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  • abbafan
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    • 26th Sep 08, 5:48 PM
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    • 26th Sep 08, 5:48 PM
    Bump I would also like to know the answer to this TIA
    • whatatwit
    • By whatatwit 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
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    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
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    • 27th Sep 08, 6:32 PM
    Your 2kw heater in the link will use the same amount of electric as a 2kw oil radiator. The main difference being the oil one will take a bit longer to warm up, but will carry on giving out the heat once it has been turned off.

    With a calor heater, you are paying up front for a bottle, so there won't be any nasty surprises when you get a bill.
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  • paceinternet
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    • 27th Sep 08, 7:18 PM
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    • 27th Sep 08, 7:18 PM
    Depends how much you are paying for your Calor Gas and electricity.

    Work out from this how much each kwh is costing you, then compare with your electricity tariff at about 12p per kwh at normal rate.
    Propane
    * 1 Kg = 1.985 litres
    * 7.08 KW = 1 litre

    So you get roughly 14 kw per kg
    If your gas bottle costs you £1.40 per kg, this would be 140 p for 14 kwh
    140/14 gives you 10p per kwh
    Substitute your own numbers, but I would guess the gas is a bit cheaper than electricity. This is also assuming 100% efficiency for both heaters, which would be the case if all the Calor gas is burnt and radiated into the room
    Last edited by paceinternet; 27-09-2008 at 7:23 PM.
    • roslancaster
    • By roslancaster 28th Sep 08, 12:18 PM
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    roslancaster
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    • 28th Sep 08, 12:18 PM
    roslancaster
    • #5
    • 28th Sep 08, 12:18 PM
    Hi, I would just like to add that I have had a calor gas fire for over 20 years and it has been an absolute life-saver at times. Currently it sits in a large bathroom that is freezing in winter. It gets put on full (on 3) when I wash in morning - 10 mins - and then when I have a bath. It heats room almost instantly. Previously I had large sitting room and it was fantastic. Basically it is quick heat WHERE and WHEN you want it. Also it is pay-as-you-go. I am on a very tight budget and don't like quarterly bills thus have prepayment meter and Economy 7 for elec. As for fumes, I have windows open (at times) in day/at night. I have raised 3 healthy kids by the way. Good luck
  • bimbrook52
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    • 28th Sep 10, 8:43 PM
    heat
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    • 28th Sep 10, 8:43 PM
    my landlord has taken out my leaking gas fire and replaced it with a £ 150 electric fire allthou i wanted agas fire replacement i think it will cost a fortune to run do i hav any rights or is electric fire as cheap as gas these days
    Last edited by bimbrook52; 28-09-2010 at 8:48 PM.
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