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Posted by Cathy Debenham on 28 November 2014 at 3:04 pm
A ground source heat pump with underfloor heating provide the warmth in DeriM's new-build house which was constructed in 2008. But it's not all been a bed of roses, heat-wise. Here's what he's learned:
"Having had some fairly massive electricity bills (c.£300) in the new build house I've been looking carefully at energy consumption.
1) Energy company provided monitors are of some use but the recently installed Owl Insight has been much more helpful
2) Despite what the ground source heat pump company says it really seems to take quite a chunk of the power consumption
3) Architects love lots of lights. I've found some real savings in switching out halogens for LEDs. For example the kitchen had 10 x 50w halogens now replaced with 10 x 4w LEDs and the lighting seems better!"
Photo: ISO Energy
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