Posted by Mauried on October 25, 2008, 11:41 pm
Be careful about doing your own installs.
I cant comment about orther countries, but in Australia if you do your
own install, then you arnt eligible for any of the Govt rebates.
Check this out before you start.
Posted by Mauried on October 25, 2008, 11:48 pm
Tankless HWS are a good option if you have a good supply of gas and
its a a cheap price.
Gas is likley to rise in price in the future as gas fired power
stations become more common.
Realistically at the moment, the only viable alternatives to coal
fired plants are nukes and gas plants.
Gas plants can be built far more quickly than a nuke.
Posted by Eeyore on October 25, 2008, 10:03 pm
Sac Dave wrote:
Don't bother, it's a waste of time and a con-trick by evil salesmen.
Spend the money on insulation and energy saving measures and you'll be a million
Reduction of usage beats 'replacement' 100 times over.
Posted by Sac Dave on October 25, 2008, 10:20 pm
As for insulation it's not feasible because of the design of the house,
Scissor trusses no access. The salesman make it all sound so good and you
want to believe them but you know how that is. I'm just considering all my
Posted by Eeyore on October 26, 2008, 11:51 pm
Sac Dave wrote:
I'l bet all the possibilities haven't been properly considered. If they have,
move house and get one that's not an energy hog.
For one thing, did anyone suggest 'drylining' rooms with insulation ?
Don't they just. And did you BELIEVE him ?
PV solar is IDIOTIC (at least at present). There are some alleged technical
improvements coming along but evidence of them is thin on the ground.