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Options for older house

  • 06-07-2020 1:43pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ BillyBird


    Hi,


    I live in an older house (red brick, 1906, terraced, 2 story 3 bed/140 sqm).


    Currently paying about €1,700 p.a. for gas and electric.


    GFCH with a boiler that is on way out. Also doing an attic conversion + mini extension so looking at options on heating.


    We're most likely going to do

    • External insulation at the back (that's render as opposed to brick)
    • Better insulation in roof/attic
    • Solar PV panels
    • And obviously the extension at the back will mean modern windows on ground floor

    Been looking at a heat pump as option for heating but that would involve
    • Underfloor insulation - currently floorboards over original sub floor ventilation.
    • Replacing all of the original sash windows and doors. Windows doubled glazed about 20 years ago and had brushes installed more recently
    • Probably internal insulation on the front of house (on brick wall)
    • Sealing up the chimneys - all bar one currently capped, and we only use that occasionally.
    Which all starts to add up.


    Anybody have any experience with heat pumps (or other options) on an older house?


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭ John Hutton


    Please don't destroy all the original doors and, especially, sash windows. They are a lovely feature.


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ BillyBird


    Please don't destroy all the original doors and, especially, sash windows. They are a lovely feature.


    With you there, really want to keep the look but equally want something efficient


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