Given the cost of gas is only about 40% that of electricity, in theory, a mixer or power shower might be more cost efficient than an electric shower.
However, electric showers usually use less water and therefore require less energy, so a lot depends on how long you are showering for.
Is gas hot water cheaper than electric?
Depending on your local utility costs, gas water heaters are typically cheaper to operate than electric. They also cost more upfront than an electric. However, based on energy savings, gas heaters generally make up the difference in price in about one year. Cost: $300 to $600 for gas; $250 to $500 for electric.
Are electric showers better than mixer showers?
A mains pressure combination boiler is suitable for electric, digital and mixer showers. If you’ve got a plentiful supply of hot water then you may prefer a mixer shower, it has a powerful flow and will give you more of a boost than an electric shower.
How much does a 10 minute shower cost?
The cost of a 10 minute shower is:132.475 liters, multiplied by the cost per heated liter of water $.0146612, or $1.9424 for the average ten-minute shower in Minneapolis, MN. If one person showered once a day for ten minutes the cost for one month (30 days) would equal: $58.27 per month.
Do electric showers use a lot of electricity?
Electricity is generally charged at about 12p per KWh, so for a 10-minute shower using a 7.5kw shower would cost 15p. Overall an electric shower seems to slightly reduce bills when compared to a power shower, because they use less energy and less water and even heat up more quickly.