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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: replacing coal/log central heating
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 11:13:53 am »
^ That's a fair point Rosemary.

We looked at a ground source heat pump, but didn't get one in the end because we weren't prepared to insulate and draft proof the house to the extent needed to make it work well.


If you are though, or if the house is already well insulated, a GSHP or indeed air source could be a really good bet. They're well suited to retired folks since they produce a nice low-level heat all the time, and also run entirely from electricity so there's nothing to either lug about or run low on.
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Glencairn

  • Joined Jun 2017
  • Dumfriesshire
Re: replacing coal/log central heating
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 03:36:53 pm »
The second time I've read that there's a shortage of pellets:
https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/109696-sitka-thinnings-for-logs/

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: replacing coal/log central heating
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 11:00:07 pm »
If budget will allow then air-source for main bedroom and living area is well worth it. We only get 2-3 weeks per year when the valley acts as a sun trap but it gets so hot one can't sleep at night without aircon and for those really cold winter times it's a top-up for the rest of the system... also useful for a little lower level heat for the dog in winter nights when the central heating is off.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: replacing coal/log central heating
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 02:16:33 pm »
What about ground source? That's what we've got. Probably need to really upgraded the insulation and is probably only feasible as a retrofit if you're ding a major renovation. It's great though.

 Rosemary can you chip in on my new thread GSHP's please ..... I'm after info generally
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