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Does shutting off my gas fire when I'm away from it for a short while save energy?

Asked by janbb (58018points) 2 months ago

I sit and read by my fire at various times throughout the winter day. Sometimes I am leaving it for only 15 minutes or so. If I am doing something else for longer, I definitely turn it off. Does shutting it off during the shorter periods and then turn it back on, save or expend more energy?

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