1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Your gas and elec bill this winter

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by amit87, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. amit87
    Offline

    amit87 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Hi guys, just curious, how much was your elec and gas bill this winter? I just got my bill from british gas and its £635 combined from early Nov to early Feb!!! (quarterly)! Shocking! had a heart attack! lol
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 22, 2014]

  3. lgooch
    Offline

    lgooch Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    50
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Wow. My Gas bill is 800 annually
    #2
  4. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    16,213
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Are you heating a castle? I would be getting them out to check the meter? Thats about 3/4 of a yearly bill, not for one billing period. :) x
    #3
  5. azman
    Offline

    azman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    pay mine on a monthly dd at £188 pm.
    im on fixed rate till june(dreading it ending)
    #4
  6. the_cueball
    Offline

    the_cueball Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    124
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    just paid mine for the quarter... £90 for elec, and £350 for gas...
    #5
  7. StateOfPlay
    Offline

    StateOfPlay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    167
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I pay £80 a month and they just told me I was due a refund of £320.

    Layers chaps, layers.
    #6
  8. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    16,213
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    [Feb 12, 2013]


    They will learn Mark. If your cold, get up and be more active, lol. :) x
    #7
  9. @udi A3
    Offline

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    175
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I thought my £83 a month average since last april, up untill last week, was bad with only electric into the house!
    #8
  10. amit87
    Offline

    amit87 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    lol my house is no way near a castle... might have to give them a ring! worked out annually my bill is around £2000!!! I dont live in a huge house either... I have seen my neighbour drive round in a RS4... maybe they are tapping into my supplies :D haha.

    British Gas will be getting a call tomorrow!!
    #9
  11. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    16,213
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I think your meter needs to be checked out. Bills are high enough with the ever increasing price of gas/electricity, last thing you need is if your meter is not right. Let us know how you get on. :) x
    #10
  12. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I pay £50 a month for both gas and elec on a 15 year old 3 bed semi. Thermostat is set at 16 degrees, heating is on 4 hours a day 6pm - 10pm. When it gets cold, I put another layer on.
    #11
  13. crazy88
    Offline

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,819
    Likes Received:
    393
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    I pay about double that, but have two youngsters and a hundred year old house so the heating is usually cranked to about 19 most of the time. Before the kids we would always have the house cold and layer up, but you feel kind of guilty when the kids start to shiver!
    #12
  14. poverty
    Offline

    poverty Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    22
    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Is your loft insulated, cavity walls insulated? Any drafts sorted? Double glazing?

    How old is your boiler? Has it been serviced lately and checked to be using the right amount of gas? Do your radiators heat up quickly and are without cold spots? If the system is sludged efficiency is massively decreased. If you have a hot water cylinder is it adequately insulated? In rooms you arent using, turn off the radiators. Check to physically see if your boiler actually turns off when its supposed to. Faulty valves can keep a boiler firing even when its not meant to. If the boiler is a combi, and has a eco mode, use it! Turn off any pre-heat functions.

    635 for the quarter is about the norm for many average sized homes. Went to one massive old house, lady told me her bill for the quarter was 2k.
    #13
  15. amit87
    Offline

    amit87 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    ahhh I hope you are right, I might just ring them just incase. Boiler is around 10years old I think and we have double glazing, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation.

    Our heating starts at 5am to 9am and them 6pm to 10pm. It is set to around 21to22degrees (recognized comfortable about, even aircraft air conditioning set to 22deg).

    maybe this is normal than?!


    how do you guys survive with heating on 15deg?! you would need thermal socks and gloves and a dam balaclava on! lol.
    #14
  16. ScottD3
    Offline

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    15,109
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    I pay £70 a month and that includes phone and internet, plus they still owe us money lol.

    Our house is between 3 others so that might help.
    #15
  17. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    729
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    My mrs has it on 21 constantly.. :lazy: and i pay about £450 quartely
    #16
  18. jojo
    Online

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,237
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    She must be HOT! :laugh:
    #17
  19. Sandra
    Offline

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    16,213
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    Lmao Joe, i nearly spilt my tea reading this. You are one funny guy, lol. :rock:
    #18
  20. Brodster
    Offline

    Brodster Shark Performance In Scotland Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    802
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    I pay £30 a month for leckie............Using NVG keeps the costs down.....lol. We have oil central heating which gets topped up roughly every 15 months. Last top up cost me £650.
    #19
  21. jojo
    Online

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,237
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    I aim to please.

    My gas Bill is £8k+ a year, so don't know what you are moaning about! Lol
    #20
  22. coatesy
    Offline

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    265
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    suck on this bumders...

    i still live at home!

    so it costs me a big fat zero :moa:
    #21
  23. Nilz
    Offline

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Likes Received:
    403
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    3 bed semi for us,1930s house and I pay 40pm for leckie and 80pm for gas. We do have a little one though. Have double glazing, gas central heating, no carpets, loft insulation and solid walls so no cavity insulation. We normally have it on 6am - 8am then 3pm - midnight, prices are ridiculous tho as when we moved into the house 8 years ago,just the 2 of us it was 12pm for leckie and 15pm for gas!!
    #22
  24. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Feb 13, 2013]
    Well the answer to the second quote is in the first quote. When I grew up, my parents didn't feel guilty and crank the heating up. They told us to put more clothes on.
    #23
  25. l66lps
    Offline

    l66lps Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Feb 14, 2013]
    I got a nice rebate of £120! - Best thing we did was get a new boiler, saves a fortune! :)
    #24
  26. Nathan_jones2002
    Offline

    Nathan_jones2002 V8 - only sound a man needs

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    50
    [Feb 14, 2013]
    126 ours...

    We didn't scrimp on the heating or the fires either....
    #25

Share This Page