help with which heating system, electric radiators vs water filled radiators
in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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Grateful for some help. My son and partner need to upgrade their oil powered central heating (combi boiler). They are off-grid. The house is mid-terrace and on 3 floors but nearly all the time only the ground floor is occupied. They keep erratic hours so storage heaters probably wouldn't work. All the water-filled radiators (12) are very old and need replacing. Also an extension add-on will need another 3 radiators. They spend nearly all their time in 2 or 3 rooms so don't need to heat the whole house. The insulation will be upgraded and new windows fitted. The payback time for solar makes it difficult to consider. Not really interested in heat-pumps ecause of installion and running costs. Don't really want underfloor heating either as it takes a long time to heat up. So the question seems to be to add a new electric boiler (which I understand would need to be the most powerful available to meet the energy demands on the rare occasions that the property is fully occupied) and upgrade all the radiators or to, e.g., have electric radiators (but which ones?) in the rooms they use most with the other radiators upgraded....unless anyone has any better suggestions...please!! Also, would batteries that can download cheap nighttime electricity be a good idea?
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