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How much do british gas charge per unit?

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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
How much do british gas charge per unit?
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Tooooooooooo Much
#2
Depends on your rate..

Standard rate is normally

£X amount for the first X amount of units, then a lower £X amount for the rest of the units.

There isn't much between them big companies in per year cost to be honest, if you go onto something like moneysupermarket they're all within £20/30 of eachother per year cost.
#3
spritey
Depends on your rate..

Standard rate is normally

£X amount for the first X amount of units, then a lower £X amount for the rest of the units.

I believe British Gas is the cheapest at the moment, but it varies every 3/6 months. No company is ever the cheapest consistently


Do you know how much you currently pay?
#4
Adam2050
Do you know how much you currently pay?


Well my electricity direct debit is £100 a month or so, but then i've got a wife and 1 year old at home. So we use quite allot of electricity compared to the average user.

Then again we have managed to drop our monthly user from 26-29kWh per day to 17kWh a day over the last 3 months

This is what my last bill says though:

First 53 kWh x 22.765p
Next 757 kWh x 9.879p

I'm on the standard rate - and that was for the period between 16th Jan - 23rd of Feb.

I may change our rate to WebSaver 7 - seems like it may be cheaper then.
#5
I say this as I took a meter reading. It was 10496/466 when I moved in (05/02/10) is now 10562/127 Today 28th May. As I have no been billed due to the estate agent being useless.

So i have used 66 imperial units. Converted into kWh. Comes up with a staggering 2082.525401.

Which is a lot of gas.

(Guide here)
#6
Adam2050
I say this as I took a meter reading. It was 10496/466 when I moved in (05/02/10) is now 10562/127 Today 28th May. As I have no been billed due to the estate agent being useless.

So i have used 66 imperial units. Converted into kWh. Comes up with a staggering 2082.525401.

Which is a lot of gas.

(Guide here)


You think that's bad.. My last Gas bill:

First 272.00 kWh x 6.621p =
Next 4869.28 kWh x 3.050p =

For period of 18th of Dec - 3rd of Feb

That's a cost of £139 per month for the 3 month period - i did everything i could to not strangle my wife for keeping the heating on to much.. I put in a thermostat, so that can NEVER happen again.. As she used to forget to switch off the heating.
#7
Adam2050
I say this as I took a meter reading. It was 10496/466 when I moved in (05/02/10) is now 10562/127 Today 28th May. As I have no been billed due to the estate agent being useless.

So i have used 66 imperial units. Converted into kWh. Comes up with a staggering 2082.525401.

Which is a lot of gas.

(Guide here)


it says on that guide to only read the first 4 numbers on the metre.... i used to work for npower but it was a while ago... i'm sure you only read 4 numbers and electricity is 5
#8
lfc_engravedonheart
it says on that guide to only read the first 4 numbers on the metre.... i used to work for npower but it was a while ago... i'm sure you only read 4 numbers and electricity is 5


Yerp, it's the first 4 digits, but i got the feeling they may drop the first one.
#9
spritey
You think that's bad.. My last Gas bill:

First 272.00 kWh x 6.621p =
Next 4869.28 kWh x 3.050p =

For period of 18th of Dec - 3rd of Feb

That's a cost of £139 per month for the 3 month period - i did everything i could to not strangle my wife for keeping the heating on to much.. I put in a thermostat, so that can NEVER happen again.. As she used to forget to switch off the heating.


Well the guess has only been on mainly because I have had days where I been that ill just before it warmed up where I'd have the fire on in the front room. Everything else is mainly electric, refused to have the heating on full stop in this house. As the front room is the only one mainly used.
#10
I caculated on old figure at the bill being for that period over £130. Guessing it might be more.
#11
spritey
Yerp, it's the first 4 digits, but i got the feeling they may drop the first one.


ah right :)
#12
Adam2050
Well the guess has only been on mainly because I have had days where I been that ill just before it warmed up where I'd have the fire on in the front room. Everything else is mainly electric, refused to have the heating on full stop in this house. As the front room is the only one mainly used.


Well since you live in the house i used to, my average gas bill cost in that place was £35 a month.. So i wouldn't worry to much.

I also hardly ever used the central heating, just the gas fire.

Just depends entirely on how much you've used the gas fire, check with British Gas. See what they say about the readings and then ask how much the cost is.
#13
spritey
Well since you live in the house i used to, my average gas bill cost in that place was £35 a month.. So i wouldn't worry to much.

I also hardly ever used the central heating, just the gas fire.

Just depends entirely on how much you've used the gas fire, check with British Gas. See what they say about the readings and then ask how much the cost is.


Theres no need to use the central heating because of the size of the front room, and the fact it tends to heat the rest of the house.
#14
Adam2050
Theres no need to use the central heating because of the size of the front room, and the fact it tends to heat the rest of the house.


Yeah

Just ring British Gas, ask them to tell you how much the cost is based on the readings.

That way you'll know if you're interrupting the readings correctly.
banned#15
or just register for online account updates / meter reading entry

https://www.britishgas.co.uk/Registration/Account-Details-Entry/Link/ID/Register/
banned#16
spritey;8709990
Depends on your rate..

Standard rate is normally

£X amount for the first X amount of units, then a lower £X amount for the rest of the units.

There isn't much between them big companies in per year cost to be honest, if you go onto something like moneysupermarket they're all within £20/30 of eachother per year cost.

Simply untrue. Atlantic / Southern Electric are £200 per year more EON for my area / usage. They used to be the cheapest but now the most expensive. I switch every 6-12 months as £100s of quidco available :-D
#17
csiman
Simply untrue. Atlantic / Southern Electric are £200 per year more EON for my area / usage. They used to be the cheapest but now the most expensive. I switch every 6-12 months as £100s of quidco available :-D


Yeah but the south has far more competition does it?.. Quite look on moneysupermarket puts them all within £20/30 of eachother in my area, i'm guessing shropshire is about the same.

Adam lives in Shropshire, in the same house i used to.
#18
Aye.. Quick look on moneysupermarket for where Adam lives..

Npower
First: Utility
eon
EDF Energy
Southern Electric
British Gas
Scottish power
Atlantic

All within £20/30 annual cost of eachother.
banned#19
spritey;8710266
Yeah but the south has far more competition does it?.. Quite look on moneysupermarket puts them all within £20/30 of eachother in my area, i'm guessing shropshire is about the same.

Adam lives in Shropshire, in the same house i used to.

Guess it must do. Something must explain why you pay about 30% more per kwh for electric and 20% more for gas than I do :w00t:
#20
csiman
Guess it must do. Something must explain why you pay about 30% more per kwh for electric and 20% more for gas than I do :w00t:


I'm on the standard rate - so i do get a discount back. But i do need to get round to changing it, as Web Saving 7 rate is around £200 a year cheaper.
banned#21
spritey;8710392
I'm on the standard rate - so i do get a discount back. But i do need to get round to changing it, as Web Saving 7 rate is around £200 a year cheaper.

dont forget quidco. Just got paid £100 for switching to EON (cheapest rates anyway). :thumbsup:
#22
csiman
dont forget quidco. Just got paid £100 for switching to EON (cheapest rates anyway). :thumbsup:


I really need to start doing that Quidco stuff, everyone talks about it and i just never bother.

Think while my son is having his birthday on Saturday, with the hordes of mothers and babys which are visiting for the party.. I'll hide away in my office and look into it.
#23
the porter
I bet i change 4 times a year at least and all through quidco and tcb had £100s back :thumbsup:


how do you manage this british gas and scottish power sign =you up for 12 months or there is a fee to get out which is usually more than the cashback because of people doing that

you reckon you change every 3 months:lol:
#24
the porter
the charges have only just come in, for the last few years there has been none granted it might be harder now but where theres a will :)


no they havnt not by the 2 companies i just mentioned they havnt anyway

there is no way u could change every 3 months and get the cashback
#25
I ll love to do the Change thing too...
#26
bout tree fiddy
#27
OH does sales for e-on he was actually telling me how much BG charge per unit yesterday but i wasnt really listening :oops: i remember he said this company ovo http://www.ovoenergy.com/ were the cheapest and we should use them when we get our flat :thumbsup:

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