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banned6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
we are heavy users of power , I estimate over 25000kwh per annum, so have been shopping around and went for E ON saveonline 3 (paperless billing ), should save over a grand from our old tariff , anyone have any better suggestions?
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banned6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
yeah im with eon too pay £144.50 a month but they have just told me im £150 in credit,nice change as with other companys i usually end up owing them
banned#2
edjaned
yeah im with eon too pay £144.50 a month but they have just told me im £150 in credit,nice change as with other companys i usually end up owing them
are you on the same tariff I mentioned?
#3
EON energy online extrasaver14
#4
I'm using £40 a month dual fuel atm. £60 I pay but it will be leveled out over christmas. How the heck do you spend that.

I work from home and the TV is on most of the day. Crazy.
#5
OMG - I thought we got through some power at £42pm for leccy and £45 for gas.
#6
vinylandtrinkets
edjaned
yeah im with eon too pay £144.50 a month but they have just told me im £150 in credit,nice change as with other companys i usually end up owing them
good god! how on earth do you use that amount a month? we pay £35 a month now since we moved house. this is with swalec, but i am expecting to be in arrears as this will be out first bill and they never get it right, at the old house we were paying £55 a month

we have always had high bills since moving here,my son is on the xbox alot of the time then my daughter watches dvds in her room then the younger kids watch tv for an hour or 2 before they go to bed,plus my washing machine is on around 3 times a day
its the electric that costs us so much
banned#7
our monthly payments are £167 a month which I'm pleased with
#8
Do any comparison sites take into account any discounts you get on your current tariff?
#9
Most households should be in credit at the end of the summer as we've had warmer weather and lighter nights. All downhill from here and that credit will soon be used up.

E.ON FixOnline 8 - of course posting unit costs would make more sense, because who says the contracts are the same?

Electricity
Normal units up to 900 kWhs per year
23.982 pence
Normal units
9.1455 pence per kWh
Gas
Normal units up to 2680 kWhs per year
6.5247 pence
Normal units
3.1584 pence per kWh

Looks high next to Saveonline 3 until...

Gas Discounts
6.00 % Direct Debit Discount
2.00 % Dual Fuel Direct Debit Discount
17.40 % Online Discount
Electricity Discounts
6.00 % Direct Debit Discount
2.00 % Dual Fuel Direct Debit Discount
17.40 % Online Discount

:)
#10
edjaned
vinylandtrinkets
edjaned
yeah im with eon too pay £144.50 a month but they have just told me im £150 in credit,nice change as with other companys i usually end up owing them
good god! how on earth do you use that amount a month? we pay £35 a month now since we moved house. this is with swalec, but i am expecting to be in arrears as this will be out first bill and they never get it right, at the old house we were paying £55 a month


We're with Southern Electric. I do two washing loads per day, the telly and PC are on non stop and we have a massive fridge freezer and range oven. I never use the tumble drier though. We've no xbox type stuff yet...

we have always had high bills since moving here,my son is on the xbox alot of the time then my daughter watches dvds in her room then the younger kids watch tv for an hour or 2 before they go to bed,plus my washing machine is on around 3 times a day
its the electric that costs us so much
#11
goldmax
our monthly payments are £167 a month which I'm pleased with
im not the only one with a high bill then
#12
Quote goldmax: anyone have any better suggestions?

Not a better suggestion but I do suggest that you make a note in the diary to review the tariff again in a years time. Usually you can change again then without any penalty, also make a note of today's reading so that you can make a proper assessment of annual usage next time you do the comparisons.
banned#13
melipona
Quote goldmax: anyone have any better suggestions?Not a better suggestion but I do suggest that you make a note in the diary to review the tariff again in a years time. Usually you can change again then without any penalty, also make a note of today's reading so that you can make a proper assessment of annual usage next time you do the comparisons.
I'll take that on board
#14
Just checked my last bill

Forecasted Electricity usage
7,523 kWh
Forecasted Gas usage
18,415 kWh

Were you talking 25000kWh of just electric?

Edited By: ro53ben on Sep 10, 2010 17:55: typo
#15
vinylandtrinkets
edjaned
vinylandtrinkets
edjaned
yeah im with eon too pay £144.50 a month but they have just told me im £150 in credit,nice change as with other companys i usually end up owing them
good god! how on earth do you use that amount a month? we pay £35 a month now since we moved house. this is with swalec, but i am expecting to be in arrears as this will be out first bill and they never get it right, at the old house we were paying £55 a month
we have always had high bills since moving here,my son is on the xbox alot of the time then my daughter watches dvds in her room then the younger kids watch tv for an hour or 2 before they go to bed,plus my washing machine is on around 3 times a dayits the electric that costs us so much
its still really high hun, my washer is on at least twice a day , then the dryer, dishwasher, my lappy is on all day cos my son uses it, we have loads of electrical items what on a lot and still dont use that much, our gas at the last house was £65 a month which is now £45 but that will go up, the water as it was metered was £65 and now its £35, we've got a much bigger house now with an extra bedroom and dinning room and its all cheaper then before.I'd have them to test your line/meter hun
might give them a call to see if there is a more suitable tarriff,i know my neighbour pays £137 a month so not much different to mine but i think she gets rebates now and again
#16
If you have higher than expected bills it may be worth investing in something like this:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/owl-wireless-energy-monitor-for-10-/743084
still £10 in my local
it might help you decide whose pocket money to dock :)


Edited By: melipona on Sep 10, 2010 18:14: .
banned#17
ro53ben
Just checked my last billForecasted Electricity usage7,523 kWhForecasted Gas usage18,415 kWhWere you talking 25000kWh of just electric?
yes, 25000kwh of electric per year
#18
Damn 25MWh is a lot of power - thats pretty much a constant 3kW draw. Are you growing something?
banned#19
jah128
Damn 25MWh is a lot of power - thats pretty much a constant 3kW draw. Are you growing something?
we built our new house next door to our old cottage and decided on two air source heat pumps running underfloor heating (wet) downstairs and oversized rads on the next two floors9.5kwh each
#20
vinylandtrinkets
do you get rebates? you should be over paying in the summer months to cover your winter bills hun.

only had one rebate of £150 been with eon about 8 months :(
#21
I pay £175 a month and they recon i'll use £2000 worth next year
banned#22
goldmax
ro53ben
Just checked my last billForecasted Electricity usage7,523 kWhForecasted Gas usage18,415 kWhWere you talking 25000kWh of just electric?
yes, 25000kwh of electric per year
you got a cannabis farm?

thats an amazing amount of electric unless there are 20 of you lol

4 bed detached - 2 adults - £40 per month - 5000 kw per year
#23
5 bedroom old end of terrace house with no-one living next door (holiday home) & our bill is over £200 per month just to allow us to have heating on during winter months. thats for gas & electric with eon who were the cheapest when we shopped around. 4 kids who love their electrical stuff & wont accept it costs money to have long showers. also have stupid sash windows which probably doesnt help. have got insulation on its way for the windows so hopefully it wont cost quite as much in the future. hope its a mild winter. wish I only had to find £40 a month!
#24
I'm currently paying £191 a month to Eon - just changed tarriff but still stayed with Eon and they say it should save me about 18%. Keeping my fingers crossed and waiting for my next bill to see if it does...
banned#25
csiman
goldmax
ro53ben
Just checked my last billForecasted Electricity usage7,523 kWhForecasted Gas usage18,415 kWhWere you talking 25000kWh of just electric?
yes, 25000kwh of electric per year
you got a cannabis farm?thats an amazing amount of electric unless there are 20 of you lol4 bed detached - 2 adults - £40 per month - 5000 kw per year
does your 40 quid a month cover heating ?
banned#26
vinylandtrinkets
there seems to be a lot of Eon high payers on this post and lost of us who pay a heck of a lot less for more or less the same stuff your running. time to look around i think guys, Edjaned i think you should be getting more then £150 in rebates hun
well you'd be wrong, E-ON are up there amongst the cheapest on the switch websites, the cheapest was EDF or Sainsburys (same thing) but they are being investigated for mis selling their products so better to stay with E-on
#27
I never understand my bills to be honest since everywhere I have lived in the last 2-3 years uses different amounts.

This time last year I had a flat, never cooked at house as friend lived across the road, and got free showers at uni gym so all I used was running a tv and pc.

I was running 2 plasma screens and a pc and had heating on for quite a few hours a day and only used about £4 in the week.

I then moved to a student property and used a widescreen crt tv as my monitor and my desktop and my housemates only owned laptops but they put on heating most days and we paid about £140 a month in gas and electric which divided by 4 would be about £35 a month each which might not sound much but when as I say they just owned laptops and had no other electricals thats a lot!

I recently moved to a flat with gas and electric(well 2 and a half months ago) and seem to be using about £8 a week just on electric, I eat a lot of cereal or sandwiches so dont do much cooking and a few times went to parents for weekend and still used about £1.40 a day despite everything being off, then the amound is about £1.30 when I am here and using a pc and plasma AND a crt tv and cooking.
banned#28
goldmax
csiman
goldmax
ro53ben
Just checked my last billForecasted Electricity usage7,523 kWhForecasted Gas usage18,415 kWhWere you talking 25000kWh of just electric?
yes, 25000kwh of electric per year
you got a cannabis farm?thats an amazing amount of electric unless there are 20 of you lol4 bed detached - 2 adults - £40 per month - 5000 kw per year
does your 40 quid a month cover heating ?

No, gas is £40 per month too on average based on actual readings
vinylandtrinkets
there seems to be a lot of Eon high payers on this post and lost of us who pay a heck of a lot less for more or less the same stuff your running. time to look around i think guys, Edjaned i think you should be getting more then £150 in rebates hun

Eon were by far the cheapest for me when I took my 1 yr fix rate on last november (plus £80 quidco).

Just waiting to switch again for more cashback
#29
i pay leccy quarterly at roughly £90 - my gas is on a meter and thats prob about 40-50 a month ... also with E-ON
has gas boiler/CH and cooker everything else electric..
#30
£25 gas a month.
£25 elec a month.

No-one should be using like 10 times that amount!
#31
I've just uswitched mine (not done it for a year or two) and moved to Sainsbury's paying £70 per month combined, witha forecast annual saving of almost £200. Cracking. Shame I couldn't get the edf cashback of £80 though, only applies to edf, not Sainsbury's, and they've cut the online saver verion 6, changing to a more expensive one.
banned#32
vinylandtrinkets
goldmax
vinylandtrinkets
there seems to be a lot of Eon high payers on this post and lost of us who pay a heck of a lot less for more or less the same stuff your running. time to look around i think guys, Edjaned i think you should be getting more then £150 in rebates hun
well you'd be wrong, E-ON are up there amongst the cheapest on the switch websites, the cheapest was EDF or Sainsburys (same thing) but they are being investigated for mis selling their products so better to stay with E-on
am i? well there you go then!!, everyone on here has posted REALLY high amounts of payments each month with Eon and the others who have other suppliers are a heck of a lot cheaper.guys if your paying more then you think you should be shop around. Im with SWALEC and i pay a pittance compared to some on here for using around the same amount of elec or gas
Its ridiculous trying to compare bills etc, it depends on house size and heating and appliances , we need to compare unit price,
we pay on our new eon tariff

first 900 kwhs per year = 15.76 pence
and thereafter = 7.95 pence per kwh

we also get 6 % direct debit discount

anyone got cheaper ??

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