Painting today. Not looking forward to it, but once it’s done, it’s done.
Repairs in the plaster have dried out beautifully so now it’s a case of taking everything off the walls, dusting away the cobwebs, moving furniture so that we can get to said walls, and masking up coving and skirting. Then away we go. Hopefully it will go well.
Our meters have been read and all is good there. I’m running a parallel sheet with the new tariff to see what the weekly effects of the increases will be when they come into force.
Reports in the media are announcing increases of around 12% and £140 pounds a year on an average bill. You may remember this post a little while ago about finding a new tariff.
The majority of our increase is in the daily charge which is adding £1.50 a week to our bill.
Many of us on tight budgets will be trying to compensate somewhere, but think on this before you enter the winter months. That £1.50 will happen anyway as it is nothing to do with your energy consumption which you can control.
Hubby and I refuse to be cold for the sake of a few pounds. We have a pretty decent fixed tariff for 2 years that comes into effect on October 1st. Our monthly direct debit is going up £5, but I had already budgeted for four of those.
If you’re interested, our daily service charge has increased by over 50% on electricity and a whopping 70% on gas, but our consumption charges are up 8.25% per Kwh on electric and our gas has reduced by 77p per Kwh, a reduction of around 19% .
It’s all swings and roundabouts I know, but we all like to save money wherever we can.
The energy companies are making their money on services which are a dead cert for them, and whilst I don’t object to paying something for our supply, the increases this year on those are horrendous.
Off to wield a paint roller then.
Have a good day everyone and keep safe.