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

banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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
banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
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)
1 Like #2
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).
#3
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
banned#4
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.
banned#5
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
#6
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.
banned#7
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
#8
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.
banned#9
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
#10
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!
#11
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
#12
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!
#13
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:
#14
Look at your bill, when I use 2 units on the meter (ie from 5398 to 5400) it cost me £3.
#15
Look at Scottish Power csi, works out about £17 a year cheaper for me ATM and £62 (£72 when I did it) for switching.
#16
Submit your reading on-line too and you'll have a new bill in the next couple of days,.
banned#17
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:
#18
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!
#19
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?
#20
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.
banned#21
Benjimoron;3485442
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?

Brand new customer on 8th oct. Submitted reading of 392 but they have 492 on record. Will wait till I get up to about 550 before switching else they will catch on. 100 units free possibly :thumbsup:
#22
csiman
Brand new customer on 8th oct. Submitted reading of 392 but they have 492 on record. Will wait till I get up to about 550 before switching else they will catch on. 100 units free possibly :thumbsup:

What did they charge you up to on click 5? 392?
#23
On the meter it will probably say 'm^3' (meters cubed) if its a metric meter, which given the start reading is so low I would say it almost certainly is, so the ~11 conversion factor sounds much more likely... :)
#24
lol, just had a call from a survey company doing research for british gas, told them exactly what I thought of them!!!

I have to admit I was warned on here about moving to british gas, I should've listened to those warnings!!
#25
Finally received my cheque for £85 for the overpayments I've made. About 7 weeks after requesting it!

Just realised they lied to me about having to pay me by cheque as they've paid my extra £15 they owe me as I've now left them straight into my bank account.