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Old 30-12-2016, 02:33 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by reverendjim View Post
i am betting your electric rates are higher than ours
We pay £99 a month for electricity on a standing order.
Usually we end the year with a small credit which rolls over to the next year.
The electricity company estimates how much we should pay each year and we just pay what they ask monthly 'in front'.
Not sure how that compares to others but this is a largeish detached old house and maybe not as energy efficient as newer homes might be insulation-wise.
I don't think that it is too bad. Our old place cost more for the electric -but it was a lot bigger.
We are off the gas grid as there is no mains gas to this village so we use oil fired central heating and that is really cheap with oil prices still being quite low.
500 litres costs about £230 it has just gone up again. When we came here that was £160 to fill the tank from half empty to full. We use about 1,500 litres a year depending on if it is a hard or a mild winter. We get a discount on our oil by being in an oil club with neighbours, we order a tanker for one delivery so they only have to deliver the one time to a whole bunch of us.

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