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Should this just be a Sunday banal thread?
and weve just had a gas/electric bill for £640 for december to march. is this too excessive or a standard amount?
Direct Debit for gas and electric has just gone up to £130 a month. Pretty disappointed with that.
Depends how much you've had the heating on and stuff.
I didn't think we were that excessive with the heating over winter, but we've recently had a bill for almost £600, based on meter readings, which seems utterly ridiculous for winter in a two bedroom flat.
Our most recent bill was £450 covering Dec, Jan & Feb. Felt reasonably excessive but compared to £600 perhaps it's not really...
Our landlady scoffed at us and told us we need to remember to put the heating on when we said the place was cold in december. Over an 8 month tenancy we spent almost £900 on gas and electric. Three months of that was summer too.
And that puts me, personally, almost in to fuel poverty. Fucking hell.
Although we're yet to live here in the summer. But since Sept we've spent almost £750 on gas/electric which feels like a lot more than normal. Reluctance of the landlord to allow insulation or install double glazing is pissing annoying too, doubt we'll spend another winter in this house.
We live on a fairly quiet road with a lot of families I guess, and sometimes you can hear the cars and things from the bigger road round the corner but it hardly ever disturbs us. Worse is the noise through the walls from the semi-deaf woman next door. She seems to have her TV on super loud 24/7.
for a one-bed flat, electric only, for Nov-Feb. Stung.
Last estimated reading was low I guess. Or the mystery behind continual energy company profits has been solved.
I got a bill for 11 months worth of leccy - £457
the prior april-nov was only £200 (heating off), but I'd been working from home during the day so, yeah
electricity's expensive, who knew
we have used heating and dryer but nothin excessive, couple of hours a night maybe. going to call them tomorrow and see
I did totally rinse the heating this winter though. Should've just put more clothes on. Normally the gas bit is loads less. Huge single glazed windows also.
It's often not as simple as watching what you use or shopping around either. Where i live, it costs about £95 per month without heating, or about £150 per month with heating, for a medium sized flat. We've tried all of the different methods of payment, four different suppliers, know exactly how to use the heating and water tank economically and have had all the appliances checked. It's a con.
Since New Year i've heard at least half a dozen people say they've had bills of £600+. Was talking to someone yesterday who's paying £230 a month. Madness. These aren't thick people, they're being randomly fucked over.
this is four people in a house though
rather than doing the whole flat. I also didn't use a timer. Doing that might help.
gas/electric is like £80 a month
water is quarterly, can't remember how much
council tax is the big tucker at £100+ a month
I pay my rent and everything is all inc
my moron flatmate kept putting the heating on for 8 hours a day including about 3 when everyone's asleep
I had a flatmate like that. They tried to get me to pay after I asked them not to put the heating on on full while they were away for a week in May. I told them I wasn't paying them a penny. They started crying.
No heating in that time but the other two were unemployed so were in all day cooking/watching tv etc. Even that seemed complete bullshit.
Leccy+gas = £45pm.
Pretty cheap, really, when you consider that's for something as essential as heat and light.
Compare it to what 'we' pay for communications frippery: TV licence (£12pm), broadband & phone (£20pm, or ~£40+pm with a TV package), mobile & phone (£30pm, or ~£10-15pm SIM only), plus film rental, plus spotify, etc
all bills come to about £13 pppw for us i think
£50 for electric every month (2 bed flat, no gas), £45 for water and fucking tonnes for Council Tax (scandal)
Every month we have to enter our meter readings online, so charged for what we use rather than a set figure each month. Last month it was £29 for electric and just over £100 for gas.
In the summer gas is about £35 I think.
The house has three bedrooms, a garage underneath and is detached so we don't get insulation for neighbours.
Also we got the 6 month water bill on Friday, £154.
Council tax is £160 a month over 12 months.
£98 covers gas and electric; water is £45.
All bills included in my rent
I live in an all electric flat with 3 people and it's about 80 pounds a month between us. I don't really turn the heating on unless I have to, that is what jumpers are for.
Islington council tax is about 27 quid and our water is included in the rent.
not paying that. £100 max.
£48 a month. Seems a lot, three bed terraced house, two adults and a 1 year old. Costs more than electricity which is crazy considering how water is everywhere and you have to make quite an effort to create and control electricity. We don't have a meter, I phoned up and they don't think they could put one in, and if anything it could go up if we did.
We have a water meter and get a six monthly bill. The last 6 months was £154, so £25.66 a month.
our direct debit for leccy+gas is £80 per month.
We've been using our wood burner a lot to heat the house in the evening so hopefully it'll come down a little bit.