Beaver

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Tuesday 22nd May 2018


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Beaver

17:52 PM, 25th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

What do changing EPC and heat pump requirements mean for the PRS?

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 25/11/2021 - 17:21
I agree that either solar panels or photovoltaic tiles would make more sense than external insulation but the last time I checked I could not get a grant for either without putting in cavity wall insulation. So I didn't do it.... Read More

Beaver

12:29 PM, 19th November 2021, About 3 weeks ago

What do changing EPC and heat pump requirements mean for the PRS?

Reply to the comment left by PJB at 19/11/2021 - 12:20
This is also something I would look at and consider when I have to do something about improving the EPC rating of the properties: But I'm apparently not going to get a grant because in order to get the grant you have to take out your gas boiler; so that's not happening anytime soon.... Read More

Beaver

18:45 PM, 17th November 2021, About 3 weeks ago

What do changing EPC and heat pump requirements mean for the PRS?

Reply to the comment left by PJB at 17/11/2021 - 17:39
If the grant isn't given until you remove the old boiler then that's not happening as far as I'm concerned. Can't see my tenants wanting it either.... Read More

Beaver

15:27 PM, 17th November 2021, About 3 weeks ago

What do changing EPC and heat pump requirements mean for the PRS?

Reply to the comment left by PJB at 17/11/2021 - 12:18So the key message in that video appears to be that you can't just fit a heat pump and expect it to do a good job: You need to know about system design first; some systems require buffer tanks and some don't; a lot depends not just upon heat-exchanger, but upon the skill of the installer and the quality of the installation.
Well....my recent experiences with the EICR regulations changing didn't exactly fill me with joy and so I can't really see this particular "let's all fix the climate" knee-jerk reaction working out that well either.
With my own recently fitted combi-gas boiler my bills are on the way down and my tenants' bills are on the way down as well. For me to consider this I would need to know more about it, including how I would find a reliable well-trained installer, and I would need to know whether I'd still get the grant if I installed a heat-pump *without* removing my gas boilers.... Read More

Beaver

16:00 PM, 11th November 2021, About 4 weeks ago

What do changing EPC and heat pump requirements mean for the PRS?

I had a new gas combi boiler fitted in my PPR last year. As a consequence my fuel bills are on the way down. I had a new gas combi boiler fitted for my tenants last year, and their bills are also on the way down despite the increase in wholesale gas prices.

If I were to fund the extra costs of work to replace the gas combi boiler over and above the grants presently available entirely rather than add supplementary heating then the rent would have to go up. The tenant's bills would also be going up.

So I can't see my tenants wanting this.... Read More