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£613 electric bill for 30 days in February 2022

cornishmummy
cornishmummy Scope Member Posts: 28 Connected
edited January 2023 in Cost of living
This was my bill for 30 days. Following month when weather warmed up was £152 ish . I do have the bills to prove this😀. 
My home is only electric, we use wall heaters to keep home warm. The ones installed in my home were supposed to be cheap and efficient but guess their not. 
I only live in a 3 bed house , myself and 3 children .
my youngest has been diagnosed with bad asthma so in order to keep his coughing and breathing struggles to a minimum I have to heat the room not the person. 
I’m dreading this February as will need to use heaters quite a lot just to keep home ok for my toddler. I’ve drafted proofed my home got thermal curtains up and put dehumidifier in each window . I contacted my MP housing association and had the surveyer out but still in a freezing home . Anyone else have high bills like mine. 
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,633 Pioneering
    Heating the house with electric is expensive. The first thing to do is check that you have been billed correctly, the only way to that is to reconstruct the bills from all the data that is available. Send your energy company a Subject Access Request, they have 30 days to provide all the data on the account, over the last 6 years. The SAR costs nothing to send.   
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,169 Disability Gamechanger
    That is extremely high but with electric i would expect that amount during the winter because it's so much more expensive than gas.
    I live in a 2 bedroom house and my heating is gas, between 12th Nov and 11th Dec my electric and gas was about £100 each so £200 for both. For me that was £83 more than the same time last year.
    Are you on prepayment meter? If not are the bills estimated meter readings or actual readings?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    That does seem high @cornishmummy.

    I echo what everyone else has been saying, about contacting your provider to double check. We also have some information pages about getting help with energy bills, which I’d encourage you to read.
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  • cornishmummy
    cornishmummy Scope Member Posts: 28 Connected
    @Hannah_Scope
    ive contacted them many many times , even got hold off the CEO off sse and the just get told the figures are the figures . I’m on correct tariff so they told citizen advice bureau when they helped me with this shock bill. 

  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    It's awful how much energy is costing. I'm glad you had support from Citizen's Advice, hopefully the pages I linked in my earlier comment, may have something that can help. 
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,633 Pioneering
    @cornishmummy If it's just the one month that is 'huge', then it's relatively easy to check with the data they have. Unfortunately, energy is the 'wild, wild, west', it has been for a number of years.

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