14:33 PM, 8th August 2022, About 2 years ago 8
Hello everyone, My London (Clapham) Loft flat has become “uninhabitable” and/or “uncomfortable to live in” says my Tenant.
She further says it is consistently 4 or 5 degrees higher than the outdoors temperature during our present heatwave. She finds an indoor fan ineffective.
She continues “the only common heat reduction solutions seem to be air conditioning and insulation.”
Portable air conditioning would occupy too much space and any AC (portable or fitted) would not be used by her as too expensive, and not worth the expenditure from my point of view. In addition to the capital expenditure, there would be the regular servicing charge.
As to insulation, I have explained to her how difficult it is to obtain a C grade (EPC) in a Victorian house, and her flat is C. She now wants me to fit Velux anti-heat blinds.
Would these blinds affect the EPC C grade?
Also, would such blinds make the flat less energy efficient and make it more expensive to heat in winter?
I have offered her a British made award-winning Meaco Air Circulator (1056) Energy Class A Quiet at 20dB. Price £105 + £10 warranty.
She still insists on the Velux Blinds.
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