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economics of gas central heating

Postby jean » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:31 pm

has anyone done a test to see if it is cheaper to leave heating on 24/7 at a temperature of 18 degrees.
or to put onto a timer system coming on and off twice a day. I can never work it out, can you help.
maany thanks in advance
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Postby Steve the gas » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:16 am

Hi Jean,

To be honest - I think there are too many variable factors that contribute to the end result.
Such as insulation values, cavity walls, double glazing, building materials etc.
The only thing I can suggest is - perform your own test and compare, but the weather won't be constant ....will it? 8)
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Postby acsimpson » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:51 pm

Of course it also depend on the temperature you are going to heat the house to twice a day.
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