# working out a gas bill

Naomicorlett | 13:29 Mon 09th Feb 2009 | How it Works
My son has just moved into a flat that only has gas central heating. Wanted to know how much the gas was costing over a week. Rang gas board who suggested waiting until first bill of 8 weeks came in !! finally got to speak to someone who said they would work out formula and phone me. Is this just Isle of man ( We have 3 different sorts of gas here) or is it this hard other places. I found old gas bills of my dad's and think son has used about �22 in a week for about 2 hour a day heat. so over the 8 weeks he could easily have a bill of �200 inc standing charge. Glad he didn't whop the heating on and wait for first bill !

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Doesn't look that much of an issue to me. The tariffs are all here.
http://www.manxgas.com/pdfs-tariffs/0412%20tar ifwebdocs.pdf
Depending where (which town) you are on the island depends which sort of gas you get - this is explained at the top - A, B and C.
Then for each of them there are 3 tariffs depending what you use the gas for. Presumably this means (and I've never been to the IoM) that you all have a meters which 3 dials on them that feed 3 sets of pipes? - otherwise I haven't the foggiest how IoMG measure this.
Take the dial readings now, take them again again each day and get your 4 digit calculator to work out how much to pay.
The standing charge is about �18 per quarter in total to add to the above All the tariffs include the 5% VAT
Not A, B and C, but N, K and C.
I'm sure you get the drift.
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Had a very nice phone call from manx gas who explained that I was not the only one confused by new meters that rush round at high speed. Old gas bill of my dads was old imperial system . New sysem works out at 34p a cubic metre so gas bill should be in region of 8 weeks at �5 plus 56 days standing charge @14p �8 plus 5% vat less 2 1/2 % reduction in vat. so basically �52 for a shower a day and very little CH. Thats ok then . Thank you for your imput. He might even have a bit more heat when its really cold.
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Oh and you cant see what tariff you're on until you get your first bill which is where this whole saga started.

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