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Your Energy Bill A Year? How much is it - really?

#1 User is offline   King Phil 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

Ours is 2000 a year - gas and electric, and we have wood burning stoves we use for heating when we have free fuel.

What's yours for a year? Honestly. I'm told the average was 1252 in 2012 so ours is way over. And considering it looks likely to go up I'm interested in whether the 1252 is right and we spend a lot, or if the average is bullshit :)

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

Around 1200 a year, combined, and that was with 3 adults, 3 pc's, and 3 tv's.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Over Dec,Jan, and Feb the electric bill is £450 and gas £150 - 3 adults, 1 kid. Two TV's, three PC's. I think the oven and drier use most power. Gas central heating no electric heating except my oil heater that's only on rarely and briefly

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

I'd say 3k ish, and that's 2 adults.


One of whom heats the whole house so she can dry a particular pair of jeans to wear to work when there plenty of perfectly good pairs aready dry <_<

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:05 PM

View PostDev, on 29 March 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

I'd say 3k ish, and that's 2 adults.


One of whom heats the whole house so she can dry a particular pair of jeans to wear to work when there plenty of perfectly good pairs aready dry <_<


lol

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:00 AM

View PostKing Phil, on 29 March 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

1 kid.

Well, at least you can save on the price of milk with a goat in the house. ;)

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

700 a year, Gas and Electric.

2 People, 3 bed house. :coolface:

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

Or old place which we moved out of 2 years ago cost us 2400 a year, that was with 2 big fire places and an additional wood stove in the kitchen. (not including Water)

It was damn expensive to run,

The new place is about 1200 a year, thats just electric and gas. I will point out the old place was oil, so we would probably be close to the 3K a year mark now.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

View PostJackfrost, on 01 April 2013 - 10:38 AM, said:

700 a year, Gas and Electric.

2 People, 3 bed house. :coolface:


Has to be a story behind that ! Are are you not in the uk? :P

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

View PostEarthy, on 01 April 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

Or old place which we moved out of 2 years ago cost us 2400 a year, that was with 2 big fire places and an additional wood stove in the kitchen. (not including Water)

It was damn expensive to run,

The new place is about 1200 a year, thats just electric and gas. I will point out the old place was oil, so we would probably be close to the 3K a year mark now.



You raise an interesting point. New builds are way more energy efficient - though shite otherwise.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

Live in Wales, GF works for our energy supplier so gets a discount but because of that, we're tight as fuck with gas and power. Everything I buy that plugs into a socket I take a look at power consumption, it wont prevent me from buying it, if that's the only option but I still try to prevent power wastage.

Only things even left switched on standby at the mains are the fridge, router and a small lower power switch. Hot Water is barely ever on because we have an electric shower and dishwasher which only gets used when full, same with the washing machine..probably do 2 full loads a week. Heating's been on more than we have had to in the past 3 years, but seemingly less than most people.

Water costs us about 25 a month too, down from 40 when we were on rates.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

Pretty impressive argument for being careful with appliances :)

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

about 1200 - kids are the main culprits

this...

View PostDev, on 29 March 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:


One of whom heats the whole house so she can dry a particular pair of jeans to wear to work when there plenty of perfectly good pairs aready dry <_<


being one of the worst crimes committed by my little darlings...

that and leaving iron/hair straighteners on all day when everyone is out :unsure:

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