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How do you convert gas meter units to kwh so as to obtain actual usage in £?

csimancsiman

I thought I had to calculate it by multiplying units used by 29 to get kwh.

I hope I am wrong otherwise I have used £145 of gas in just 40 days using Click energy 6 prices (pretty sure these have gone up a lot in the last week!). its not even been cold really down sarf!

Cheers

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    barneydog
    Dividing the kWh used by the gas units used from my last gas bill gives a conversion of 11.145


    It also says

    How we convert gas units used to kilowatt hours

    KWh used = gas units
    x 1.00226400 (volume conversion factor)
    x 39.3351 (calorific value)
    divided by 3.6 (KWh conversion factor)
    Benjimoron
    Look on your british gas on-line bill. I'll try to find in a sec.

    Not cold at all, haven't had heating on at all yet (apart from the odd bit of drying clothes on radiators).
    Benjimoron
    How we convert gas units used to kilowatt hours:
    gas units used x 2.83 (metric conversion factor) x 1.0226400 (volume conversion factor) x 39.3048 (calorific value) / 3.6 (kilowatt hour conversion factor) = kilowatt hours
    csiman
    barneydog;3485131
    Dividing the kWh used by the gas units used from my last gas bill gives a conversion of 11.145


    It also says

    Thanks for that. Tried online but my starting meter reading of 492 is currently about 40 higher than what my current reading is. BG input the wrong start reading but I'm not going to put them right :thumbsup:

    11.145 sounds much better :-D

    Benjimoron;3485136
    Look on your british gas on-line bill. I'll try to find in a sec.

    Not cold at all, haven't had heating on at all yet (apart from the odd bit of drying clothes on radiators).

    Just turned mine off but generally leave it on 24/7 on 20 degrees. Most goes on HW and oven / hob though at the moment.
    csiman
    Benjimoron;3485172
    How we convert gas units used to kilowatt hours:
    gas units used x 2.83 (metric conversion factor) x 1.0226400 (volume conversion factor) x 39.3048 (calorific value) / 3.6 (kilowatt hour conversion factor) = kilowatt hours

    Damn! That calc comes out as a multiplier of 31.597

    Not happy that I have used £145 in just 40 days (73 units!) :x
    Benjimoron
    On a side note, I still haven't received my money back from British Gas. I've overpaid them about £100 and asked them for it back, they agreed after arguing but this was about 6 weeks ago now. They told me that they couldn't put the money straight into my account as my direct debit wasn't active as I'm transferring to Scottish Power (they managed to take money via direct debit a couple of weeks later tho!). They say they sent a cheque on the 16th October which I haven't received. Phoned them again and they've advised they're going to cancel the cheque and send another with takes another 2 weeks according to them.
    csiman
    Maybe my meter is metric so I don't need to multiply by the metric conversion factor (2.83) which brings it back down to a multiplier of 11.165
    Benjimoron
    csiman
    Damn! That calc comes out as a multiplier of 31.597

    Not happy that I have used £145 in just 40 days (73 units!) :x


    Credit to barneydog who put the calc up before me.
    csiman
    Benjimoron;3485227
    On a side note, I still haven't received my money back from British Gas. I've overpaid them about £100 and asked them for it back, they agreed after arguing but this was about 6 weeks ago now. They told me that they couldn't put the money straight into my account as my direct debit wasn't active as I'm transferring to Scottish Power (they managed to take money via direct debit a couple of weeks later tho!). They say they sent a cheque on the 16th October which I haven't received. Phoned them again and they've advised they're going to cancel the cheque and send another with takes another 2 weeks according to them.

    make sure you cancel any dds as once you get a final bill then thinks might even out a little.

    It looks to me like the click enrgy 6 prices have risen recently too :x
    Benjimoron
    csiman
    Damn! That calc comes out as a multiplier of 31.597

    Not happy that I have used £145 in just 40 days (73 units!) :x


    csiman
    Just turned mine off but generally leave it on 24/7 on 20 degrees.


    Maybe that's why, lol!
    barneydog
    Benjimoron;3485172
    How we convert gas units used to kilowatt hours:
    gas units used x 2.83 (metric conversion factor) x 1.0226400 (volume conversion factor) x 39.3048 (calorific value) / 3.6 (kilowatt hour conversion factor) = kilowatt hours


    Thats weird, that comes out at 31.60 were as mine comes out at 10.95, which is near enough to my bill
    Benjimoron
    csiman
    make sure you cancel any dds as once you get a final bill then thinks might even out a little.

    It looks to me like the click enrgy 6 prices have risen recently too :x


    Yeah, final bill should sort it all out but just annoyed that it takes them so long to get me my money back!
    barneydog
    csiman;3485242
    Maybe my meter is metric so I don't need to multiply by the metric conversion factor (2.83) which brings it back down to a multiplier of 11.165



    Good point I missed that :oops:
    Benjimoron
    Look at your bill, when I use 2 units on the meter (ie from 5398 to 5400) it cost me £3.
    Benjimoron
    Look at Scottish Power csi, works out about £17 a year cheaper for me ATM and £62 (£72 when I did it) for switching.
    Benjimoron
    Submit your reading on-line too and you'll have a new bill in the next couple of days,.
    csiman
    Benjimoron;3485389
    Submit your reading on-line too and you'll have a new bill in the next couple of days,.

    I cant until I get a reasonable unit reading above 492 (BG start meter reading). Only on 465 now lol :thumbsup:
    Benjimoron
    Ignore Npower from the comparison web-sites. They say they are £100 cheaper for me but that includes a £100 bonus for staying with them for a whole year. Personally I don't want to be forced to stay with them for the whole year as they'll probably put their prices up and I'll fell like I have to stay to get my £100. I'd probably be paying more than £100 extra because of the increase.

    Especially considering they do the same thing as british gas with the whole click 5 transferring to click 6 controvesy. Npower are on tariff version 14 now!
    Benjimoron
    csiman
    I cant until I get a reasonable unit reading above 492 (BG start meter reading). Only on 465 now lol :thumbsup:


    Ah I see, does that mean your final bill on click 5 was up until 492 too? Otherwise you got it for free!

    How much does scottish power come out for you?
    Benjimoron
    My reading is 5400 or thereabouts. Mine gets multiplied by 31.5 roughly to get the figure needed.

    So considering your reading is much lower I would guess you only multiply the difference by 11, not 31?

    Which works out to about £30 of gas, sounds more like it.

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