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    • Reed_Richards
    • By Reed_Richards 17th Jun 19, 8:20 PM
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    Air conditioner as room heater
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    • 17th Jun 19, 8:20 PM
    Air conditioner as room heater 17th Jun 19 at 8:20 PM
    We are making a workshop at the back of our detached garage and I am wondering how to heat it. I thought that an air conditioning unit, which uses a heat pump, would be more efficient form of electrical heating and therefore a greener option. Does this make sense?
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    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 17th Jun 19, 8:29 PM
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    We are making a workshop at the back of our detached garage and I am wondering how to heat it. I thought that an air conditioning unit, which uses a heat pump, would be more efficient form of electrical heating and therefore a greener option. Does this make sense?
    Originally posted by Reed_Richards
    Hi

    ... possibly - make yourself a (very big) mug of coffee & wade through this thread for a couple of hours to see if it makes sense for your own project .... https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4715287

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    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • michaels
    • By michaels 17th Jun 19, 9:50 PM
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    So we have a portable A/C where you stick the hot exhaust out the window. With a bit of ingenuity I reckon we could stick it outside and run the exhaust back into the house - in theory as long as it wasn't too cold out this would be cheaper than running an electric heater....
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    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 18th Jun 19, 5:50 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 5:50 AM
    We are making a workshop at the back of our detached garage and I am wondering how to heat it. I thought that an air conditioning unit, which uses a heat pump, would be more efficient form of electrical heating and therefore a greener option. Does this make sense?
    Originally posted by Reed_Richards
    As per Z's post, a small A/C unit would be great.

    If a smaller portable one is good enough, then they too can be bought with heat pump functions. These are the guys I got my fixed unit from, with a page of portable's (some offering heat pump abilities).
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
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