Gas, a wise choice now and in the future

Gas has been a much-discussed fuel in recent years. Gas prices are rising. And more and more (newly built) homes no longer have a gas connection at all. Why would you even choose a gas fire? Well, a gas fire is still a very sustainable, future-proof choice. Even without a gas connection, a DRU gas fire offers year-round possibilities. Discover them here!
 

What does it cost to run a DRU gas fire?

Find out instantly what it costs with our new, online gas consumption calculator.

Calculate your price here!

Only £0.87 per evening

Calculating the consumption of a specific running fireplace? Below an example for the DRU Convexo Eco Wave*. We calculate the costs per hour and per evening, assuming 4 hours of usage. You can apply this calculation to any gas fire:

Low flames:
Output 2.1 kW * £0,103 = £0,21 per hour. Per evening: £0,87

Eco Wave (recommended):
Output 3.4 kW * £0,103 = £0,35 per hour. Per evening: £1,40

High flames:
Output 4.7 kW * £0,103 = £0,48 per hour. Per evening: £1,94

*Based on current prices of the Energy Price Guarantee Tariff for gas (excluding Gas Standing charges) set to £0,103 per kWh (January 2023). 

 

4 Benefits of a gas fire

1. Gas only heats where needed

Local heating, such as from a fireplace, is the most efficient form of heating. After all, you only heat the space you live in.
 

2. Efficient combustion

Our gas fires are also very efficient. Up to 90% goes directly into the living room... so very little is lost. 

3. Sustainable gas

DRU gas fires are suitable for all sustainable types of bottled gas in addition to natural gas, such as biogas (methane and propane). Biogas is renewable energy, so no fossil fuels are used.

Besides being greener, with bottled gas you are also not dependent on the gas network. You manage your own supply and therefore always in control of your consumption and costs!

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4. Future proof

  • You can convert your current fire now or later to (bio-)propane.
  • All DRU gas fires are prepared for the mixing of hydrogen.
Your DRU fireplace will keep you warm. Regardless of what flows through our network and whether or not you choose to depend on it. 

Costs of gas

The consumption of a gas fire is on average 7 kW per hour. Depending on the settings you use, you can influence the costs yourself. For less than £1,00 per evening, you can already enjoy your gas fire. That is still cheaper than having a drink outside, for instance. Would you like to add extra atmosphere by adding more flames? Then of course your energy usage and costs will be slightly higher but that choice is up to you.

And for comparison: gas ( £0.103 kWh) is currently cheaper than electricity ( £0.34 kWh)! 
 

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Saving tips

Save extra but still enjoy your gas fire? You can do so with the following tips:

  • Use the Eco Wave function and save up to 50% on your gas consumption. Your flames will vary in volume and height, making your fireplace use less gas.
  • Underfloor heating? Turn it a degree lower and heat up with your gas fire when necessary. Saves considerably! A gas fire is ideal for additional heating.
  • All our gas fires have a thermostat. So you only heat up to the set temperature, no energy is wasted. It never gets too hot or cold unnecessarily. Efficient heating, in other words!

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