anyone else dreading next gas bill?

heating is on 24/7, its so cold. Anyone else dreading next gas bill?

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im on a flipping card meter that was here wen we moved in, and its a rip off!! ive asked them to take it out and they said itll cost me £100! how does this work wen i didnt even have it put in! im paying £30-40 a week atm!!

I live in a very big, very drafty student house that still has snow on the front mat that we brought in on our shoes yesterday and it's that cold here that it's not melted. We rarely have the heating on. It's called Uggs, jumpers, scarves, gloves, hats...

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Tazx;7512423

im on a flipping card meter that was here wen we moved in, and its a rip … im on a flipping card meter that was here wen we moved in, and its a rip off!! ive asked them to take it out and they said itll cost me £100! how does this work wen i didnt even have it put in! im paying £30-40 a week atm!!



same here mate £40 a week on gas :x

£15- £20 on electric , stupid idiots why anyone wants these in their house i have no idea

I have had the heating on non stop for weeks as have two little kids and not been out much so yes dreading the next bill.

baffledsalmon;7512445

I live in a very big, very drafty student house that still has snow on … I live in a very big, very drafty student house that still has snow on the front mat that we brought in on our shoes yesterday and it's that cold here that it's not melted. We rarely have the heating on. It's called Uggs, jumpers, scarves, gloves, hats...



sounds like you should have got a better house. Our student house is too bloody hot! Huge double rad in my huge room. brand new double glazing put in the summer just gone, alongside utility bills inclusive thus dont care when the heating is on! :-D

Unless you're ill or an OAP why on earth would you have it on 24/7:?

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my bill compared to last quarters has already doubled and i only 6 weeks into next bill, another 6 to go yet

well ive been told from my brother that they have to remove it for free if u dont have it put in! he has just had his removed for nothing so im gonna do the same, its a rip off!!



modernwarfarepro;7512462

same here mate £40 a week on gas :x£15- £20 on electric , stupid idiots wh … same here mate £40 a week on gas :x£15- £20 on electric , stupid idiots why anyone wants these in their house i have no idea

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deb8z;7512477

Unless you're ill or an OAP why on earth would you have it on 24/7:?



have two kids.

£120 where????? i just paid 190 last week!

Yes I think you'll find only the short ones are £120 So what if I spend money on a pair of boots? I can't carry a radiator around with me all day to keep me warm, can I?

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raa;7512513

have two kids.



I have 1 , obviously i dont begrudge the fact i need to keep my OH and child warm etc , its just the price is a total rip-off when on pay as you go crappy meters

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baffledsalmon;7512563

Yes I think you'll find only the short ones are £120 So what if I … Yes I think you'll find only the short ones are £120 So what if I spend money on a pair of boots? I can't carry a radiator around with me all day to keep me warm, can I?



boi but surely daddy could

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baffledsalmon;7512563

Yes I think you'll find only the short ones are £120 So what if I … Yes I think you'll find only the short ones are £120 So what if I spend money on a pair of boots? I can't carry a radiator around with me all day to keep me warm, can I?



i heard they make your feet smell when it rains

sassie;7512571

boi but surely daddy could



Yes. He could.

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baffledsalmon;7512577

Yes. He could.



then tell him to pull his bloody finger out, doesnt he realise its bee really cold

u can buy the spray that stops em smelling or just try washing more .

raa;7512513

have two kids.



Unless they are babies i still don't see why you'd keep it on during the night though,it's not cold in bed:?

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deb8z;7512638

Unless they are babies i still don't see why you'd keep it on during the … Unless they are babies i still don't see why you'd keep it on during the night though,it's not cold in bed:?



alot of people believe it is cheaper to kleep a house at a certain temp, rather than reheating home every time you turn it off and then back on, i drop mine down to 15 at night so the house doesnt fall below that, and it probs may kick in very early hours

sassie;7512654

alot of people believe it is cheaper to kleep a house at a certain temp, … alot of people believe it is cheaper to kleep a house at a certain temp, rather than reheating home every time you turn it off and then back on, i drop mine down to 15 at night so the house doesnt fall below that, and it probs may kick in very early hours



I've heard people say that before,i'm not convinced it works though.

I turned the heating off at 9pm,it's 54 degrees at the moment.

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deb8z;7512638

Unless they are babies i still don't see why you'd keep it on during the … Unless they are babies i still don't see why you'd keep it on during the night though,it's not cold in bed:?



trust me this house gets cold quick , council left a little gap at bottom of door frames so cold air soon fills up the stairs and landing , need to get them out :x

It is better if you have a room stat and leave at 19oC never move it your heating bills will be cheaper thus the boiler is only on and off for little times not on for ages trying to get the room temp up

I rang my provider at tea time today with a new reading and asked them to check i was paying the correct amount and they said I was...I pay monthly DD gas is £35 so I hope it stays at that.

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bashy2002;7512693

It is better if you have a room stat and leave at 19oC never move it your … It is better if you have a room stat and leave at 19oC never move it your heating bills will be cheaper thus the boiler is only on and off for little times not on for ages trying to get the room temp up



bloody hell im lucky if my house reaches that :w00t:

Im dreading my bill. Ive been using my real fire in the lounge to try and help but to be honest it costs just as much to fuel the fire.

Oh and I couldn't get coal today at focus because ' health and safety' wouldn't let them get the coal from out the yard! :x

bashy2002;7512693

It is better if you have a room stat and leave at 19oC never move it your … It is better if you have a room stat and leave at 19oC never move it your heating bills will be cheaper thus the boiler is only on and off for little times not on for ages trying to get the room temp up



I don't have a room stat.

Even with the heating on for hours it's never reached 70 degrees.

sassie;7512706

bloody hell im lucky if my house reaches that :w00t:



Did you know there are company`s out there that work for the gov. and can help anyone with there heating, some may charge a little some even free not totally sure but worth a look into.

eagaheat.com/soc…ing

was very cold here (south east) but house seemed warm enough..
perhaps it was because i used the week to do a lot of DIY that kept me warm.
heating is designed to pop on if it drops below a certain temp in the winter anyway - lot easier to keep the house warm that way instead of starting from freezing.

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bashy2002;7512742

Did you know there are company`s out there that work for the gov. and can … Did you know there are company`s out there that work for the gov. and can help anyone with there heating, some may charge a little some even free not totally sure but worth a look into.http://www.eagaheat.com/social-housing



what for? they cannot make my house any warmer, have a new boiler, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation, its just one of those cold houses, im sure its haunted:w00t:

deb8z;7512732

I don't have a room stat.Even with the heating on for hours it's never … I don't have a room stat.Even with the heating on for hours it's never reached 70 degrees.




70 are you wanting a steam room lol

19 is just right for anyone.

Look ay your boiler, google it then see if you can get a room stat if its takes one.

A few things to check your heating, if private rent check when last serviced (the landlord pays for this and its the law)

Make sure the heating pressure is above 1 bar
Check the rads are hot at the top as well if not bleed them

sassie;7512764

what for? they cannot make my house any warmer, have a new boiler, cavity … what for? they cannot make my house any warmer, have a new boiler, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation, its just one of those cold houses, im sure its haunted:w00t:



If its that cold heat has to be going somewhere if its not staying in the house

bashy2002;7512778

70 are you wanting a steam room lol19 is just right for anyone.Look ay … 70 are you wanting a steam room lol19 is just right for anyone.Look ay your boiler, google it then see if you can get a room stat if its takes one.A few things to check your heating, if private rent check when last serviced (the landlord pays for this and its the law)Make sure the heating pressure is above 1 barCheck the rads are hot at the top as well if not bleed them



You said 19,that's nearly 70 degree Fahrenheit:?

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bashy2002;7512791

If its that cold heat has to be going somewhere if its not staying in the … If its that cold heat has to be going somewhere if its not staying in the house



my walls are ice cold indoors, have had the cavity people back out, and they have double checked and i deffo have it, also its a draughty house

bashy2002;7512778

70 are you wanting a steam room lol19 is just right for anyone.Look ay … 70 are you wanting a steam room lol19 is just right for anyone.Look ay your boiler, google it then see if you can get a room stat if its takes one.A few things to check your heating, if private rent check when last serviced (the landlord pays for this and its the law)Make sure the heating pressure is above 1 barCheck the rads are hot at the top as well if not bleed them



Boiler is two years old,i always check the pressure is over one bar,bled the rads recently and they have thermostats on them anyway so i doubt i need a room stat either.

deb8z;7512797

You said 19,that's nearly 70 degree Fahrenheit:?



Yeah sorry always used to oC

sassie;7512804

my walls are ice cold indoors, have had the cavity people back out, and … my walls are ice cold indoors, have had the cavity people back out, and they have double checked and i deffo have it, also its a draughty house



Theres your answer Draughts try and sort em even then old door snakes my mun and dad used to have worked :-D

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we've moved into the living room for the last couple of weeks, massive gaps in the windows.....finally putting in new windows tomorrow morning:)

i like to keep on top of the bills so i rand and gave them meter reading last week and receieved new bill yesterday

i would advise people to check their tariffs because when we signed up with scottish power we took a no standing charge bill with dual tarriffs and after checking the bill we have been shifted onto the most expensive tariff they have with a standing charge since last may.

rang them today to make a complaint and ask whats going on and they are redoing the bill and backdating our original tariff to when they changed it. apparently a direct debit was cancelled or some nonsense excuse.

strangely the same thing happened with british gas as well before we changed over

Never had central heating at home when i was a child,not until my teens did we get it,no double glazing either,i'm used to wearing lots of layers.

At the moment i've got 3 on lol

deb8z;7512810

Boiler is two years old,i always check the pressure is over one bar,bled … Boiler is two years old,i always check the pressure is over one bar,bled the rads recently and they have thermostats on them anyway so i doubt i need a room stat either.




2 year old sould be able to get room stat it will save you money as it will cut the heating in and out as needed
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