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    • praline
    • By praline 15th Jul 17, 11:00 AM
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    What happens re water/immersion if replacing econ 7?
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    • 15th Jul 17, 11:00 AM
    What happens re water/immersion if replacing econ 7? 15th Jul 17 at 11:00 AM
    Hi all,

    I am thinking of replacing the heating system to electric radiators in my electric only, storage heated economy 7 1 bed flat.

    However, what do I do about heating water? At present we have an immersion boiler that heats water during the night with an on peak boost to use if required.

    If I switch from econ 7 does that mean my water will constantly heat all day this pushing the bills up?

    Many thanks for any responses in advance.
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    • praline
    • By praline 17th Jul 17, 10:23 AM
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    I appreciate that all input energy will be turned into heat but if an electrical appliance is faulty is there not a possibility that it may pull (and expel) more energy than required?

    I.e I turn a thermostat to 20 but the item pulls through (and expels) 30 instead due to the thermostat being faulty. Yes it will have the same energy efficiency however as I never wanted it to be at 30, I would be spending more money in energy costs than desired because it is faulty.

    I appreciate that my understanding of ulilities and appliances is poor - I can assure you that I am much more able and qualified in my day job!

    Regarding aesthetics, we are now thinking of just getting heater covers
    • praline
    • By praline 17th Jul 17, 10:25 AM
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    Of course we are reasearching covers as I don't want to cover then have to increase output as a result!
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 17th Jul 17, 5:42 PM
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    how ugly are they,

    this is ugly,

    this is slimmer,

    getting better,

    plenty more options on google.
    Y'all take care now.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 17th Jul 17, 7:35 PM
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    Dimplex Duoheat are quite purty

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