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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:56 pm 
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I do believe my combi boiler is economical but I am curious as to how much gas it consumes and the best way to use the boiler.

What I am after finding out is - how much gas does the boiler initially use when I switch the heating on when it has to heat up the water in the expansion tank (correct me if I am wrong). At that start point, does the boiler use a lot of gas to hot the water up that runs through the radiators and after that, almost no gas? Or is it a steady amount of gas at all times when the boiler is on?

Earlier I had the heating on for maybe 10 minutes until my radiators got hot then I switched it off. In that time I had used a ninth of 100th of 1 unit of gas. (I have 11 radiators but only 4 on).

Any help would be much appreciated and thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:18 pm 
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its simple enough really you have to heat the mass off the water up in the radiator and pipes then the heat gets transfered to the room
all actions off the boiler cost money whilst its giving heat

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Why can't you do as it appears you have been doing, watch the gas meter.
To check how much something uses you need to meter it, since its gas you are interested in, your house may have more or less insulation than mine (For example) so the best way to see how much YOU use is to watch your gas meter. (Not exciting I know)

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Thank you very much for your replies and I will keep watching my gas meter.


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Me again, I do have good loft insulation and wall insulation but dont think the wall insulation made a lot of difference. My living room, 15' x 12' has wooden floor boards but a good underlay and axminster carpet.

Windows and doors were replaced in 1993 so I dont think they are as effective as they once were but it would cost a lot of money to replace them, even though the specification will be much better 24 years later.


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