By following a few simple steps below, you will have an idea of the approximate running cost of a gas fire or stove:

**1. Identify the input rating (kW) of your gas fire or stove.
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**2. Find out how much you pay for your gas per kW. You can do this by checking your last gas bill or contacting your gas provider. **Please note that some homes have different gas tariffs.

**3. You can now calculate the cost of running your gas fire or stove per hour.** Please have a look at the calculation provided:

Appliance Input Rating (kW/hr) x Gas Price per kW= Cost per hour

**4. Once you have determined the running cost per hour of your gas appliance.** You will now be able to calculate the total running cost. See calculations below:

Total running cost = cost per hour x number of hours in use