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Storage heater alternative.... Infrared vs lpg vs Air source heat pump
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If I could have got grants and/or payments for a renewable heating system in my old listed house then it might have stopped me getting a mains gas system installed instead, but the EPC rating was against it. Given the age of the UK housing stock, I don't think I'm alone.
And what will happen when larger households all migrate to electric cars with their demands on the same domestic supply that is struggling to keep pace with a hungry ASHP demand in these older properties?
Touch and go then!! Hopefully as we get into summer, the scales will tip in your favour.
Another concern for me was the long term reliability of the ASHP hardware and the cost to maintain it. If I get 10 years out of my new 26/36kW external oil boiler, it will have cost circa £250 pa in depreciation, plus say £80 pa to have it serviced. It has a 10 year warranty.
Are there any annual servicing costs associated with ASHP and what is the likely life expectancy/warranty period?
Might have to resort to burning our furniture in the open fires to keep warm and to boil a pan of potato soup, and ditching the car for a horse and cart to get to the shops.