Truma water heater- Overnight?

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  1. VMax666

    VMax666 Read Only Funster

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    How efficient is the insulation on a Truma? Wondering if anyone leaves it on overnight to have hot water first thing in the morning or does it use too much gas to make it worthwhile. Any thoughts? VMax
     
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    I've only just started using my Truma water heater (usually boil kettle) and everyone so far has said leave iton alll the time as on a thermostat. Don't know if that helps. (however, I turn it off as it only takes ten minutes to heat up anyway):RollEyes:
     
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    We usually put the water heater on in the morning & do the washing up from PM & AM in one go and the water is still warm in the evening after being off for about 5-6 hours.
     
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    Never left it on overnight. I just lean out of bed and turn the switch on 10 minutes before getting up if I want a shower (i.e. when not using site showers).

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    Exactly what I do, unless we are on hook up and the Truma is on electric setting, then I would leave it on all the time.
     
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    I have a fixed rear bed in my hobby, and the 240V switch is on the bulkhead at the base of the bed, - a comfortable reach with my big toe, hence we always have hot water when w get out of bed:Laughing:
     
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    We have left ours on all night loads of times.. by accident !
    Simply forgot to turn it off..
    And in all honesty I cannot say I have noticed it has used a large amount of gas
     
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    how can i tell if my boiler is switchable from gas to electric. are they all???
     
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    Saab on mine there is the round black temperature knob .... one to seven or something like that.... and then another switch above it like a black light switch. this top one is the switch to switch it to electricity. If it isn't switched on then you are using gas. If switched on then you are using electricity. Hope that helps. Joy
     
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    No they are not all gas / electric - have a look at your boiler it will have a leccy element on with wiring to it.If you cannot see the wiring it will most likely be gas only.Electric heating elements are around 40 quid and can be retro fitted if you think it worth it but to be honest I do not think it worth the effort as they do not use much gas anyway.
    Yes they keep water warm overnight but if you make yourself a cuppa ,turn on the boiler you will have a piping hot shower by the time you have drunk your cuppa :thumb: We often leave ours on overnight and hear it click on a couple of times during the night :Rofl1:They also come in 2 sizes 10ltrs and 15 ltr holding tank,obviously the bigger the tank the more hot water
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