How much do you pay per month for rent and utility bills?
As well as charging your phone, paying for the electricity, and paying for water and sewer bills, you might be paying for electricity bills as well.
Here’s how to find out what you’re actually paying.1.
Find out how much you spend per month on electricity and gas.
This is the number you should use to compare to what you pay for electricity and water.2.
Use our handy calculator to get an idea of the average cost per month you’ll pay for the energy and water you use.
Enter the monthly cost of energy into our free energy and energy bills tool.4.
Then use our free utility rates calculator to find the cheapest rates for your electricity and power.5.
Then check the average amount you pay on your bills for the month, and enter that into our handy energy and power calculator.6.
You can also find out how to save up to €2.7 million per year by switching to a cheaper energy supplier.7.
And if you want to save money, you can find out more about how to do it.8.
For more information on saving money, see our guide on how to switch to a less expensive energy supplier, or read our energy efficiency guide.9.
If you’re in Ireland, use the following online utility tool to find a local power supplier.10.
For information on switching to other suppliers, see this guide on switching from one supplier to another.11.
Check the energy cost calculator on your phone to find how much the local supplier charges.12.
Check out our guide about what energy and utility costs you pay and the average amounts you pay, and how to pay.13.
If your electricity or water supplier charges you more than the average, you’ll have to pay extra for your water or sewer bill.14.
Check how much money you have to cover your energy bill.15.
To find out if your energy or water bill has changed since you last checked, see if you’ve had your electricity price or water price change.16.
If it’s more expensive than what you paid before, check if the difference is worth it.17.
Check if you need to switch suppliers if you’re not getting good value for your money.18.
If there are more charges to cover than you can afford, you may need to pay more to keep your energy and electricity on, or to pay to upgrade to a higher quality provider.19.
Check your bill by going to your local council or local authority’s website.20.
Find your bill online, by going into the internet and typing in the address of the energy supplier or electricity provider.21.
For example, if your electricity supplier charges a higher price than the price you paid, you could look at the average rate you’re paying for that month, or use our online energy and gas bill calculator to see how much it’s going to cost you to pay for that energy and fuel.22.
For further information on energy bills, see the Irish Energy Consumer Guide.23.
For energy and wastewater services, you should also check with your utility company, as some energy companies charge a higher rate for water than for electricity.24.
If the bills you have are overpaid, contact the Irish Electricity Information Service (EEIS) to find ways to make the bills go back down.25.
If an energy company charges you a higher amount for water, you have the right to ask the company to refund you the difference.26.
If a bill has not been paid, contact your local consumer group, which can help you reclaim money.27.
If all else fails, call the energy consumer helpline on 0800 723 8100.