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    • LynnLegend
    • By LynnLegend 12th Apr 17, 7:37 PM
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    Replace electric heating...
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    • 12th Apr 17, 7:37 PM
    Replace electric heating... 12th Apr 17 at 7:37 PM
    Hi all,

    Our night storage boiler (Google 'nightstor', I can't post links yet!) is dead, and before I decide whether to pay to bring it back to life again I want to fully assess my options. I have a wet central heating system with immersion heater for hot water.

    I will be getting quotes for Oil, Calor Gas, and ASHP. Is there anything else I'm missing? I'm prepared to leave the water on the immersion heater, and I don't have megabucks to pay out for a GSHP. I don't want a stove with backboiler (too much faff) and I'm reluctant for biomass boiler, but I'm unsure why.

    Also, needless to say I'm off-grid for mains gas.

    Thanks!

    Sam.
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 13th Apr 17, 8:05 AM
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    Personally I'd go for oil, on the basis that it's generally reckoned to be the "next best" to mains gas in terms of cost. And it's pretty convenient to use. Calor gas is usually quite a bit more expensive, especially if you end up tied to a contract with one supplier.


    ASHP - I can't really offer any advice on that one, not having had personal experience. But I have heard stories on here that they burn a lot of electricity - however I'm sure someone will be along shortly to correct me !


    Whatever you go for it'll be a fairly hefty investment, so you're wise to do as much research as possible
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    • matelodave
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    Havea look here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5626673.
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    • Henryheat
    • By Henryheat 2nd May 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 2nd May 18, 11:27 AM
    Hi - Did you solve the problem with your Nightstor boiler? I'm trying to get hold of a second hand one for a project I'm doing... Any chance you still have it lying around and are looking to get rid of it? Or know someone else who has one?
    • SaraR2018
    • By SaraR2018 14th May 18, 6:41 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:41 PM
    A forced air gas furnace is a highly efficient means of heating up your home. These devices produce heat by means of combustion, which allows for fast, efficient operation. You can achieve a better regulation in temperature in all areas of your home with a high quality forced air gas furnace.

    Have you used it before?
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