Asked by: Andreea Cadelohome and garden home appliances
What is cheaper to run gas or electric fireplace?
Last Updated: 5th March, 2020
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Also asked, how much does it cost to run an electric fireplace per month?
Energy-Efficiency Gas fireplaces use between 7,000 and 16,000 BTUs, are between 70 and 90% efficient at converting energy to heat, and cost around $60 a year to run. Electric fireplaces use between 5,200 and 8,900 BTUs and convert all their energy to heat. They cost around $25 a year to run.
Subsequently, question is, how much does it cost to run an electric fire? Electric Fireplace – 2kw – 30p per hour. Flueless Gas Fire – 2kw – 10p per hour. Wood Burning Stove – 2.35kw – 23.5p per hour. Open Flame Wood Burner – 8kw – 80p per hour.
Similarly one may ask, are electric fireplaces expensive to use?
Electric fireplaces use only about 1,500 watts of electricity. Considering a combination of these settings, it costs between $50 and $80 a year to use an electric fireplace, considerably less than the annual cost for a gas fireplace, with costs ranging between $200 and $500 annually.
Do electric fireplaces save on heating bills?
Then, you heat only the room that is occupied. This concept reduces the use of wasted energy and could save you up to 10% on your energy bills. Electric fireplaces also save you from costly chimney cleaning, service checks, and installation fees.