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    • paul_h
    • By paul_h 24th Mar 06, 8:24 AM
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    • 24th Mar 06, 8:24 AM
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    • 24th Mar 06, 8:24 AM
    If you are using a mains gas CH boiler to heat up the water, it is unlikely that you will make any saving using economy7. There are many variables, such as your gas and electricity tariffs, but generally mains gas is still cheaper in practise.

    Don't forget that economy7 rates only apply during the night, any water heated during the day will be much cheaper by mains gas. Many people find that a standard sized cylinder does not store enough hot water overnight to last a family all day, larger 'economy7' cylinders are available because of this.

    Incidentally, if your economy7 timer is a standard Horstmann or Newlec type, they are relatively easy to change as the unit plugs into a standard base - it's usually a matter of undoing a couple of screws to replace them. Anyone with the confidence to isolate the circuit correctly should be capable of changing it.
    Last edited by paul_h; 24-03-2006 at 8:26 AM.
  • wanderer
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    • 24th Mar 06, 12:22 PM
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    • 24th Mar 06, 12:22 PM
    thanks paul
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