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Cost of electric shower vs gas?

Question: Showers, is it cheaper to have an electric shower or from gas? What is the cost comparison?

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From the calculations below, you can see that it is significantly cheaper to use a gas shower.

Gas vs Electric Shower


Assume a 9kW electric shower and 10-minute shower.

Cost = 9kW * 0.167 hours * £0.34/kWh = 51p

Gas (powered, i.e. gas boiler heating hot water cylinder)

Assume 9kW again and 10-minute shower.

Cost = 9kW * 0.167 hours * £0.10/kWh = 15p

*The above costs exclude the cost of water, which will be the same in both cases. I’ve assumed the same flow rates, i.e. not power showers.

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