Electricity usage from a gas boiler

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Hi,

We have a fault with our heating system in that the boiler is powering one of the heating zones 24/7. We are getting the boiler replaced and everything fixed so not looking for advice on this.

However we have just noticed our electricity bill for this house (moved in recently) is really high. We are wondering if it could be the boiler and pump causing this spike, or should we be looking for other things that could be increasing our power usage instead.

Thanks.
 
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However we have just noticed our electricity bill for this house (moved in recently) is really high. We are wondering if it could be the boiler and pump causing this spike, or should we be looking for other things that could be increasing our power usage instead.

Boiler assume 5w-ish, pump assume 50w-ish = 55w-ish total.

Assume that as 18 hours of both running per Kwh. Assume 15p per Kwh, so that would add around 22p per day to your electric bill, if it were to run none stop.
 
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Not as far as we know @Nige F , and when I turned off the boiler at the fuse and reset the heating controls we had no hot water so I am reasonably confident.

@Harry Bloomfield We have an Ideal Logic+ Heat 24 - the user guide seems to say it pulls 46W so if 50 for the pump that seems to work out about £10 a month which is much less than the increase we have seen.

So we have another expensive problem to find then, ta :(
 
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No sadly not, just looking to buy an energy monitor to see what we can uncover.
 
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just un plug everything till the meter stops turning, then plug in or turn back on everything one at a time and watch the meter index
 
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