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How long should immersion heater last?
Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
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In this regard, is it cheaper to leave immersion heater on all the time?
It's better to leave the hot water heater on all the time, rather than turning it on and off. Your immersion heater or boiler will heat up hot water which is stored in a tank. As long as the tank has a good insulating jacket, it will keep the water hot all day, without needing to be constantly reheated.
Similarly, do immersion heaters use a lot of electricity? The cost of electricity is about 14p/kWh, which means that it would cost about 45p to run a 3kW immersion heater for an hour. Normally though, the immersion will turn on and off via the thermostat so the amount of time they are on fluctuates, depending on the existing temperature of the water in the hot water tank.
Similarly, you may ask, how long should I have my immersion heater on for?
3. It's best to leave your immersion heater on 24 hours a day.
Why has my immersion heater stopped working?
Immersion Problems If the water is not heating up efficiently or not heating up at all, then it could be a sign of a faulty thermostat or element. If the water is heating up to an extreme, the thermostat may be stuck on the 'on' position and will need replacing.