How much does it cost to run?
Q: How much does it cost to run a gas stove?
A: This depends upon the
efficiency of the stove you are considering.
Natural gas that is piped into most towns and
cities in the UK currently costs around 2 pence per kW hour. For
example, Gazco Gas Stockton with balanced flue has an input of
4.25kW so it will cost 8½ pence per hour to run.
However, the true also cost depends upon the
efficiency of the appliance – the higher the efficiency, the
cheaper it is to run – and, in the case of the balanced flue Gas
Stockton 5 at 80% efficiency, you will have 3.40kW of heat output
for 8.2 pence. This makes the real cost of your heating 2.5 pence
per kW hour.
Last updated February 2010.