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Gas or an electric fire?

Can anyone give me any advice - I'm after a new fire but I'm not sure whether to go gas or electric? I'm after the hang on wall type. Which is the cheapest to run?

Thank you in advance

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Gas will cost more to install but will be cheaper to run.

Definately Gas, I have an electric one which was in the house when we bought it, I hardly use it as so expensive to run and a bit noisy aswell due to the fan etc. I am know looking to change it to a gas one - had a gas one in other house and really cheap to run and looks authentic with the real flame etc.

For what it is worth, I agree with the two above.... Electric is very costly, and .... Well, lets not confuse the issue as I agree....

My old electric one, used to kind of make a funny smell as it burnt away any dust that may have accumulated between its last use and so on... The gas one is just like the brithis gas adervt with the cat and mouse curled up next to each other.... (Ooooh in this weather - its enough to make me get my blanket out and snuggle up!

Puuurrr

Gas ---> better for cooking. We had an electric one in a modern flat and you can hardly cook a pancake evenly ... that, my friend, is no good for me.

Kippy - you cook pancakes on your fire? Isn't that a fire hazard?:giggle:

kippy;2469033

Gas --- better for cooking. We had an electric one in a modern flat and … Gas ---> better for cooking. We had an electric one in a modern flat and you can hardly cook a pancake evenly ... that, my friend, is no good for me.



You cook on you fire :?

Should get a cooker :whistling:

sorry i meant the eggs. lol where is my brain!

kippy;2469033

Gas --- better for cooking. We had an electric one in a modern flat and … Gas ---> better for cooking. We had an electric one in a modern flat and you can hardly cook a pancake evenly ... that, my friend, is no good for me.



chrysha;2469072

Kippy - you cook pancakes on your fire? Isn't that a fire hazard?:giggle:



crow99;2469076

You cook on you fire :?Should get a cooker :whistling:



kippy;2469114

sorry i meant the eggs. lol where is my brain!



Your still not getting it are you :w00t::w00t:

chrysha;2469072

Kippy - you cook pancakes on your fire? Isn't that a fire hazard?:giggle:



kippy;2469114

sorry i meant the eggs. lol where is my brain!



Kippy, I'm worried about you, when did you last sleep? ;-)

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Electric Fires and Heating
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