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    What is cheaper to run? A Calor gas fire or electric heater?
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    • 26th Sep 08, 1:34 PM
    What is cheaper to run? A Calor gas fire or electric heater? 26th Sep 08 at 1:34 PM
    Hi, I am trying my hardest not to use the heating at all for as long as possible. We have a coal fire which heats the downstairs rooms nicely, but in the winter, it will take a while to heat through, so I need some sort of portable "instant" heat to take the chill off until the fire has heated up enough. So. I am wondering, what works out cheaper to run for say 2 hours a day? A Calor gas heater, or a convector type electric heater? I know that oil filled radiators can cost a fortune to run, so even though I have been given one by a friend, im reluctant to use it. I have seen this heater and wondered what sort of running costs I can expect, or should I use an electric fan heater?

    I have had my heating on for about 8 hours over this week and been cooking each night for about 1hr too and I have used 1 unit of gas, so I am doing well keeping the gas usage down to minimum and i'd like it to stay that way!
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