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Energy costs
« on: 25 November 2013, 13:16:31 »

I live in a 4 bed detached house. In the main, there's just me & SWMBO along with guest appearances from my daughter.  ;)

I get both gas & electric from Eon and am currently paying what I think is an inordinate amount for them. I pay 107 (leccy) & 86 (gas) a month. We have two electric showers but don't ever use the tumble dryer. I can't think of anything unusual in our leccy usage compared with what others might use. In the last 12 months I use 18000 kWh of gas & 9000 kWhs of leccy

I'd be interested to hear what others are paying.  :-\
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« Reply #1 on: 25 November 2013, 13:20:54 »

2 bed semi with EON. 109 a month duel fuel, but that will rise as I'm only one month into a two year fix and they haven't adjusted the DD yet. My heating is on constant, hot water as I need it (and thats lots with my two). Electric cooker.
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« Reply #2 on: 25 November 2013, 13:27:10 »

Just left a 1 Bed flat in London, it was built in 1936 so about as efficient as TB's exercise.  The walls were feking freezing in the winter, the boiler was bit pants too, we had it on a fair amount. Also it was a combi, so on-demand for hot water.

Bills when I left, it was 40/m gas 30/m leccy.

Just about to move to a 4 bed detached house (assuming all goes well) - Met current owners last week, both gas and leccy combined were around 90/m

However, it is new build with solar panels.
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Re: Energy costs
« Reply #3 on: 25 November 2013, 13:33:30 »

Ours is around 120 a month for the combined bill.
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Re: Energy costs
« Reply #4 on: 25 November 2013, 13:34:17 »

I think I'm paying for the street  ;D  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: 25 November 2013, 13:35:57 »

I think I'm paying for the street  ;D  ;D  ;D

Nah, it'll be that hydroponics setup you have in the loft ::) ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 25 November 2013, 13:36:57 »

I think I'm paying for the street  ;D  ;D  ;D
When I lived in Liverpool we got all our leccy from the street. ;D
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« Reply #7 on: 25 November 2013, 13:47:32 »

I think I'm paying for the street  ;D  ;D  ;D

Nah, it'll be that hydroponics setup you have in the loft ::) ;D

shhhhhhhhhh!  ::) ;)
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Re: Energy costs
« Reply #8 on: 25 November 2013, 13:50:27 »

I live in a 4 bed detached house. In the main, there's just me & SWMBO along with guest appearances from my daughter.  ;)

I get both gas & electric from Eon and am currently paying what I think is an inordinate amount for them. I pay 107 (leccy) & 86 (gas) a month. We have two electric showers but don't ever use the tumble dryer. I can't think of anything unusual in our leccy usage compared with what others might use. In the last 12 months I use 18000 kWh of gas & 9000 kWhs of leccy

I'd be interested to hear what others are paying.  :-\

seems expensive for size of house. Would have thought 130 a month combined. Do you have cavity wall insulation etc, double glazing - high ceilings?
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« Reply #9 on: 25 November 2013, 13:56:50 »

I live in a 4 bed detached house. In the main, there's just me & SWMBO along with guest appearances from my daughter.  ;)

I get both gas & electric from Eon and am currently paying what I think is an inordinate amount for them. I pay 107 (leccy) & 86 (gas) a month. We have two electric showers but don't ever use the tumble dryer. I can't think of anything unusual in our leccy usage compared with what others might use. In the last 12 months I use 18000 kWh of gas & 9000 kWhs of leccy

I'd be interested to hear what others are paying.  :-\

seems expensive for size of house. Would have thought 130 a month combined. Do you have cavity wall insulation etc, double glazing - high ceilings?

Double glazing & some insulation in the loft, but no cavity wall. Just standard 7' 6" ceilings
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« Reply #10 on: 25 November 2013, 14:15:35 »

I live in a 4 bed detached house. In the main, there's just me & SWMBO along with guest appearances from my daughter.  ;)

I get both gas & electric from Eon and am currently paying what I think is an inordinate amount for them. I pay 107 (leccy) & 86 (gas) a month. We have two electric showers but don't ever use the tumble dryer. I can't think of anything unusual in our leccy usage compared with what others might use. In the last 12 months I use 18000 kWh of gas & 9000 kWhs of leccy

I'd be interested to hear what others are paying.  :-\

seems expensive for size of house. Would have thought 130 a month combined. Do you have cavity wall insulation etc, double glazing - high ceilings?

Double glazing & some insulation in the loft, but no cavity wall. Just standard 7' 6" ceilings

My parents had cavity wall stuff put in, it made a huge, huge difference! Combined with double glazing it was a vast improvement. Also had much better loft insulation put in, last time I went up there, it was warm in the house, but freezing in the loft. How it should be!
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Re: Energy costs
« Reply #11 on: 25 November 2013, 14:22:43 »

I think I'm paying for the street  ;D  ;D  ;D
When I lived in Liverpool we got all our leccy from the street. ;D

Why am I not suprised :y you probably still do ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

3 bed 1930's semi comes in at 100 per month for joint bill. No cavity walls(double brick), double glazing, masses of loft insulation and usual white goods, gas cooker and combi boiler.
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« Reply #12 on: 25 November 2013, 14:33:18 »

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My parents had cavity wall stuff put in, it made a huge, huge difference! Combined with double glazing it was a vast improvement. Also had much better loft insulation put in, last time I went up there, it was warm in the house, but freezing in the loft. How it should be!

I've been dubious of cavity wall ......  :-\  :-\  :-\
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Re: Energy costs
« Reply #13 on: 25 November 2013, 14:34:11 »

4 Bed house here with 2 occupants.

Currently on about 17k KWH gas for the last year and 5k leccy and it's just over 100 monthly IIRC.

House was built in 1998 and has whatever insulation was mandated at that time.

Your leccy consumption looks high given that we use it for all cooking, all laundry is tumble dried, lounge is often heated using an electric fire, I have a server that runs 24/7 and the place is plastered with "always on" gadgets.
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« Reply #14 on: 25 November 2013, 14:40:55 »

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My parents had cavity wall stuff put in, it made a huge, huge difference! Combined with double glazing it was a vast improvement. Also had much better loft insulation put in, last time I went up there, it was warm in the house, but freezing in the loft. How it should be!

I've been dubious of cavity wall ......  :-\  :-\  :-\

Can't say for every type of house, but with my parents (build 1989) it was the biggest single improvement, based on that I'd highly recommend it. If the house we bought did not have it, with first one that was the case, it was going to be fitted  :y

Fairly cheap too at the time, think it was via a grant thing, so peanuts to install. Although not sure if its so easy now  :-\
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