average gas and electric bill for 3 bed house

What's the Average Gas and Electric Bill for a 3 Bed House?

Nobody likes overpaying for their gas and electric but according to Ofgem's State of the Energy Market report 2018 consumers could save £320 a year by switching from a standard variable deal to a cheaper tariff1.

Only 19% of consumers switched energy supplier between July 2017 and June 2018 which means 81% of consumers did not switch and could potentially be paying less.

More than half of households are on their energy suppliers default tariff which means they are paying more than they need to. An energy suppliers default tariff is the most expensive tariff they offer, companies tend to penalise customers for their loyalty.

What is an Average Sized UK House

According to LABC Warranty the typical home in the UK is a 3 bedroom house2. Since the 1970's homes have been steadily getting smaller and are now a typical 67.8 square metres down from 83.3 square metres in the seventies.

A modern home is better insulated and smaller than an older property but energy costs continually increase which is what concerns most consumers looking for a better energy deal.

How Much is the Average Gas and Electricity bill for a 3 Bedroomed House?

According to the energy regulator Ofgem the average dual fuel energy bill of a consumer with one of the Big 6 energy companies in the UK during 2017 was £1,1171.

A 3 bedroom house is considered to be a medium energy usage household which means that based on Ofgems current figures for average energy usage means that a typical medium energy user consumes 12,000 kWh of Gas and 3,100 kWh of electricity.

This means that you would typically be paying something in the region of £1,221 on one of the Big 6's standard variable tariffs and £1,117 on the overall average Big 6 dual fuel tariff. The second figure is slightly less as this includes the cheaper deals, the first figure is based on just the standard variable tariff which is always more expensive.

Are you Paying Too Much for your Dual Fuel for a 3 Bed House?

Below is the current cheapest energy deal if you have a 3 bedroom home with medium dual fuel energy usage. Remember, these figure are averages and are typical of many UK households but may not directly reflect your personal circumstances.

You may be a 3 bed household where the house remains empty during the day meaning you would be using much less energy. Conversely the house could be occupied all day and therefore more fuel for heating and electricity for appliances is being used and therefore your usage is much higher than average.

It is important to get a quote based on your actual usage by either using the gas and electric kWh figures provided by your current supplier or by using your monthly direct debit cost or annual total energy cost to compare to find a cheaper priced energy deal.


£848
Tariff One Variable 5.0
Annual Cost £848
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
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References

‣ https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/state-energy-market-20181
‣ https://www.labcwarranty.co.uk/blog/are-britain-s-houses-getting-smaller-new-data/2