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  Reply # 1647536 7-Oct-2016 23:54
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When I lived in a flat with natural gas, the gas was about 1/2 the price of power, but lines charges were $30, which almost exactly canceled out our savings.

 

In OP's situation I would stick with natural gas. Going LPG on the cooking is not ideal when you have a natural gas pipeline in place (45kg cylinders have a rental cost, need refill orders made, and LPG costs more than natural gas. BBQ cylinders need refilling (or swapping) yourself, and the cost is higher still (especially bottle swapping)

 

Had continuous gas at the flat (with mixers rather than an accessible controler). The retrofit (done before our time) freed up a cupboard for storage which was useful. Note that they have minimum flows so you can't have a trickle of hot water if you ever need that.

 

Some of the gas hot water storage cylinders (such as the Rheem Stellar) have sub 30min reheat times, but of course lose energy from the storage tank all the time.


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  Reply # 1647677 8-Oct-2016 13:08
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Just an fyi the new Bosch systems are made in China unlike the Rinnai Infinitys, the bosch highflows and the rheem/Paloma units these are all made in Japan.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1647700 8-Oct-2016 14:56
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Why not look at hot water heat pumps?

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  Reply # 1647763 8-Oct-2016 18:54
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Stan: Just an fyi the new Bosch systems are made in China unlike the Rinnai Infinitys, the bosch highflows and the rheem/Paloma units these are all made in Japan.


I guess this is why they could afford Introductory special 33% off new price of the optiflow units last month.
Thanks for that information. I was going to go Rinnai flued heater so will stick with Rinnai hot water as well.

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