Immersion Heater Installed now Electricity Bills £200 a Month!


Postby hobbitface » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:25 am

Hi,
My electricity bills have now reached 200 a month, which would be fine if I lived in Buckingham Palace, but I have a very small 2 bedroomed Victorian semi. The problem seems to be the immersion heater which has to heat the water for the whole house, i.e hot water for the kitchen sink, (power) shower and one bathroom basin. We don't have mains gas so the cooker runs on Calor gas for the hob and the oven is electric.
A power shower was fitted 2 years ago, and the plumber fitted it near to my bed, next to the immersion heater, on a wooden floor, the noise it makes even wakes up my neighbour.
Would it be better to get rid of the immersion heater altogether - and fit one of thse 'hot water on demand units' under the bathroom sink?
Ha anyone experience of these units? I was told that I would need another one in the kitchen for the hot water, or a Calor gas to heat the hot water for the kitchen sink.
Thanks.
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