HEATING THE HOME ~ HEATING & COOLING THE HOME ~ ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING FOR THE HOME
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Conservatory Heating, Cooling
WE HAVE A SYSTEM THAT WILL
SUIT ANY HOME,
WHETHER YOU WANT A SINGLE SYSTEM FOR
THE LOUNGE, DINNING ROOM, BEDROOM
OR A COMPLETE SYSTEM FOR THE HOME.
 
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Heating & cooling the Home
As gas & oil gets more & more expensive, many people have had to re-consider what is the most economical way to heat their home. We have had several clients that live in rural areas where they are dependent on electricity & oil only, paying in the region of £1800 to £2500 per annum to heat a 2-3 bedroom home with an oil fired heating system.

In comparison. compare the above costs with an average 3 bedroom house with 2.4m ceiling height throughout, running in heating mode for 8hrs a day, 7 days a week for 26 weeks (6 months) costs approximately £720 to £810 the prices was worked out @ 0.12p per unit of electric.

We have calculated the above as if the systems were running continually during the 8 hours; however with an inverter system they do not run on maximum amps continually, as they reach within 2 degrees of the temperature set they ramp down, so the figure of £808-80 we would anticipate to be lower for the 26 weeks. But in comparison of £1800 to £2500 spent on Oil that is a huge saving.

For a full breakdown of the above calculations (click here)

There are several factors you have to take in to consider when sizing for the home
  • Size of the room.
  • Is it just for heating or is it for cooling as well?
  • If cooling, what direct sunlight does the room get during the day e.g. south or south west facing.
  • Ceiling heights.
  • Allowing for equipment, e.g. TV's, ovens/cookers, Fridges, I.T equipment.

Room size?
When dealing with the room size, we use volumetric sizing. times the length by the width, then times the answer with the ceiling height, this will give you the volume of your room. However we have made making this calculation easier for you, please use our cooling calculator (click here) to work out the sizing of your room or rooms, to give you an indication of what size system you will need JUST for the volume of the room.

Is it just for heating or is it for cooling as well?
If you are going to use the systems for cooling as well, you will have to consider some of the points below, it is also important that you make this decision whilst you are deciding on which systems to have, for the this reason.

Take the systems in the "breakdowns of calculations" above, for the Lounge size it needed 2.88kw for the room size, but we have put a 3.4kW system to allow for cooling, if we were instructed that heating only is needed for this room, then this would be a 2.1kW system, because this system will heat at 3kW but cools at 2.1kW, that's a price difference of £131 between the systems & in addition you would save on running costs as well.


heating your home couldnt be easier or cheaper

If cooling, what direct sunlight does the room get during the day e.g. south or south west facing?
When sizing a room for cooling, one of the factors to consider is how much heat is coming from the sun shining through the window glass.

The simplest way is to calculate how many btu's per hour per square foot of window. Then you multiply by the total square feet of windows and you know how many btu's per hour are coming in, and therefore how many btu's per hour your system must have to remove that heat.

Are your windows south or south west facing? (continual sun all day or the hottest part of the day into the evening) or are they north or east facing? (no direct sunlight or only first thing in the morning) The theoretical model & the calculation of this number is so complex, but here are a few basic rule of thumb for your guide, if you have standard single/double glazed windows & not heat-reflecting glass.

  • South/south west facing, always sunny, curtains usually open, use 120 btu/hr / square foot of window.
  • South/south west facing, always sunny, curtains usually shut, use 60 btu/hr / square foot of window.
  • East/south east facing, always sunny, curtains usually open, use 60 btu/hr / square foot of window.
  • North facing, curtains usually open, use 40 btu/hr / square foot of window.

To convert btu's to kW's, divide the btu's by 3414.

 

Ceiling heights.
Whether you are heating or cooling the ceiling height has to be taken in to consideration to get the volume of the room, all systems have maximum room air circulation, e.g. the 3.4kW wall mount system we used in the "breakdowns of calculations" for the lounge has a room air circulation of 750m³ the room volume is 57.6m³ (2.4m ceiling) so the system should circulate all the air in the room 13 times in an hour, problems can occur when you have ceiling heights 3.5m & over. However, this can be remedied.

 
Allowing for equipment, e.g. TV'S, ovens/cookers, Fridges, I.T equipment.
As equipment gets faster, more powerful, it also gets hotter. Convert the watts to kW (1000 watts to a kW) & add this to the kW total from your room size.
 

Total kW/btu of your room.
To calculate the total kW/BTU of your room or rooms, add all the above calculations together the total is the size of required.

You may also want to consider other sources of heat that might be unique to your home.



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