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Fully electric or electric/gas mix

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by MeWilliam, 10 Oct 2019.

  1. MeWilliam

    MeWilliam

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    Hi guys!

    Need some helpful advice.

    Currently redoing a house. New lower floors, former to rear etc.

    Since every bedroom, 6, will have it's own showers and electrics; I went and got a quote to increase the electricity supply from what we have, 20kVa, to about 60. However the quote was just shy of 3k.

    A bit more than I wanted to spend. Plus funds are not limitless...

    While this would allow me to run everything in the house off the electric supply and cap the gas off. I don't know if this is the most cost effective option.

    Or I could have thermostatic showers instead of electric, and have gas heaters and a boiler. Gas cooker instead of electric etc.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Some advice?

    Cheers.
     
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    Is this going to be a House of Multiple Occupation ( HMO) or a family home. ?

    If HMO will there be separate meters for each room or will you be charging 1/6 of a single whole house bill to each tenant.

    Gas as fuel will be nuch cheaper to run but you will need to factor in safety checks and other annual cost such as servicing
     
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  4. MeWilliam

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    We've decided on a HMO to recoup all costs. Either selling as a commercial property, if we can recoup our investment, or charging 1/6 to each tenant if we can't.

    I didn't even think about gas service checks!

    Can we run central heating off the electricity supply?
     
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    Quite the reverse.
     
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    only if you are crazy and have more money than sense.
     
  7. MeWilliam

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    I've just been told that the taps in all the sinks will be connected to boiler for hot water.
     
  8. MeWilliam

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    Assume the opposite!

    What would you do?
     
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    In theory insulating and sticking in some form of heat pump will save money in the long term. But if you're not living there then it's not your money you'd be saving. Gas it up. :(
     
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    Heat pumps require a reliable source of low grade heat. Without that low grade heat a heat pump is an expensive but useless item
     
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  13. MeWilliam

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    no baths,,,,,, big tub shapped things you climb into. you can use it for showers as well
     
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  15. MeWilliam

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    D'oh!
     
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    Shouldn't you be cracking on with that extension rather than sitting here lol.
     
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