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Solar PV and Smart Thermal Storage heaters

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  • 26-11-2020 12:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 215 ✭✭


    Is there a benefit to putting in a number of new Smart Storage heaters to a planned extension?

    I currently have a new Smart Meter (house is 1999 built 4 bed on urban 24hr tariff with Nat Gas condenser (2017) CH unit - no night circuits). I will need ~ 4 new radiators for a new 2 story extension and I'm looking at a max of 10 PV (3.5kWp?) panels possibly with a ~5kWh storage battery.

    The extension is within existing foundations / floors so I don't see scope for a new heat pump. The current CH may be able to take 2 or 3+ additional radiators but I'm wondering whether there is a quantifiable case for 2 or 4 Smart Elec storage heaters to maximise variable tarriffs.

    As I can't find much detail on "smart" storage - what do folks think? .. all comments welcome


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,798 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Have you thought about Far Infrared Heaters?
    I have no experience of them but hear good things from a mate who has them heating his separate studio room

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  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ercork


    What about an air to air heat pump? This would be cheaper than any electric heating system to run. All you would need is a small bit of garden space to site the outdoor unit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,819 ✭✭✭Alkers


    If have thought the most economical way would be as many rads more on the gas boiler as you can fit and if there's a shortfall then get storage or electric. The cost of s unit of gas is so cheap in comparison to electcity.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,798 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    ...but this is a Renewable Energies forum....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 215 ✭✭millb


    ercork wrote: »
    What about an air to air heat pump? This would be cheaper than any electric heating system to run. All you would need is a small bit of garden space to site the outdoor unit.

    I'm thinking the less pipes the better. The smart storage can use free PV or v cheap electricity and is easily installed, modular and easily moved if necessary.


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