With the recent electricity and gas prices on the rise, which one is better to have? We have gas heater, gas oven, gas hot water and electricity air conditioner etc. What is better to have?


Posted by kjgarner, 11th November 2015


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  • Gas is probably better for cooking but when you get used to electricity it’s fine too.


  • Gas is amazing for cooking and hot water! Depending on its use its quite cheap! :)


  • It’s been great reading these comments as I’m in the same boat as you about this!


  • Gas is so much cheaper for us.


  • yeah if it is good for your wallet, then why not!


  • Gas is definatley cheaper, as we have both .


  • My parents have solar panels on their roof, they save heaps


  • We have gas hot water, gas cook top, gas ducted heating via the floor and electric oven. I wanted a gas oven when we were building the house but the builder said it could not be done. Anyway I don’t use the oven a lot. All the rest of the of the house relies on electricity. We have 8 humungus sized solar panels and that keeps the electricity bill down low. Each panel is the size of a huge fridge door! Amazing how they got them up on the roof!


  • Would love solar panels but not sure how long we are going to be in the house we are in, would love to move within the next 3-5 years :)


  • We found gas heating was a better option and cost less!


  • A combination of both works well as they are for different purposes. Gas is brilliant for cooking and hot water.


  • We have solar panels and the hot solar water system. That makes electricity much more affordable. We have a gas stove and a gas heater. All the rest is electric.


  • For hot water and cooking, I prefer gas, it’s instant heat and a fraction cheaper then electricity. For heating, I don’t like gas or electricity, we have a wood heater and it’s the best way to heat, and keep warm, a home


  • I love gas – for hot water, you don’t have a heated tank you are paying for, for cooking it heats up quickly and same for heating. For me, the price of gas would have to increase a lot before I would change.


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