Electricity bill just when nuclear. Is it my and the boilers fault?

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Electricity bill just when nuclear. Is it my and the boilers fault?

Post  JMarz on Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:53 am

Hello all,

I was wondering if you could help me with this query.

As relatively new tenants we have just had a nasty shock with our electricity bill and was wondering if the pulsacoil 2000 could be a suspect. Allow me to explain.

In the first 75 days we spent an average of £1.78 per day on electricity
In the following 86 days (beginning mid January) we have discovered that we have spent about £3.20 per day on electricity.

We have no gas and the boiler only is used for hot water for showers and washing up.

My suspicions towards the boiler are due to the fact that for a lot of the time during the second payment period, the wife and I have been physically switching the boiler off and on during the day for when we need hot water; generally speaking for 4/5 hours in the morning and maybe a couple of hours in the evening. We did this because it appears there is no thermostat to control when we wanted the boiler to be on or off, and for most of the day we could hear the boiler was on and doing something. As we are both at work we felt that if the boiler is heating water throughout the day while we are not there this was a potential waste of energy as there were no controls. So my question to you is could it be by switching the boiler off and on were we actually using more energy than if we had just left it on?

Thanks

Julian

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Re: Electricity bill just when nuclear. Is it my and the boilers fault?

Post  Mario.S on Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:45 am

Hi
Yes you do use more electric if you switch your boiler of completely. The Pulsacoil Boiler has a thermostat in the immersion heater to cut off the power used from this immersion. This thermostat cannot be adjusted as this has factory settings.
Have you checked if you have any economy tariff for your electricity? You should run ideally on economy 10. Check your bill statement for this or, call your supplier. Also if your Pulsacoil is not connected to any economic tariff, you could fit an immersion (16 Amp) timer for the bottom immersion heater, where you can time the heat up hours. All of course depending on the existing set up at your Pulsacoil.
Hope this helps
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Re: Electricity bill just when nuclear. Is it my and the boilers fault?

Post  JMarz on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:24 am

I think I'm on an economy 7 tariff (EDF Blue +Price Promise (E7))(???), not that it matters anymore as I am getting evicted soon anyway, but thanks for the feedback.

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