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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:28 pm
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Fack me....my electricity has doubled and the gas (for the house) has tripled in the last 2 months.

Um, just how much longer do the utility companies think they can bend you over?...time for a revolt me thinks.

Had a conversation with the old bid (mother) at the weekend, we were talking about house prices in Blighty (my brother has bought a bigger house), basically you can have a 4000 sq ft mansion here, but you can't afford to heat or cool the facking thing!

bitch over.
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Yosser
Fack me....my electricity has doubled and the gas (for the house) has tripled in the last 2 months.

Um, just how much longer do the utility companies think they can bend you over?...time for a revolt me thinks.

Had a conversation with the old bid (mother) at the weekend, we were talking about house prices in Blighty (my brother has bought a bigger house), basically you can have a 4000 sq ft mansion here, but you can't afford to heat or cool the facking thing!

bitch over.

I feel the same way - my gas bill this month was nearly 500 dollars, and I DON'T have a 4000 sq ft mansion
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:33 pm
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Default Re: Utility bills - bitch and moan...

Originally Posted by Yosser
Fack me....my electricity has doubled and the gas (for the house) has tripled in the last 2 months.

Um, just how much longer do the utility companies think they can bend you over?...time for a revolt me thinks.

Had a conversation with the old bid (mother) at the weekend, we were talking about house prices in Blighty (my brother has bought a bigger house), basically you can have a 4000 sq ft mansion here, but you can't afford to heat or cool the facking thing!

bitch over.
Can't tell if your post means you can't afford to pay for the higher bills...

The cost of utilities for a home is one of the variables and it's to be expected that bills will be more expensive in the winter months.

My suggestions are:

cut back on splurges (going out to eat, weekend trips, premium cable channels, etc.)
or simply move into a smaller home (do you really need a 4000 sq ft house?).
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Originally Posted by Yosser
Fack me....my electricity has doubled and the gas (for the house) has tripled in the last 2 months.
Um, just how much longer do the utility companies think they can bend you over?...time for a revolt me thinks.
Had a conversation with the old bid (mother) at the weekend, we were talking about house prices in Blighty (my brother has bought a bigger house), basically you can have a 4000 sq ft mansion here, but you can't afford to heat or cool the facking thing!
bitch over.
Then start living within your means ...
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Default Re: Utility bills - bitch and moan...

I do have a 4000 sq ft house and my electric bill has been $225 for the past two months. We keep the house at a constant 68. If you have your system programmed, you're not supposed to have more than a 5 degree change from home/away from home otherwise it's inefficient to try reheat back up to the higher temperature.
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They do take liberties. Last months gas $47 actual reading. This month they estimated it, $181. Fair enough if they estimate a little high, but almost 4 times as much is taking the piss.
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Originally Posted by Yosser
Fack me....my electricity has doubled and the gas (for the house) has tripled in the last 2 months.

Um, just how much longer do the utility companies think they can bend you over?...time for a revolt me thinks.

Had a conversation with the old bid (mother) at the weekend, we were talking about house prices in Blighty (my brother has bought a bigger house), basically you can have a 4000 sq ft mansion here, but you can't afford to heat or cool the facking thing!

bitch over.
Thats the reason we just bought a ranch house and not the 2 storey option with 24ft high ceiling in the great room!
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:48 pm
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Er....I live in a 1800 sq ft house. I guess it read wrong. I could afford a mortgage on a 4000 sq ft house but its had to pay a gas bill on it when it goes up 54%.

I can live "within my means". Its hard to do a monthly budget when prices tripple...its not like my wages has trippled in the last 2 months.
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Originally Posted by Yosser
Er....I live in a 1800 sq ft house. I guess it read wrong. I could afford a mortgage on a 4000 sq ft house but its had to pay a gas bill on it when it goes up 54%.
I can live "within my means". Its hard to do a monthly budget when prices tripple...its not like my wages has trippled in the last 2 months.
Connect your supply to the house next door then ..
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Default Re: Utility bills - bitch and moan...

I can sympathise. Our gas bill has gone up substantially too. We only have a 1500 sqft house and keep our heat down at 64 in the day and in the 50s at night. Luckily, Virginia has been warmer than normal so far this winter....just hoping it stays that way!!!
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Originally Posted by Ray
Connect your supply to the house next door then ..
Already thought of that, problem is my neighbor Bill bitches more about it than me, so if his gas bill sixtriplets (or however you say it?) next month he's going to go slighty ape shit.
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Dont need much heating down here.....come summer mind the AC bills will be worse.
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Originally Posted by Neathborn
I can sympathise. Our gas bill has gone up substantially too. We only have a 1500 sqft house and keep our heat down at 64 in the day and in the 50s at night. Luckily, Virginia has been warmer than normal so far this winter....just hoping it stays that way!!!

Like I said in my previous post, you don't want more than a 5 degree gap - it'll end up costing you more!
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I feel the same way - my gas bill this month was nearly 500 dollars, and I DON'T have a 4000 sq ft mansion
bejeezus :scared:

Do you think people in England pay 270 odd quid a month for gas only?
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Originally Posted by Elsie The Maid
Like I said in my previous post, you don't want more than a 5 degree gap - it'll end up costing you more!
Total nonsense..from the beer maid ...
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