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    Hey people
    I am living in a 2 bed flat in Bristol with a friend.
    We got our electricity and gas bill for 2 months and 10 day duration and are shocked to find out its £100 for gas and £160 for electric. It was estimated and they had overestimated 160 units on elec and 56 units on gas. Even after it been corrected it will still be around £150 minimum for 2 months. This sounds too high. Anyone got advice? Doubt we have used that much.

    If you know they overestimated, I'm assuming that means you read your meter. How can it be too much then, if you've compared your meter readings for the two dates? The meter is there to tell you "how much you've used.

    If it's £150, that's £7.49 per person per week for all your heating and electricity in winter, which seems pretty reasonable to me.
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    Yeah, I'm afraid it doesn't sound particularly startling to me, either. Sadly, these things are expensive.

    What you may be able to do, if you talk to your utility companies, is go on a plan where you pay a fixed amount direct debit each month, and they average it out over the year - so you don't end up paying a lot more in winter than in summer. Also, if you get electricity and gas from different companies, it's worth knowing that you also often get a discount if you get both from one supplier. Finally, don't forget that you're paying for what you use - so you can keep your future bills to a minimum by being super-careful about not wasting any power.
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