Each household will use their converted Aga differently so it is hard to estimate costs of usage.
However, based on 2 working adults using a converted 2 oven Aga over 12 months, using it efficiently (i.e. only running the Aga when required) the average daily running cost was found to be less than a £1 per day. The electric unit cost of 15p including vat was used in this calculation.*
The converted Aga was used as follows during a complete year of in-depth analysis in 2011. We still use our Aga in a similar manner and we publish usage costs on our Facebook page.
AUTUMN 3 MONTHS
Timed operation on times 06:00 – 09:00 / 16.00 – 21.30 – 454Kw used
WINTER 3 MONTHS
With oven on 24 hours a day – 708Kw used
SPRING 3 MONTHS
Timed operation on times 06.00 – 09.00 / 16:00 – 21.30 – 615Kw used
SUMMER 2012 3 MONTHS
Switched on when needed for cooking – 287Kw used
The hobs were used only when required, this gave a total annual usage of 2064KW used.
At a rate of 15p* per KW this equated to £310.
From cold to 365 deg c, 35 minutes, .7KW usage
COLD right hand side to 200 deg c 1 Hour 35 minutes Usage of 2.7Kw
COLD right hand side to 235 deg c 2 Hours 2 minutes Usage of 3.6Kw
4 OVEN COLD top left hand side to 110 deg c (i.e. Setting 8) 0.65Kw and thereafter 0.4Kw per hour
Cost to Convert your Aga to electric Conversion
We will undertake a site survey either by visiting your premises or by receiving photos. We will then be able to provide an estimate of costs.
The conversion works in such a flexible way, unlike any other conversion or alternately fuelled range, that it cannot really be compared like for like.
*the price of electricity does vary and the figures are based on average prices at the time of running the experiments