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edjaned Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
at the mo we are with utility warehouse paying £100 electric a month and £66 gas a month we have just phoned them and they said we are not paying enough elec as we now owe them £400 odd pound so they said our elec payments need to be upped to £142 a month!!

we have a 4 bed house and im home most of the day and in the even there are probably 3 tvs on as our teenagers have them in their rooms but it still sounds alot to me

we are with utility warehouse for everything gas,elec,broadband,line rental,free calls so we are paying them 250 a month for the lot but now with the elec going up we will be paying £292 a month!

does anyone else pay around these prices?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
are your bills being estimated? you need to check your meter reading, i pay £31 a month gas and £28 electric and over the year it usually covers it
#2
no just gave them our meter readings and they werent far off
#3
Wow thats an awful amount of money for your electric, we were paying £52 amonth electric and £28 gas and were in credit so we had money back and they reduced the electric to £38 amonth but left gas the same. We live in a 3 bed semi where computers on alot, lights left on etc, If I was you i would look into changing your supplyer,
banned#4
could you pop in you meter reads on here, and the tariff prices
#5
WOW! That does sound a lot,

We are with Scottish power and pay £87 for electric and £39 for gas.

We are in a 4 bedroomed semi, 3 Tvs and 2 xboxes on most of the time, laptop and computer, Im home most of the day bar a couple of hours at lunchtime. Im a beggar for using the tumble dryer, even on a dry day :oops: and we have full gas central heating.

Are you on economy 7? We were but changed a couple of months ago to a standard tarriff as economyy 7 is way more expensive unless you have electric storage heaters.
#6
the only gas we have in the house is the boiler for the water and rads so even £66 gas seems alot to me for the gas

they said if i change supplier i would need to pay them the £400 odd quid upfront and i cant afford to do that :(
banned#7
you need to find out f everything is in order, if they are the right readings, have all of them been
#8
sassie
could you pop in you meter reads on here, and the tariff prices


gas 17077 price per kwh 3.277
elec 58358 price per kwh 11.053
banned#9
edjaned
gas 17077 price per kwh 3.277
elec 58358 price per kwh 11.053


and that is for how long? you are only one one tier rates?
#10
could the elec meter me not working properly or something?

i do use the drier alot but mostly just for 10 mins after bringing in of the line or its on alot of its raining
#11
edjaned
gas 17077 price per kwh 3.277
elec 58358 price per kwh 11.053


OH is just gonna check ours out for ya.......

gas 4.32p initially, then 3.19p
electric cant do as we have just had a new meter and no recent bill for it!
#12
sassie
and that is for how long? you are only one one tier rates?


sorry sass im a bit thick with these things
those are the readings they say on my meters today

they say we use 1303kwh per month for gas
and 750kwh a month elec
banned#13
£142 a month! thats ridiculous.

We pay £30 electric and £40 gas per month which reflects our usage. 2 adults and I'm at home most days with pc / tv etc on (4 bed detached).

You need to post your tariffs so we can see if you are paying over the odds.
#14
bitseylango
OH is just gonna check ours out for ya.......

gas 4.32p initially, then 3.19p
electric cant do as we have just had a new meter and no recent bill for it!


thanks :)
#15
edjaned
could the elec meter me not working properly or something?

i do use the drier alot but mostly just for 10 mins after bringing in of the line or its on alot of its raining


its possible, we thought that with ours and OH took a daily reading for two weeks at the same time of the day, see if there are any variables in the daily usage, if any discrepencies over the fortnight, that may indicate a fault with the meter.
Also, you could speak to neighbours in equivalent houses and ask how much they are paying.
banned#16
I use british Gas for both:-

Payment Method: Monthly Direct Debit Gas
Tier 1 Tier 2 (Tier 1 is the first 698kwh per qtr)
6.483 / 3.269
(inc.VAT)

Click Energy 6 Electricity
Payment Method: Monthly Direct Debit
Tier 1 Tier 2 (Tier 1 is the first 125kwh per qtr )
19.164 / 8.783
(inc.VAT)
#17
i thought i would be able to transfer the debt to a new supplier but seems u cant do that
im considering getting a short term loan to pay them of
banned#18
edjaned
sorry sass im a bit thick with these things
those are the readings they say on my meters today

they say we use 1303kwh per month for gas
and 750kwh a month elec


i thought so - lol

you need an old meter readings to see what you are using
#19
bitseylango
its possible, we thought that with ours and OH took a daily reading for two weeks at the same time of the day, see if there are any variables in the daily usage, if any discrepencies over the fortnight, that may indicate a fault with the meter.
Also, you could speak to neighbours in equivalent houses and ask how much they are paying.


yeah im going to phone the house down the road and find out how much they are paying or do u think that will be cheeky?
#20
edjaned
yeah im going to phone the house down the road and find out how much they are paying or do u think that will be cheeky?


not at all, just say you are concerned about your bills, and just out of interest wondered what they are paying.
banned#21
9 months gas for me was about 9000 kwh so it isnt far off you, and i pay more in tariff prices than you, so somethings not right, you need to start checking old bills, tariff prices, etc etc for those 9 months i paid £345
#22
starsparkle2311
lol, I am proud to say I haven't used the phrase 'were you born in a field?' yet, although as the years go by, it's getting hard not to...................:p


I am officially my mother!

"Born in a barn", "are we heating the street?", "blackpool illuminations", "let me just go and water the money tree at the bottom of the garden"........OMG !!!!!!!!
banned#23
when the kids leave all lights on i always say, when concorde has landed

and doors left open i always say, when shrewsbury is at temperature
#24
sassie
are your bills being estimated? you need to check your meter reading, i pay £31 a month gas and £28 electric and over the year it usually covers it


ffs sassie do you live in a caravan??
#25
AshleyRFC
ffs sassie do you live in a caravan??


LMAO! OH wants to know if she lives in a tent!!!!! :-D
#26
theyre not in,will ring later and find out hope they dont think im being cheeky
#27
I pay £75 a month DD for my electricity, bills are usually £180-£200 a quarter.

During the winter I put £20 a week in my Quantum Meter, during the summer it goes down to about £5 a fortnight lol.
banned#28
AshleyRFC
ffs sassie do you live in a caravan??


nope, but i dont use gas through warmer months, so dont really have a bill in the summer months, my gas only for heating, my electric is same all year round, but i do tumble dry everything, never peg washing out so this is the same each months really
#29
bitseylango
LMAO! OH wants to know if she lives in a tent!!!!! :-D


She must do with prices like that.
#30
sassie
nope, but i dont use gas through warmer months, so dont really have a bill in the summer months, my gas only for heating


Yeah but the electric too lol.
banned#31
bitseylango
LMAO! OH wants to know if she lives in a tent!!!!! :-D


really, is that good? i thought my bills where expensive :oops:
#32
sassie
nope, but i dont use gas through warmer months, so dont really have a bill in the summer months, my gas only for heating, my electric is same all year round, but i do tumble dry everything, never peg washing out so this is the same each months really


our gas is only for the heating and a gas hob. How do you keep your leccy so low? OH wants you to pass on some tips! :-D
#33
MIL was paying about £24 a month to her gas, they came to read her meter, sent her a letter telling her that she hadn't been paying enough so that she now was in £1000 arrears and that her payments would be going up to £142 a month.

They said that they only have to read the meter once a year and that it wasn't their fault.
#34
How big is your house Sassie?

Ours is 3 bedroomed.
banned#35
leecy bill from 2nd dec to 18th may was £158 and leecy used was about 1600 kwh
#36
During the winter I got hit with a £240 electricity bill, I phoned them, they said oh its winter blah de blah, I was like I have gas central heating ffs, they said yeah but putting your lights on earlier etc all adds up.
banned#37
just checked utility warehouse tariffs for my area and gas and electric are about 20% MORE than BG!

Dunno how they get away with saying GUARANTEED SAVINGS!
#38
sassie
leecy bill from 2nd dec to 18th may was £158 and leecy used was about 1600 kwh


You must be on a good tarriff then.
banned#39
3 bedroomed, electric, we have shower, lights, comps, telly, leecy oven the usualy really, but i do tumble dry everything
im on BG click 6
banned#40
to cut back on electric, dont use tumble dryers. they are VERY expensive to run and whats the point of paying when we have a great big heater in the sky and thats free lol

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