UPDATE: Figures and data collated June 2017, our HUGE customer survey from March 2019 has some further data that might interest you - you can find that here.
I recently added lots of information on our electric Aga range cooker conversions and realised that I have made a lot of assumptions over the years about the running costs of oil Aga range cookers. I tried to get some more accurate information by collecting information on our Facebook page from helpful followers. Lets have a look at what conclusions we can draw...
- Averaging out the responses shows that oil Aga range cookers without water boilers use 2124 litres per year. This is ~41 litres per week. At 2017 oil prices (47ppl inc VAT approx) this is £998 per year. Most of these respondents also had two services a year. Assuming a cost of £100 per service then an oil Aga range cooker total running costs are £1198 per year.
- For Aga range cookers with boilers then oil consumption appears to jump to around 3120 litres per year or £1488 per year. With servicing a total of £1688 can be assumed.
- In addition to these direct costs there is the maintenance of the flue, oil lines and oil tank. Impossible to get a single figure for all these combined but £150-250 a year seems reasonable allowing for sweeping, repairs and eventual replacement of the 'big ticket' items like tank and flue.
- So all in all (taking mid point £200 figure for maintenance) we get a figure of £1398 per year (£26.88p/w) to run a standard Aga range cooker and £1888 per year (£36.31) to run an Aga range cooker with water heater/boiler.
It's important to note that these are averages and will vary from user to user but hopefully they are a useful guide that will help you work out if your Aga range cooker is working normally or if something is wrong!
Do let me know if you have more accurate figures than this!
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