something strange is going on with our electric...

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  1. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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    Our bill is £100 a month :shock:
    We dont own a tumble dryer, i do 3 washes a week (calculated at 0.11p per wash...yes i am that sad! :haha:)
    all standbys go off. We dont do anything out of the ordinary and we live in a 3 bed semi...

    I looked at our unit consumption an hour ago...Went back and 5 more units have gone on :shock:

    It used to cost £20 a month...I cant believe it. we had a new meter fitted back in april as i couldnt believe it then....

    how much is your elctric a month... What if someone has tapped my line :shock: :dohh:
     
  2. lilbumpblue

    lilbumpblue x James' Mummy x

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    i always think that someone is tapping into ours too lol! We pay £135 for duel fuel but we only have a 2up 2down house and before i started maternity leave we were out of the house from 730am til 6pm and went bed about 11pm! X
     
  3. FayDanielle

    FayDanielle Mia's Mummy <3

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    I work for an energy company hun, ring yours up and ask where your electric is being wasted.

    Also, ask if you can have a monitor fitted, it shows you where the energy is being used, how much is being used etc.
    They say it can cut your bill by 10%, i know its not alot, but £10 monthly adds up! x
     
  4. Mrs Mayhem

    Mrs Mayhem Guest

    We pay £103 per month for gas & electric, we live in a 2 bed semi, never turn the standby's off, have 3 fishtanks constantly powered, and hubby always has his motorbike on charge in the garage....

    I'd say you definitely have a problem going on there!!!
     
  5. Chocciebutton

    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    I pay £65 a month gas and £55 a month Electric for a 3 bed house
    I cant make any savings though by going with a company for both the electric and gas as we are not on mains gas as we live rural....its a new build house and a tanker comes every couple months to fill a large tank underground that feeds all the houses, we are still on a meter and we pay our bills through calor gas. That does seem excessive I would try and get it checked out
     
  6. tallybee

    tallybee DS '04, DD '06, DD '15

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    Yeah I agree, that sounds dodgy! I would ring the company and ask to have that checked out.
     
  7. FEDup1981

    FEDup1981 Mam of two & two angels

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    We pay £10 a week for a pre-payment meter x
     
  8. nanomey

    nanomey Well-Known Member

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    we have a pre-pay meter in and use £10 a week... yours sounds incredibly high!!
    we have a gas meter in too and used to pay £50- 70 a week on that (only gas is the cooker and boiler!) the elec company kept telling us there was no problem and our boiler is supose to be a low cost combi... so we got a log burner fitted in and never use the heating and now only use £10 a week on gas!
     
  9. Morgenstern

    Morgenstern Guest

    our electric bill just came back as the lowest we have ever had on record. $87.78 WOW!!
     
  10. amie-leigh

    amie-leigh Mummy To Princess Morgan

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    we are between £10-£15 a week so £40-60 a month and i do two wash and dry loads a day and theres usually someone in with the tv on so i'd ring the company your with £100 a month sounds quite high x
     
  11. babydevil1989

    babydevil1989 Well-Known Member

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    we live in a 2 bed ground floor flat we have a pre - payment meter. we have a tumble dryer and do a wash a day. im in most days and we use £40 electric and £40 gas! id say there was something wrong! x
     
  12. lilbumpblue

    lilbumpblue x James' Mummy x

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    i got mine wrong we were paying £196 per month duel fuel. We stopped saying by dd in September and received a bill 2 weeks ago for £290 for usage between September and December! Iv just called them to set up a dd again and its gone down to £108 per month duel fuel! How can they justify it? X
     

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