What are your monthly electricity costs

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy & Energy Saving' started by Synchro, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. Synchro

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    I'm fairly into my tech and I'm wondering what other similar peoples monthly electricity bills are. I live in a 4 bedroom detached house within a family of 5. Two teens and one toddler. I have gas for cooking and heating.
     
  2. dannnielll

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    My electricity bill is about 250 euro per month. Average... This will be high to many but the house is basically all electric, . An air source heat pump, a few high end gaming computers and an oxygen concentration machine in use a lot of the time.... During summer, solar thermal help occupancy is basically 24/24 365 with 5 adults. . The base load, is around 650 watts, 300 of which is accounted by the circulation pump for the ufh. The rest would be pressured water, ethernet, and other networking.. Peak power could be 4 kw from the heat pump. For the few times per year when the heat pump cannot provide, an oil burner comes on.. .. but that only a total of a few hours per year if even... Detached house, 270 sq m and people who won't close windows!.
    Cooking and washing by electrical means. , But I do use gas for the hob.
     
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    Family of 4, 3 bed semi. We use roughly 5kWh per day. On our current tariff that works out at around £25 per month.
     
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    I will say that since my wife and I retired our electricity costs have soared because we are at home more. Gone are the days when we worked and had a nice warm office to work in with free lighting...
    Now we pay for it all so beware the increase costs when you retire!
    However after you have been retired a while you will honestly wonder how you found enough time to go to work!:clap:
     
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    We live in a 3 bedroom semi-detached and there is normally someone at home. Our bill us usually £25 per month.
     
  6. Brucepeter2007

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    There are so many variables in just a monthly figure - we pay £34.20pm and I think this will need to go up to around £40pm.
    Our rate is 11.61p per kW hour and the standing charge is 18.07 per day which is a good price I understand as compare the market can’t touch it.
    We are retired so at home most of the time. Our cooking is electric and the oven is on almost every night. Our home is “not standard construction” and just scrapes into energy band D.
    I have installed all LV lighting but that’s as far as I can go...
    We have a smart meter although I would not recommend them to anyone... making ends meet on a basic pension is sure stressful.
     
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    That's a pretty good rate and standing charge. We pay £33 but we have solar panels which took a third off our energy cost.
    We also have a smart meter it is ok for recording the leccy but it does not work with gas. A known problem with EDF apparently. But I think it is good to see how much your using a day.
     
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    Just so you know we were with EDF for years and years when they put the smart meter in but because they did it meant I was starting to look at prices and found they were uncompetitive so went to IRSA and it’s the best rate I could find.
     
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    Off topic I guess but what is your issue with smart meters? There is a national programme to roll these out across the UK.
     
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    There are big issues with smart meters - electric, gas, water - loads to read on line not only in the U.K. but also in other different countries who have them. The issues you will find seem all one way biased towards electric, water, gas companies and never the consumer.
    If you are asked - don’t have one.
    Only my opinion after reading a lots on the web.
     
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    Our views are different then. We were first in the queue for one so we could monitor our use and no longer having to call in readings. The main issue I'm aware of is that smart phase 1 meters can't work when changing suppliers and as I have found edf can't read the gas at the moment. They are releasing a software fix for this at some point.
     
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    Your right about the meters - can’t be read by other suppliers so when we changed over supplier you end we up supplying the meter reading each month which is a pain that should never have passed the meters design stage. So poor meter man was done out of his job for nothing as the customer ends up doing the reading for free and using his own internet which is not free either.
    I have a next door neighbor who is getting on and has no internet connection - how would he do if he changed supplier...
     
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    They will use the mobile network to send data. He/she should wait on a smart phase 2 meter which will be able to deal with changes in supplier.

    But a smart phase 1meter will receive a software update to allow changes to suppliers to go smoothly. This should be rolled out late this year.
     
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    I should say from the information I have seen all smart meters use the mobile network not your WiFi.
     
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    I have solar panels. Gas and Electric is £85. And £300+ per annum back from the panels.
     
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    I have a 3 bed house and cost on average £65-70 per month for electric.
     
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    11,000kwh per year. A lot, but we’re all electric. Air source heat pump for heating, electric cooker, no gas at all now. Still v high.
     
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    I have a 2 bed new build flat and my gas and electric is stupid at like £85 a month. Heating is never on as it retains heat well. There's usually someone home but we don't leave applicances or lights on all the time.

    We have a first utility smart meter but I regret it so much, I was pushed onto a higher tariff to have the meters. The Gas one never works so I have to submit manual readings. Before I had them installed, it used to cost us about £45 a month for both.

    My charges are as follows:

    Electric - 15.024p KWh
    Electric standing charge - 27.97p a day

    Gas - 3.26KWh
    Gas standing charge - 22.56 a day
     
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    Last year our 5 bed 'eco' house consummed 11600kwh
    House has 14kw of solar which produced around 13750kwh for the same year.
    On idle house runs at around 1kwh, avarege usage is 31.7kwh per 24 hr day.
    All electric water/heating and with ground source heat pump and MVHR system.
    electric bills are around £150 per month.
     
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    Very useful benchmark @Kitch.

    Our house is similar. 5 bed eco house, air source heat pump, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, only 5.7kw of solar. Also around 11.5kwh consumption. PV cuts bills in half for much of year.
     
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    That’s certainly a good comparison! Does your house run at a similar idle?
     
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    I’m afraid I’ve never quite worked out the idle consumption!
     
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    I built my house 11 years ago now, also now a 5-Bed with GSHP, MHRV, fully zones UFH, screened floors and plastered blockwork walls for thermal mass, LED lightmeduim by throughout. Now paying £150/month and averaging 15000kWh per year. I also have an electric car so charged mostly from home so this adds to my usage.

    funnily enough, my background base usage is also 1kWh/h, so 24 units a day!
     

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