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Cost comparison of heating sources

Figures below are on the average annual cost for heating and hot water only in the UK when consuming around 13,500 kWh a year.

​Fuel typeAverage cost per year
​Electricity​£1,900
Gas​£600
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)£800 (Note: prices have dropped in the last year. In January 2015 the average annual bill was around £1,050)
Heating oil​£370

Due to constant changes in fuel prices it is a good idea to check your supplier costs on a regular basis.

  1. Go to comparison websites to compare fuel costs (find these by searching ‘Best gas and electric prices UK’ or similar).
  2. Check that your method of payment is the most cost effective e.g. Direct Debit.
  3. ​If possible, do not use the ‘pay as you go’ option as this usually works out as the most expensive.