Hello! I’ve just moved into a flat that is electricity only, no gas. It’s also an Economy 7 metre, which I’ve never encountered before. And it’s the sort of boiler you have to switch on and off, with no timer.
So I’m looking for the most efficient ways to heat up water, both for the sake of my bills and the sake of being green.
It’s currently set to low and I turn it on for an hour in order to have a shower and wash the dishes, but it doesn’t stay hot for all that long. I normally sleep 1.30am-10.30am so I’m concerned that leaving it switched on all night wouldn’t be that cost-effective with Economy 7, since I’m guessing the hours are btwn 11pm-7am, and I’d only turn it off at 10.30am. If I leave it on 11pm-1.30am, I doubt the water would stay hot enough to have a shower when I wake up. Any advice or ideas? It seems like Economy 7 is great for people whose schedules fit, and not so great for people like me.
So, during the day, is it better to turn it up to a hotter temp and leave it on for an hour, or have it at this lower temp and leave it switched on for longer?
Any other tips welcome!