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Gas fire VS Central heating myth

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Had a few diffenent theories and advice on this but what do you think Does the gas fire use more gas etc than having the central heating on heating the whole house with the radiators? Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Had a few diffenent theories and advice on this but what do you think

Does the gas fire use more gas etc than having the central heating on heating the whole house with the radiators?
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Ive heard that a fireplace fire actually draws heat out of the room through the chimney making the room colder than what it was... is this true?
#2
gonna keep an eye on this thread as my rents have wondered the same thing
#3
I've been told by most that central heating wins by miles but nothing concrete, you would think that even if it uses the same amout its better to heat the whole house than just one room?
[mod]#4
Sod the cost............would take an age to heat a whole house through one gas fire compared to radiators in every room.
#5
remember when i was a child and our gas fires were replaced by central heating...

bills cost about the same, difference was the house was actually warm for a change!
#6
It depends.
banned#7
remember when i was a child and our gas fires were replaced by central heating...

bills cost about the same, difference was the house was actually warm for a change!


that was coz you were chasing yer b/f around the living room ( sweating hun)
#8
toshapetriji
that was coz you were chasing yer b/f around the living room ( sweating hun)


He never ran away :w00t:
#9
Depends on many things really - quite a lot of gas fires are very inefficient with regards to what you put in them (energy wise - to what you get out of them (heat wise) - and quite a lot of old boilers lose their efficiency with age.

Modern combi-condensing boilers are up to around 98% efficient.

Modern gas fires (depends on how they flue out etc) can be up to 85%.

Given the above two comments, if you only wanted to heat one room, the fire is more efficient. Having said that, you can always turn the radiator valves down to zero in the rooms you don't want to heat.
#10
I don't have central heating just a couple of gas fires,one in the lounge and the other in the dining room.Tend to keep the DR one on low throughout the coldest months to take the chill off the house and use the LR one when sat in the room.

No-one has ever felt cold in my house,in fact some complain of it being too warm!!
I have felt chilly in my mates' homes though.

Do I wanna invest £2k in central heating?

What you've never had you never miss and even if it does work out cheaper on bills it's gonna take quite a long time to get the investment back methinks.
#11
I have lived in a very warm country till now so do not know anything about heating a home. We have a convector gas fire in the living room and a combi boiler central heating system. My question is, do I heat the living room of an evening with the gas fire or do I heat the whole house with the central heating, I have heard that the gas fire is more expensive. Is this the case. Also does it cost more to heat the whole house as apposed to the room you in with central heating. What sort of cost are we talking about to heat the whole house. We in a one bedroomed place, because when you come out of the living room the rest of the place is freezing and I have been too scared to have the house warm as I am scared of high energy bills and I have nothing to compare cost to having never used heating before
#12
Our plumber told us we can't have our gas fire connected after having new radiator in living room cuz of carbon monoxide,would this be the case if we had a brand new gas fire

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