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Electricity bill - is it right?

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Moved into a new house on 1st November... Switched to a different provider (from Eon) and just received the final bill from Eon for 1st November to either 27th Nov (when I gave the meter reading) or 1… Read More
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Moved into a new house on 1st November... Switched to a different provider (from Eon) and just received the final bill from Eon for 1st November to either 27th Nov (when I gave the meter reading) or 10th Dec (when the bill was created), not sure which.
It says we have used 1003 KWh electricity at a cost of £112 - is this about right? The only reason I think it's not is the girl who lived there before said she paid £50 a month, but then again my boyfriend is often home in the day due to shift patterns and perhaps we use the heating more than she did? Never really paid much attention to electricity bills before but now I want to as I don't really want to pay double what I should do!
It's electricity only in the house - no gas.
Thoughts?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I have had a massive complaint with EON becuase there managed to screw up my bill every month... and still charged incorrect figures when I left them.

Give them a call and provide a meter reading as of today, and a meter reading the day you moved in.

Make sure you read the meter correctly.

£112 for a month seems high but it could be right.
#2
RickT
I have had a massive complaint with EON becuase there managed to screw up my bill every month... and still charged incorrect figures when I left them.Give them a call and provide a meter reading as of today, and a meter reading the day you moved in.Make sure you read the meter correctly.£112 for a month seems high but it could be right.
Problem is, when the letting agents gave us the inventory, it had photos taken by the landlord of the meters (he is VERY picky!!!) and we just presumed they were taken when the other girl moved out, however, now I don't think they were! EDIT: I've just looked closely at the bill and it says "meter reading given on the 1st Nov by you"... but we never gave them that and the girl that moved out went in the middle of October!

Edited By: baffledsalmon on Dec 14, 2010 17:01
#3
"Thoughts?"

Read the bill again to see what period it was actually for! It will say on it if you look. We don't know if its for 4 weeks or 6 weeks!
#4
No one on here can tell you if your bill is correct, as you have missed out almost all information needed.
#5
Hmm, have just read your edit in post 2. Did you really not check meter readings when you moved in? If you don't have a reading for the 1st Nov then its going to be very hard to prove what you have used.
banned#6
11 pence per KWh sounds about right
#7
Ok, have spoken to Eon, apparently someone read the meter on the day we moved in (hmm)! The bill is up to 27th November so seems as though it's about right! Thanks!
#8
Average UK household consumes 4,800 kWh per year

http://www.carbonindependent.org/sources_home_energy.htm

So if you've used 1003 KWh over roughly 30 days.. That means your average early consumption is 12,036 per year. 3 times the national average.

Then again, you're living in a completely electricity driven house.. So if you've had the heating on constantly, it will explain allot.. Electricity based heating costs a fortune to run.

£110 a month doesn't seem strange though, if you think that the average household pays around £100 a month in total for gas + electricity.

My electricity bill is £45 per month, my gas is £60 a month..

Edited By: spritey on Dec 14, 2010 17:21
#9
Could be right , especially as you are only using electric as your only form of heating ! and as the weather has been so cold you have probably had it on more than you usually would this time of year !
I know we have used a hell of a lot more gas (central heating ) than we would normally do for Nov/Dec, so i should imagine would be the same with your electric .
banned#10
spritey
Average UK household consumes 4,800 kWh per yearhttp://www.carbonindependent.org/sources_home_energy.htmSo if you've used 1003 KWh over roughly 30 days.. That means your average early consumption is 12,036 per year. 3 times the national average.So either you've got storage heating and you've had it on constantly for those 30 days, with all the lightbulbs going and the tumble dryer spinning non stop... Or something isn't right.
we use about 25,000 KWh a year , it depends on your heating basically
#11
spritey
Average UK household consumes 4,800 kWh per yearhttp://www.carbonindependent.org/sources_home_energy.htmSo if you've used 1003 KWh over roughly 30 days.. That means your average early consumption is 12,036 per year. 3 times the national average.So either you've got storage heating and you've had it on constantly for those 30 days, with all the lightbulbs going and the tumble dryer spinning non stop... Or something isn't right.
We do have storage heaters (if you mean those things that look like radiators but aren't and are just on timers!!!) but we put them on for about 4-5 hours a day, sometimes longer. We have a dishwasher, tumble drier and do about 2-3 loads of washing a week.
#12
Knew somebody would replied before i had edited and noticed the OP said the house was completely electricity based :P
#13
baffledsalmon
We do have storage heaters (if you mean those things that look like radiators but aren't and are just on timers!!!) but we put them on for about 4-5 hours a day, sometimes longer. We have a dishwasher, tumble drier and do about 2-3 loads of washing a week.

Then £110 sounds about right mate, if anything.. I'd of expected it to be a little higher.
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spritey
baffledsalmon
We do have storage heaters (if you mean those things that look like radiators but aren't and are just on timers!!!) but we put them on for about 4-5 hours a day, sometimes longer. We have a dishwasher, tumble drier and do about 2-3 loads of washing a week.
Then £110 sounds about right mate, if anything.. I'd of expected it to be a little higher.
Cheers! At least I know we're not being taken for a ride! Haha!

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