As like you I'm worried about the future costs of my gas and electricity and have taken to this forum to try to understand more about the options we have and hopefully make my mind up on whether to fix or not.
So my current plan is FixAgain1Yearv10 and I've been paying a direct debit of £83 a month, which at the moment looks like it will cover my usage up until my plan ends on 17th August.
I've been alerted to the fact my current plan requires renewing and I have three options:
- NextFlex Variable - £128 a month
- NextOnlinev16 - £190 a month
- Next 1 Yearv15 - £263 a month
Now obviously i am well aware of the current crisis we find ourselves in but I'm astonished to find that the cheapest fixed tariff would more than double my current direct debit a month. Over £100 extra a month! Unbelieavble. My wife and I live in a small house, no children and I would say our usage is average.
I have worked out my current usage since our last tariff started in August last year right up until today.
- Gas = 7686kWh
- Electricty = 1770kWh
I have just under a month left to go on my current tariff so I would think I'll use approx 100kWh Gas and 230kWh Electricty by the time the tariff ends. So this brings me on to wondering my Eon Next have forecasted that my assumed annual usage for next year will be 9,357kWh for Gas and 2,134kWh for Electricity. I believe the assumed usage for Electricity is more or less correct there abouts, however I don't know where the extra 1500kWh usage proposed for Gas is coming from!?
I'd like to get a few opinions from others on the tariffs available to me and whether anyone is facing a similar increase? I've spoken to friends and family and some have mentioned there prices have doubled, however I just can't accept to go from £83 a month to £190 a month! That's a huge increase. Please tell me if this is just the norm at the moment or should i be concerned?