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Warble
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2019, 02:17:45 PM »

"SmartRad"s are an alternative to UFH at lower water temperatures.
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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2019, 02:38:03 PM »

what about updating insulation, improving window  and door draught proofing
going all electric, less hassle to install, easy to operate, supplement with more PV  to offset costs.
PV with diverter for immersion for heating hot water, ditch oil, tank etc
depend is the folks can deal with the hassle with all this, some people cope better than others with having carpets lifted, floorboards up, trades, in, disruption etc.
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« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2019, 10:42:45 PM »

Thank you to all who commented.
The project has been shelved. Parents are not going to live long enough for this sort of work to be worth doing (their words)

We had several companies turn up and look around. Some of which just wanted to sell an ASHP with no consideration as to whether it would work well or not. Our last visitor was brutally honest about everything and came across extremely well, knowledgeable and skilled and her advice matched what people from this forum were saying and my own inexpert opinion - that it just wasn't gonna work - not without spending a bucket load of money on insulation and other stuff as well.

Regards

Sean

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« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2019, 08:32:06 AM »

Really interesting thread, thanks for asking NugentS !

I came across this Radio 4 'Costing the earth' podcast about gas boilers - there's a bit on hybrid heat pump / boilers starting at 17:00 in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003qy0

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2019, 07:50:05 AM »

A well insulated house is key to the efficiency of ASHPs. If your house leaks heat, ASHPs, from our initial experience, will not be effective. We installed our ASHP in a farm house built in the 1800s, but we have double glazing throughout and heavy wall insulation. So far, the pump has been very effective.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2019, 03:21:51 PM »

Further to my previous, for those that are interested, you can see an overview of our air source heat pump, which will helpfully answer questions:

 https:// youtu.be/P2tnW4rZl68

Not sure if this link will be allowed (if not, Iíll delete it) - http://myhomefarm.co.uk/moving-from-oil-to-air-source-central-heating
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2019, 06:12:10 PM »

Home farm: YouTube links should have a space inserted in the URL otherwise  a quirk of the bulletin board software means it disappears !  Looking forward to watching it !!!
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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2019, 09:29:18 PM »

Thanks gnarly. Not really sure if I understand what you meant. Should it be http:// space then link? Ie. Http:// YouTubelink.

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