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Best pre pay Gas supplier????

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Found 14th Jan 2010
Hi Im trying to see if I can save some money on my gas pre pay Im putting on average £45 a week on at the minute and it seems like a hell of alot for my 2 bedroom flat my mum does not even use this much for her big 4 bedroom house? I have tried the uswitch site but it's not really showing more than a saving of £15 per year so just though I would ask here if anyone has pre pay and there experience?

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That is alot. Who are you with?

Original Poster

I Know it's getting to the point were Im scared to put the heating on, British gas

I would query that. I have a 2 bedroom house and the heating has been on constant and I'm only going through about £15 a week/ I'm with edf.

I live in an end 3 bedroom semi and use between £15 -£20 a week, all my heating is gas and my hob is too. I'm with N Power. That does seem an awful lot.

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I am on the phone now lol but seems to be just pre recorded advice grrrrrrrrrrr

xx_dyer_xx;7538635

I am on the phone now lol but seems to be just pre recorded advice … I am on the phone now lol but seems to be just pre recorded advice grrrrrrrrrrr



Are you paying any debt back? How long have you been in the flat ?

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I been here for 6 years I use to pay 3 monthly bills but when OH left 2 years ago I switched over to pre pay but just this year seems to be out of control, No there's no debt hun

xx_dyer_xx;7538697

I been here for 6 years I use to pay 3 monthly bills but when OH left 2 … I been here for 6 years I use to pay 3 monthly bills but when OH left 2 years ago I switched over to pre pay but just this year seems to be out of control, No there's no debt hun



Just wondering. I thought maybe your meter could have been set for the previous tenant. Try turning your thermostat down a couple of degrees, that's suppose to save you a little, and keep your heating on, it takes less gas to heat up a warm tank of water than to start from scratch and heat up a cold tank full.

That is an AWFUL lot! I live in a 3 bed property (only 1 house next to me) and I'm paying approx £20 having it on from 7.30 - 11.30 at around (average 18c). I'm with Southern Electric for gas and on pre payment. QUERY yours...it can't be right

scabbers;7538813

That is an AWFUL lot! I live in a 3 bed property (only 1 house next to … That is an AWFUL lot! I live in a 3 bed property (only 1 house next to me) and I'm paying approx £20 having it on from 7.30 - 11.30 at around (average 18c). I'm with Southern Electric for gas and on pre payment. QUERY yours...it can't be right



Yours is similar to mine then. This does sound like a good average to go off.

Original Poster

Just spoke to British gas nothing wrong with meter apparently normal at this time of year especially as we have had a cold spell :x so no joy there, clearly after speaking with you guys it can't be right!!!! I will try turning the temp down a bit and see if helps if not will try change supplier and see if that helps thanks everyone for your advice :thumbsup: x

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u need to look at the comaprison site, like uswitch or energy helpline, tariffs are area dependant

I would read the meter as you go to bed.Then turn off heating.
Just let the boiler run on pilot light.
Read meter in the morning to see if you have used any gas.
If you hace you have a leak.

Best thing to do is make a record of the hours of usage and temperatures set, take a meter reading in the morning and one the following morning this will determine your daily usage, check the unit prices you are being charged and see if it tallys.
If you feel it isnt right contact ofgem (think that's right) they will sort it out if the gas company fail to take notice of you.

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sassie;7539134

u need to look at the comaprison site, like uswitch or energy helpline, … u need to look at the comaprison site, like uswitch or energy helpline, tariffs are area dependant


Thanks have tried already doesn't seem to help:x

bigwheels;7539450

I would read the meter as you go to bed.Then turn off heating.Just let … I would read the meter as you go to bed.Then turn off heating.Just let the boiler run on pilot light.Read meter in the morning to see if you have used any gas.If you hace you have a leak.


Thanks will try this

katya1971;7541680

Best thing to do is make a record of the hours of usage and temperatures … Best thing to do is make a record of the hours of usage and temperatures set, take a meter reading in the morning and one the following morning this will determine your daily usage, check the unit prices you are being charged and see if it tallys.If you feel it isnt right contact ofgem (think that's right) they will sort it out if the gas company fail to take notice of you.


Thanks will try this also

Thanks for help and advice x :thumbsup:

Do you have a gas leak or are you heating the other flats?

We have a pre-pay gas meter and its more expensive then when we had the 'normal' meter. We are in a 2 bedroom house and pay roughly what you pay (OP).

We resorted to wearing layers and bought a bottled gas heater
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