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Household gas and electricity prices continue to rise and are now one of the highest yearly household bills tenants will have to pay.

Sample of an EPCThe national average total household standard tariff ‘dual fuel’ energy bill is £1420 (July 2013 – OFGEM). This is almost a £300 per year increase from July 2009.

In order to give tenants an idea of some typical heating and hot water running costs, we have extracted information for a range of different property types from some recent Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) we have produced (Blue Column).

We have added an additional 50% (heating, hot water and lighting make up around two thirds of the average energy bill) to these figures to produce an estimated annual energy billing total for each (Yellow Column).

Table showing the typical Home energy running costs

Please Note:

These figures should be used as a guide only. It is impossible to predict exact costs due to a number of variables which include householder behaviour, levels of use, and property construction differences including windows, doors, floors and roofs.

OFGEM (the Government’s energy watchdog) suggest that annual average energy KWH consumption for a medium user in a gas heated property is around 16,500 for gas and 3,300 for electricity.

If your total yearly combined energy bills are significantly higher than the estimated annual costs given in the yellow column, please contact the Energy and Climate Change Team on 01902 556789 who will be happy to review your billing and help find ways to reduce your energy consumption.

*Information deemed correct as at July 2013.

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