Does anyone know the feasibility of fitting gas heating in these? Is there even likely to be a gas supply? Having rented a few apartments with electric storage heating over the years, I’m reluctant to buy anywhere that I might be locked into it.
Also, why were these built with electric heating in the first place, I wonder? It seems like a bit of a false economy…
Some are speculating that nightsaver electricity will be abolished once Electric Vehicles become more commonplace and that would really hurt those ho heat with electric storage heaters and have no option other than to use electricity for heating.
In my apartment it would not have been possible to heat with any other method.
Back at the end of the 80’s and early 90’s or so I do remember something that was called like the Gold Shield Electric Home.
This was an ESB incentive package to drive up income to the ESB by an alliance with builders who would install electric heating into their buildings. ESB offered various types of incentives.
This was on-going for a good number of years if my memory is correct.
So then many such places were built or where there were renovations or conversions involved electric was the installation that happened in many such places.
Especially in rental sector accommodation, especially again in student rental sector accommodation.
This is all based on hazy memories from about 25 to 30 years ago so I could be a little off but the gist of what I have described I believe to be correct.
I think the plan is for something more smart, so electric signatures of devices plugged in when being used/charging means you could be paying your motor-tax-carbon-tax-pay-as-you-go… eventually off grid will be the middle of the ocean and even then maybe off-planet will be the only way to escape the matrix and then even again depending on what narrative you perscribe too but I’m not even sure about that!
Gas Networks Ireland were very helpful when I rang to ask whether there were gas pipelines near houses I was viewing that had electric heating. If it’s within 15 metres there is a reasonable charge to connect. Won’t help you much with an apartment though.
anyone any experience with Air-to-Air heating - the Panasonic ones look compact and suitable for an apartment even (about the size of a domestic Air Con system) provided you have a balcony or somewhere unobtrusive to mount the external fan
they’re promoted by scanhomes.ie so prob more suited as a top up/back up for a passive or efficient house. when you get down to very low temperatures you might have an issue - that’s when you fire up the wood stove… (?)
Yeah, management companies won’t allow fixing to an external wall (can’t blame them TBH) but low down on a balcony you might be OK?