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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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  • We have gas for cooking & hot water. I’ve always preferred gas for cooking. I love gas heaters too as they give quickly a warm boost. Currently we heat with the aircon which is of course electric, works fine too.


  • it all depends on the appliance and your needs. gas is best for cooking it heats quick so no wasted energy. we have electric oil heaters as they have low energy use to heating output.
    gas hot water is economical for smaller families but once you hit 3 plus people not so much. we have electric hot water but have a heat pump model (uber efficient)


  • We only have electricity


  • 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.


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