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PTR

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Well if you want to sell a house, which is the only accurate way to determine its value, there is a legal requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate which assesses such things as insulation and double-glazing in awarding an A to G rating. This rating impacts on the price of the house, and often on the buyers ability to get a mortgage. So I would argue that it definitely increases property value to insulate.
You're dead right about the solar grants though. I'm looking into solar and heat pumps, and in fact I have a meeting about that at lunchtime, but a grant to help with installation would have made it a no-brainer.
I see your point now. To get to the base level though, is a very cheap process. You barely need more than loft insulation which is about £200 all in.
The stuff I'm talking about is more proper wall and under floor insulation. The under floor insulation is hardly ever done, and could be a big deal.

Replacing gas boilers with a heat pump and coupled with a small solar PV system could be a brilliant solution for the future.
 


You really think insulating a home increases its value? I really don't think so. Unless its a very old building with specialist insulation.

And yes, I do think the government should incentivise it. Same as they should not have stopped the solar PV FITs payments. Every unit of lecky, every unit of gas that we don't have to use for heating homes is a benefit to everyone.
Its clear that many people can't be bothered to do it - otherwise it would be done by now. So more pushing it needed.

Shittest way to make a point I think I've ever seen.
What was the question? What was the 3rd option that isn't being listed?

That's certainly a part. Less porous surfaces means more run-off, which means more chance of flooding.

However, we also see record rainfall, that's nothing do with how the water is contained. 2 FEET just landed in Italy in 12 hours.

I see it as the eco system going nuts as it’s compromised, as I say it’s just a theory.
 
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SAFCOldie

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Some might what to check the migrating Pole acceleration combined with the weakening magnetosphere & the knock on effects that has for incoming radiation and the jet streams...but no, far more easier to blame the plebs for a bit of CO2 output.
 

MickeyV

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Replacing gas boilers with a heat pump and coupled with a small solar PV system could be a brilliant solution for the future.
We are in an Edwardian terrace with thick curtains and tons of loft insulation, and our bills are not huge. It turns out retro-fitting heat pumps which will need all new rads is going to be prohibitive, so we are moving towards the biggest solar array we can get.
 
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PTR

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We are in an Edwardian terrace with thick curtains and tons of loft insulation, and our bills are not huge. It turns out retro-fitting heat pumps which will need all new rads is going to be prohibitive, so we are moving towards the biggest solar array we can get.
I didn't think you needed new rads. Isn't that a myth?
 

MickeyV

Winger
I didn't think you needed new rads. Isn't that a myth?
I'll be checking that out. My mate did a new build designed around sustainability and they have a lovely warm and cool house; drive an electric car which they charge from the home; reed bed irrigation system to irrigate the gardens/vegetables etc, all costing next to bugger all to run. But that's in rural Leicestershire. In fact he built two and sold one which is how he financed it.
We have a three bedroom terrace with accessibility problems and a limited budget. You've got to do what you can, I suppose.
 
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I'll be checking that out. My mate did a new build designed around sustainability and they have a lovely warm and cool house; drive an electric car which they charge from the home; reed bed irrigation system to irrigate the gardens/vegetables etc, all costing next to bugger all to run. But that's in rural Leicestershire. In fact he built two and sold one which is how he financed it.
We have a three bedroom terrace with accessibility problems and a limited budget. You've got to do what you can, I suppose.
Yeah.
10 years ago I bought a house and ripped it back to the walls. If I was doing it again, I'd build everything with super-efficiency built in. Solar PV with water tank ad-on, passive-haus style, ground source heat pump for rads, water and even cooling, rain water harvesting for the toilet and to water the veg-garden. The lot.

Bought another house 4 years ago, and basically moved in "as is", and been doing one room at a time - you don't really get much chance when you do it like that.
 

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