I swapped to Bulb a year ago due to having really high energy bills last winter. My landlord suggested it was price increases and to change supplier. Been happy with bulb, and usage is fine when I don’t use heating. However as soon as I use any heating at all (radiator central heating), my bill shoots up to the point of being ridiculous. Came home from being away over Christmas, to a bill of £100 for energy,. £64 of which was gas. I was in my home 22 days during this period of 30 days. When I left, I turned off heating and hot water in the cupboard where my (very old) boiler is. My statement says I used £2 + on average daily in gas alone. That seems a lot?!
I live in a very small 2 bedroom flat with my son. I work from home so spend a lot of time there. Saved up lots in my bulb account over summer so could afford heating this year - kept my home at 19-20 degrees during hours I was awake and at home. Turn it off at the thermostat on the wall during the night or when going out. I don’t understand how the heating can eat up THIS much? And how my bill was even higher the month I was not around, than the previous one where I was here all month (used heating then too).
I live in a first floor maisonette built in 1939. Double glazed windows but no insulation in the walls as far as I know. I do not heat it to excess as I don’t like over 20 degrees, and also my radiator in the bathroom isn’t working, so it’s not even on in all rooms. My flat is about 50 m2.