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    • gzoom
    • By gzoom 13th Nov 19, 2:56 AM
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    Heat pumps, install and real life usage help please.
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    • 13th Nov 19, 2:56 AM
    Heat pumps, install and real life usage help please. 13th Nov 19 at 2:56 AM
    Hi all

    We are in the process of adding 3 new bedrooms to our bungalow, in total its going to be an additional 80sq Meters of floor space across three rooms.

    Am wondering if forum members can provide some real life of experience of using an air sourced heat pump as the heating source for similar sized space, as well as install costs.

    Am also wondering if the heat pumps can work as aicon in the summer?

    Thanks for any advice .
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    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Nov 19, 7:16 AM
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    • 13th Nov 19, 7:16 AM
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    • 13th Nov 19, 7:16 AM
    Hiya, I assume you mean air to air, not air to water, but both can heat or cool, but if you do the whole heating system, then you can't get the RHI subsidy if you use it for cooling (silly rules).

    Our 3.5kW can heat and maintain our small conservatory and living room with spare, that's a total of approx 30m2, and the conservatory, with a glass roof, is a tougher job to heat or cool, than an ordinary room.

    Cost of kit and install was just over 1k.

    For 3 rooms perhaps try a multi split system with just one external unit feeding the three internal units.

    Guessing now, but for bedrooms, you might need less heat/cool, so perhaps 2.5kW each, but total guess.
    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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