Every week, I get emails asking why the average electricity bill for a 3-bedroom family home in the UK is higher than $100. They are shocked at the high prices they pay for electricity and want to find out how they can lower them. Some of them are even thinking of switching over to solar panel as it is the future of energy here in UK. In my opinion let us first understand what electricity is and what it does to our lives and then we can try to fix the average electricity bill.
Power means energy or the ability to do work. A machine’s energy requirements to perform its work depends on its dimensions, mass, speed, and shape. These factors all affect the amount of electricity required to power the machine. The average unit of electric consumed in a month is the electric that is stored in batteries and converted to AC electricity before being fed into homes via power supply.
The average household electricity bill in the UK will run to around $100. An average electricity bill for a 2 person household will be about $20. If you live in a bungalow in East Sussex and consume electricity every day like me, you will probably be spending more on power than your bill says. If you live in a bungalow in Twickenham and buy coffee every day, you spend more than your bill says too.
I am sure that all the people living in bungalows in East Sussex will agree that when the bills come, the electricity bill is usually the top priority. These bungalow owners don’t consider their homes an expense, but only think about them when they are due. In case they have been short with their bills in the past, I can assure you that the people who own those houses will not spare even a cent on their houses until they get the bills delivered in the post. I think the term “earnest investment” did not fit the bill as the value of these properties is so low and you need at least five thousand pounds to move into a new bungalow in East Sussex. It’s a complete waste of money.
You can compare UK energy prices to find out how to reduce your home’s energy consumption. Start with your utilities. The majority of UK home-owners consider their electricity and water bills expenses. Your electricity bill will go up if you have more utility. You need to compare energy prices every month and do not add any additional cost to your electricity bill.
You should always check the last bill you received when you pay your UK electricity bill. You should note the tariffs on your last bill. You should not assume that your tariffs have decreased since you bought your property. Compare your current electricity bill with the tariffs. If you find that your current billing period is cheaper, you should stick to your old decision and switch.
If you take into account the amount of electricity you use during each billing period, you can calculate your average electricity bill. You should remember that your average bill does not include the specific charges on your last two or three billing periods. If you use three units per month, your average bill will be about four hundred and forty pounds. You should remember that if you use one unit per month, your average bill will be less than two hundred and sixty pounds. You should change your lifestyle or expect to pay more.
Also, you should verify that the right kwH term has been chosen. Most British homeowners select the short term power supply because it provides an average saving of sixty-five percent on their entire monthly electricity bill. However, this average saving could be considerably different for different families. Before you use it, make sure you have the correct kwH term.