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Gas meter - Metric measurement in cubic meters

Gas cost calculator

Gas cost calculator

Smart meters are best, but if you don’t have a smart meter, you can use meter readings to calculate the cost of gas you’ve used. This will help monitor and manage the cost of gas for your home.

Your gas meter is either Imperial (cubic feet – ft3), or Metric (cubic meters -m3). You can see which type you have by looking at the front screen on the actual meter.

Gas meter – Imperial measurement in cubic feet
Gas meter – Metric measurement in cubic meters

Read the meter any time, but the end of each month is a good time because then you can work out the monthly cost.

Keep your meter readings and dates taken, then enter them on this calculator.

You also need the cost you pay per kilowatt hour. This is found on your bill. Check if it includes vat.

Meter readings are converted to kilowatt hours using conversion calculations (which are done automatically in this calculator), and then the gas bill is calculated using your contracted rate per kWh. (more…)

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No Smart Meter?

How to monitor costs without a smart meter

Smart meters are excellent for monitoring energy costs. But not everyone has a one and it takes a while to have them installed.

Here’s an example of smart meter before microwave and underfloor heating. Picture 2 is with microwave switched on. Picture 3 is with underfloor heating switched on.

1 Normal use
1 Normal use
2 With microwave on
2 With microwave on
3 Underfloor heating on
3 Underfloor heating on

The images show the electricity cost per hour was 13 pence jumping to 80 pence when the microwave was switch on, and £1.44 when underfloor heating was switched on.

Having a smart meter shows you how much things cost so you can choose to either continue using an item or switching it off.


But what to do if you don’t have a smart meter?

Here are two options.

1. Use our Electricity Cost Calculators based on meter readings.

You can use a period as short as one day and as long as a year (if the tariffs stay the same for the whole period). (more…)

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