well water only, which heating and hot water system?

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Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but iam new to the forum.

Just in the middle of buying a cottage that has no mains water connection, water for the house comes from a well on site via a pump to water tanks upstairs, which then gravity feed the bathroom downstairs.

I would like to add a upstairs bathroom as well as central heating. is it straight forward to pressurise the well supply so that i can do away with the tanks, to make room? will this pressurised system then be able to use a gas (bottles) water heating boiler system.

central heating.
we have no mains gas, so i was thinking about oil fired with a tank outside, or maybe as we have an open fire using some sort of backbolier system on a log burner salamanda.

any advice or suggestions links etc, thanks
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You will need a negative head pump and decent filters.

LPG is currently cheaper than oil (in bulk tanks) but I would look at heat pumps, biomass or even log burner boilers - Aga produce one.

If you are going to throw yourself whole heartedly into this project you could fit PV solar panels aid the running cost of a heat pump - the government FITS scheme offers incentives but the long term viability of the subsidy is in question.

I've already advocated Heating innovations H2 control panel in another post - I have no connection with them, but this does offer the prospect of linking 2 alternatively fueled boilers.

It's an interesting subject with a whole host of choices, my best advice is to find a local heating specialist who fancies a challenge.
 
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Air source heat pump would probably be cheapest method of heating
the house.

Gosh didn't think herefordshire would have places with no mains water.

Even up north we've all got that.
 
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Thanks for your replies guys, will look into your suggestions, :)

mains water is about 200 meters away, the neigbour did say he would pay half if we decide to connect, not sure what this would cost, but do like the idea of having a private water supply, with no monthly bills.
 
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Thanks for your replies guys, will look into your suggestions, :)

mains water is about 200 meters away, the neigbour did say he would pay half if we decide to connect, not sure what this would cost, but do like the idea of having a private water supply, with no monthly bills.

200 metres is easy
Hire a jcb with driver for the day he will have a trench dug and filled in
no time. 2 days absolute max. PVC pipe is relative cheap.
 

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