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My understanding is that natural gas is on the rise and if I was you I would go electric it’s fairly cheap in summer but in the winter it gets a little bit higher costDoes anyone have knowledge on how the Lifetime cost of gas and electric compare in a domestic application. Almost by default gas central heating is installed assuming that it’s cheaper option.
Most British power stations are gas. So the cost of electric is always proportional to the cost of gas. If gas goes up electric goes up.My understanding is that natural gas is on the rise and if I was you I would go electric it’s fairly cheap in summer but in the winter it gets a little bit higher cost
If you can get the hamsters to be bitten by a radioactive spider, then you only need 4. They also don't need feeding.i'm i the process of buiding a 12ft. radius driver wheel to turn a generator. ( similar to a water wheel.) unfortunately we have no river close by, and I'm stuck on the calculation of how many hamsters i need and what the food costs will be.
Question, do I get rid of my woodburner, which I feed free renewable wood (pallets), or do I install electric heating @15p/kWh, which also contributes to global warming? I bet it's the energy companies lobbying to get woodburners banned.That’s ecology unsound, they’re gonna be banned soon too
I had one in my old place, can’t have it in the new pad. We enjoyed it, although never had ‘free’ wood. Used to buy renewable source logs, cost about £160 per winter. But never had it burning every night. Don’t know if it really reduced on our gas bills, but it certainly made the downstairs warmer.Question, do I get rid of my woodburner, which I feed free renewable wood (pallets), or do I install electric heating @15p/kWh, which also contributes to global warming? I bet it's the energy companies lobbying to get woodburners banned.
In my old pad of 30 years, we had two gas boilers. I feel a strange feeling of deja vu here.I’m thinking of the lifetime cost gas central heating and electric heating. Boiler servicing adds to the lifetime costs. If you’re boiler system failed or needs upgrading would you consider electric heating as more cost effective option?
If it’s a newbuild would it be more cost effective over 25 years to go electric?
Has anyone graphed storage heaters , new /oldSpent £50 or £500 it will still produce the same heat with the same electric.
Hi @SparkyHarry, was that a miss type. Should it have been 30 % cheaper or 3 times cheaper maybe.Personally I prefer gas heaters to storage heaters.
Gas from the mains is about 3 % cheaper than electric heaters. There are certain government incentives which make certain heating systems more affordable and therefore more popular. I think heat pumps are starting to become popular.
They will work in a communal or estate heating system where larger HPs work in concert this way you can invest heavily in control systems and monitoring to hit the efficiency numbers.I love the technology and idea behind airspurce heat pumps, but I have also come to the conclusion they are not as viable as the claims made by manufacturers.
The only thing I can see a use for them is to heat an outside pool in the summer months.