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Postby smurf » Tue May 04, 2010 3:04 pm

are you using gas or electric heater? which is better choice? :?

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Re: Heater

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:39 pm

smurf wrote:are you using gas or electric heater? which is better choice? :?


when SP was pushing its adoption, they said gas is better and cheaper to run

I think gas is more inconvenient, inconsistent heating, and risk of leakage and gas poisoning
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Postby smurf » Tue May 04, 2010 3:51 pm

dun frighten me leh...but in term of cost? is it cheaper? I tok to sales person, they told me that the price diff is around $12 more for electric. although electric has a lot of benefit... :?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:56 pm

smurf wrote:dun frighten me leh...but in term of cost? is it cheaper? I tok to sales person, they told me that the price diff is around $12 more for electric. although electric has a lot of benefit... :?


Assuming it is $12 more per month for electric, i think it is still "worth" it. Personally just don't like the smell of gas in bath room

Also, if the heater is also piped to kitchen sink, wash basin, etc then must have the heater turned on for longer period. I don't find it better - used it before while overseas. Still prefer the big storage tank type.
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Postby smurf » Tue May 04, 2010 4:07 pm

but $12 more per mth, add up a yr is around $120 leh...and that is a convervative calculation. I believe the amount is more. :P

no lah, you wouldn't smell gas, cos the heater is not install in bathroom, it must be installed outside toilet or open space...

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Postby kuzco » Tue May 04, 2010 4:08 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:....... Personally just don't like the smell of gas in bath room


It is usually recommended that gas heaters be installed somewhere that is airy but definitely not in the bathroom. Mine was installed just outside the bathroom.

I would not recommend a gas heater. It gave us a lot of grief, from having to change two huge batteries every few months because batteries are required to kick-start the flame in the heater. Heating of the water gets very inconsistent when the batteries weaken. Sometimes I even have to wrap myself with a towel while still soapy to check on the darn heater. :x :P Wasted a lot of water also just waiting for the flame to come on. My advice is.....don't consider a gas heater. I finally changed to an instant electric heater and have never looked back since.

Gas may be cheaper, but I wasted a helluva lot of water instead while waiting for it to be heated up.

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Postby adhdadhd » Tue May 04, 2010 4:15 pm

I have been using gas, since 2001.
No problem so far, touch wood...

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Postby smurf » Tue May 04, 2010 4:21 pm

Thanks kuzco for sharing. we are considering gas now, cos I read that electric heater (especially storage kind) very waste electricity, is that the case?? :?

I'm using storage heater now, so far so good, but wanted to switch to gas cos I heard that it saves A LOT OF $$ when it comes to bill. 8)

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Postby adhdadhd » Tue May 04, 2010 4:26 pm

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Postby smurf » Tue May 04, 2010 4:29 pm

heard that when u bath halfway, there is no more hot water and you have to wait while tap is off for the hot water to heat up?? :?

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