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How we reduced our heating gas consumption by 25%



  • EricMears
    EricMears Posts: 3,253 Forumite
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    Magnitio said:
    You can get lower power immersion heaters which provide more flexibility. I've installed a 1.5kw immersion controlled by a TP-Link HS110 smart plug that allows scheduling and also records energy consumption.
    Haven't used it lately but I have a 230/110V transformer that can supply my immersion circuit.  Hence the element becomes an approx 750W one - well within the 'spare' power available on a sunny summer day
    NE Derbyshire.4kWp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).24kWh of Pylontech batteries with Lux controller BEV : Hyundai Ioniq5
  • paul991
    paul991 Posts: 370 Forumite
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    think in long run a immersion diverter would work out  cheaper and  have flexibility to  supply other circuits 
  • Screwdriva
    Screwdriva Posts: 1,188 Forumite
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    Updated the main post ( I miss the <3p per kWh gas tariffs from a couple years ago!) for newer members.
    -  10 x 400w LG + 6 x 550W SHARP BiFacial Panels + SE 3680 HD Wave Inverter + SE Optimizers. SE London.
    -  Triple aspect. (22% ENE/ 33% SSE/ 45% WSW)
    -  Viessmann 200-W on Advanced Weather Comp. (the most efficient gas boiler sold)

    Feel free to DM me if I can help with any energy saving!
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