Bottled gas fire or electric fire

Which is cheaper a calor gas fire or electric fire?

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  • Gerry1
    Gerry1 Posts: 9,728
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    Calor gas.
  • matelodave
    matelodave Posts: 8,568
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    But you get lots of condensation and you need lots of ventilation
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • Rodders53
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    Calor gas fires:  The room heater type: The bottled gas they use is Butane in 15kg cylinders.  https://appliances.calor.co.uk/
    List price of a cylinder is £41.75.  Each kg of Butane will supply 13.7kWh, so 15 * 13.7 = 205.5 kWh per cylinder.
    4175 pence / 200.5 = 20.82 pence per kWh. 
    So more expensive than most electricity contracts.

    Naturally the numbers change a bit for larger Calor propane cylinder sizes outside, or bulk LPG in a static caravan or home setting with a different fire type.

    https://www.confusedaboutenergy.co.uk/index.php/domestic-fuels/fuel-prices may give a rough idea of comparison costs at a snapshot in time?

  • Gerry1
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    edited 15 October 2020 at 1:04PM
    Rodders53 said:
    https://www.confusedaboutenergy.co.uk/index.php/domestic-fuels/fuel-prices may give a rough idea of comparison costs at a snapshot in time?
    Their gas and electricity prices now bear little relation to reality: I'm paying less than half the kWh rate for gas and about 70% of the electricity kWh rate.
    No idea about the other fuels, but it shouldn't be relied upon today.
  • Mister_G
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    edited 14 October 2020 at 9:28AM
    The LPG price comes out at about 34ppl, about right for me.
  • Rodders53
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    Gerry1 said:
    No idea about the other fuels, but it shouldn't be relied upon today.
    I did state ROUGH guide.  I see, today, the site was Last Updated on Saturday, 08 June 2019  So accept I should have mentioned that as a caveat (had I spotted it yesterday)  ;)
    I'm paying less than half the kWh rate for gas and about 70% of the gas kWh rate.
    You seem very confused about your gas 50% or 70% it can't be both  >:)




  • Gerry1
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    edited 15 October 2020 at 1:11PM
    Rodders53 said:

    Gerry1 said:I'm paying less than half the kWh rate for gas and about 70% of the gas kWh rate.
    You seem very confused about your gas 50% or 70% it can't be both  >:)
    I wondered who'd be the first to spot that !
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