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We are a social enterprise installing solar panels and renewable heat. Why? We want to see more women in construction and less CO2 in the atmosphere.
Oct 16, 2021 10 tweets 12 min read
My task this weekend, ahead of the heat and buildings strategy launch and #cop26 is to show the work involved in installing a #heatpump and #lowtemp heating. To get to #netzero you don't have to have a heat pump, but you will need low temp heating and an energy efficient home 1/9 Firstly, even if you get a hydrogen or electric boiler, you are going to need to run your heating cooler in the less cold weather and hotter in the colder weather. This saves energy and is called weather compensation. For some this will mean bigger radiators and larger pipes 2/9
Feb 6, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
Aware that #heatpumps are currently costly and difficult to fit, but this article is neither objective, nor factual. Error 1: "When it comes to winter warming, you can't beat gas central heating.". Fact: Low temp heating with a heat pump is more comfortable than with a gas boiler Error 2 "some of the new-style kit can't heat the UK's cold, draughty houses." Ignoring that some of our old-style kit can't heat our draughty houses and we have the worst #fuelpoverty in Europe. Fact #heatpumps can heat draughty houses, but why would you want to? Fix the homes.
Dec 12, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
(1/4) There has been a lot of chat this week about the cost of #retrofit #heatpump installs. Here's an installer's view on the three types of costs that drive it - 1. Costs that won't change 2. Costs that intervention could change 3. Costs that will change as the market grows. (2/4) The first time you retrofit a #heatpump it will always be more expensive than a new gas boiler. You have to put in a new hot water tank, run pipework outside, build a base for the heat pump, ensure radiators and pipework are adequate. These costs vary from house to house.