit for the winter months. If you pay by direct debit, I'd be interested to know how big your place is and how much you pay a month.
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    I've just switched to ecotricity which is a green energy supplier, they charge 13p a unit which is less than all the other big 6 companies I believe after the recent price hikes.

    Costs about 55 a month for my 2 bedroom newbuild appartment which is all electric including heating and hot water.

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    2 bed Victorian end of terrace (so huge gabal end).

    Have 3 rooms downstairs and then 3 upstairs and we pay 83 a month, so similar cost to you. So I reckon you might be paying to much or using to much energy, depending on how you look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    2 bed Victorian end of terrace (so huge gabal end).

    Have 3 rooms downstairs and then 3 upstairs and we pay 83 a month, so similar cost to you. So I reckon you might be paying to much or using to much energy, depending on how you look at it.
    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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    I'm in a 40's three bed detached with Utility warehouse.

    We have new A+ double glazing, more than the recommended amount of loft insulation and cavity wall.

    We have all LED lighting (except for 1 bedroom and the living room as they are on dimmers).

    We only have the heating on for a few hours from 6pm to 10pm from November to March.

    Our utility bills are about 4-10 a month for gas from march-november and a pretty consistent 30-40 for electricity.

    In the winter, so from November to March our gas is about 60-80 and our Electricity 40-50.

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    Our breakdown is 50 gas and 33 on electricity I believe.

    We only use gas for central heating and hot water, have electric cooker and hob etc.

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    Our Electricity has just gone up from 80pm to 92pm and we have now have 2 less people in the house so by rights we should be using less electricity, 3 bedroom cottage built circa 1858.

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    70's 3 bed mid town house with EDF as our supplier on a dual fuel deal and its me my wife and small child (ours!) living there.
    We pay 84 a month as well and with the wife at home most of the time in the day with said child the heating is on a lot and children generate a lot of washing so washing machine is always on. Looking at the energy cert we had done when we intended to sell, ours was quite good in terms of efficiency.

    Hard to say, but its does kinda sound like you are paying a bit much.
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    1930's Semi, dual fuel paying by DD. Electric is 30.00 and Gas 65.00 per month.

    I can highly recommend uSwitch

    I should add I had a new central heating system installed May 2013. You should also pay attention to the temperature(s) set, but also the timings also. You're at work 9-5, so either switch it off or set it low.

    Same for electrical appliances. Switch them off whenever you can and when replacing white goods such as your fridge, make sure it's A rated or better. Your fridge is one of the few devices on 24/7.

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    Cheers all, really does look like we are paying over the odds. Will do some research on uSwitch tonight and review all of our appliances and see what's on and what's not.

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    ... Gulp. Gas, 170 pcm, Electric ~50, Wood and Coal - unknown. Old, drafty, parts uninsulated (and that's just the occupants), single glazed windows straight from 1810, two women that don't know that doors close, thermostats have more than two positions and unoccupied rooms don't need to be heated. Separate gas heated man cave.

    Sometimes I think I might as well own a boat.

    [ETA - owning a boat has been compared to standing in a shower ripping up ten pound notes and watching the confetti wash down the drain]
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    Am not far behind you @pcstru I am 92 a month for gas and 42 for electric. My flat is an old Tyneside flat with an extension at the back for toilet and bathroom. The main part of the building cannot be cavity walled as 'it is single brick'. I live alone and for most of this year had not much heating on at all and they upped my payments from 74 to 92 'to cover any bills'

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    During winter, 65 a month for electric. Summer, 35 a month.

    No gas here. I have a 1 bedroom house (at least 120 years old), (it consists of 2 rooms, and a small cupboard which is the WC). I have storage heaters and an emergen heater. I covered the emergen heater with sleeping bags and the like to insulate it better, and it reduced my monthly bill by a fiver.
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    4-bed detached house. Double glazing and cavity wall insulation. We just signed up to a fixed rate until 2017 at 115 a month for gas and electricity.

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    3 bed mid town house about 30 years old. Gas 44 Electricity 22 water 11. New combi boiler fitted 2 years ago and i have cavity wall insulation. I have also swopped all of my lights to LED spots.

    The only things on constantly are my American fridge freezer and my Tivo.

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