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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
my sister has a 1 bedroom flat (her and her child only)

she has no sort of heating other then those plugin heaters

her electricity usage has shot up from £10 a week to £20 a week (via a prepayment meter)

she was told by EDF that its near on 100% the heaters that have caused the jump in usage (i had sort of geussed that one lol)

are there any heaters that use less electric or any other ideas/schemes that can maybe help

thanks :)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
Hiya, she is probably paying a higher rate paying as you go, it may help if she goes quarterly. I find my Halogen heater is very hot I use it to heat up the room quickly even though I have central heating. At least she can turn it down when the room is warm. Good luck
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What about a calor gas heater?.
I have one in the kitchen, and its very good at keeping the room warm. The gas lasts ages too.
1 Like #3
Not advise really but

All electric heaters have virtually the same efficiency; which is very close to 100%.

The difference is in the way they distribute their heat.

Oil filled panels/radiators are slow to heat up - but hold heat longer.

Fan heaters quickly warm up a room.

There really is little difference in running costs.

To acheive the desired temperature in a room of a certain volume the energy used will only vary with the ambient temperature. That is to say if you want the room at 18 C you will need a certain amount of energy to achieve that temp. all you can do is use the most effieint type of heater, but as I say most electric heaters are near 100%

It must be down to the tarrif from EDF - not much you can do other than maybe change to a cheaper provider or try and get of pre-payment

EliTom
#4
i did look @ uswitch for her and she could join a monthly payment scheme for £60 a month, but i think what she is worried about is, is there say a cap on how much you can use for £60 a month and would that work out to be the same amount she uses.pays for now, thanks for the help rep left for you all
#5
another thing she has looked over the past 3 months (this is roughly when the hike in price happened) and other then the heaters nothing has really changed
#6
Avery good friend of mine is a corgi reg plumber and when he does new boilers/radiators etc... he uses ones that British Gas sell. Really low cost to use and heated my 21 ft lounge in about 10 mins.

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