Loop: Save The Planet

  • Air-source heat pumps.

    Read what some owners have found. There are grants available but the total amount the Governmenet have alloted isn`t great! https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/aug/14/at-home-with-a-heat-pump-it-makes-hot-water-when-its-freezing-outside?CMP=fb_gu_medium=Social_source=Facebook=IwAR0nTHRZdvm5G79X95m0YCM_gp1UyaYMivE2r
    • So who has the c.£8500 to install this heat pump ? Even with grant it is a costly deal as you mentio..

    • I was listening to Shelagh Fogarty (LBC) earlier today, and this was one of the discussion points.


    • @Sy... One of the reviews in the article above mentions the noise,the other says theirs is not any..

    • @Kr... What a good idea! Just such a pity that there isn't more grant money available. It's..

    • @Ki... Indeed. there`s still no way a low income household would be able to afford one-with or withou..

    • @Kr... Defo sounds like a good idea for new builds though!

    • @Ki... Agree but think builders are cost cutting. One hardly sees any solar panels on new build.

    • I started reading about it today and really considering getting one. I heard about them before but I..

    • @To... Oh the principle is very simple, it's like the reverse of a fridge. I have an air conditioner..

    • @Lo... Yes, it's such a shame, it would save people money in the long run, and is not at all forw..

    • @Ki... ok but you need electricity to transfer the heat/cold - how does this work out in terms of act..

    • @To... Yes that is the case. I find the air conditioner on heat quite efficient. You just have elect..

    • @Kr... I posted that article at the time and looked into the practicalities of installing o..

    • @Ki... Is this an air source heat pump or just an air conditioner, though?

      You keep calling it an ai..

    • @Di... Just an air conditioning unit, but the principal is the same

    • The problem that I encountered when I talked to one of the very few experienced installers of this k..

    • @Di... Interesting article. INTERNAL wall insulation is a bad idea for another reason then!! Glad I..

    • And there needs to be more definitive answers about insulating old houses too (before buying an heat..

    • @Lo... Most builders won't do anything until they are forced to, unless they think they will be a..

    • @Te... So once again it comes down to the Government NOT putting stringent enough rules/laws in pla..

    • @Kr... Absolutely!

    • @Kr... Following a link from the HH site, I found an interesting and very detailed report a..

    • @Di... I tried to read it but it`s a bit dry with so many bits not relevant to me. So I`m still con..

    • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57159056?at_custom4=0BB462CA-331A-11EC-AF3F-03383A982..

    • @Kr... You're not alone in that! For the time being, I'm following Heritage House's basic a..

    • @Di... Well done Diana. You`re right -it`s like re-inventing the wheel each time. There needs to be..

    • The previously unfamiliar form of heating that the estate is trying is infrared heating panels, cf h..

    • @Di... Sounds interesting!! Something to consider when my boiler packs up.

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Save The Planet

This planet is dying and we are all acting too slowly. Thoughts, debates & suggestions on how we can act FAST and attempt to save the planet. No business postings unrelated to saving the planet will be accepted and posters will be removed from the loop.