That’s great thanks…. You’ve made me feel much better. That sounds like a similar situation to us and similar numbers.Just got my bill in today for last two months or so, averaging 27kWh a day with 4 bed well insulated house, family of 6 and a electric car. No gas, just electric however we have a multi fuel stove with back boiler although that wouldn't have been on much in the billing period.
Yes I have a stove top fan on the woodburner as well as it is recessed in the chimney breast.A ceiling fan above a wood burner is a brilliant idea. It pushes the heat down and spreads it beautifully. I had a stove in front of the fireplace with the flue angled back into the breast and the fireplace blocked off in our house in Alberta, so all the heat from the stove actually went into the room instead of up the chimney, and a big lazy fan above it spread it right around the house. We were never cold and our gas bill was tiny. The heating was set right down to come on if the stove ever went out, just to stop pipes bursting but it barely ever came on. Bear in mind that it was minus 20 or lower for several months!
Wood is dear but far better to pay a poor person to cut and split it for you. In doing so, you helpa little guy pay his bills and feed his family, he spends his money in the local economy, therefore helping your friends and neighbours pay their bills too.And without the work.
I do it myself. If I paid someone else i would be poorer and a lot less fit!!Wood is dear but far better to pay a poor person to cut and split it for you. In doing so, you helpa little guy pay his bills and feed his family, he spends his money in the local economy, therefore helping your friends and neighbours pay their bills too.
Buy oil or gas and who does it benefit locally?
Yes exactly.Nails into bucket to weigh in later with other scrap.
Ash into rubbish bin.
My cousin husband added some ducting in his house too pull the exceedingly hot air in the top of the conservatory which was south facing and dump it into his front room which was north facing, making it surprisingly warm and all done with a 4" fan on a thermostat !My latest energy saving idea.
Aga still lit as weather not great here.
Kitchen is 20c - too warm for me.
Living room 16C. Can't be bothered to light the woodburner.
Tried this. Living room now 18C and nice
Hasn't fallen off - yet!
Yes I have a stove top fan on the woodburner as well as it is recessed in the chimney breast.
We've a Rayburn, the more nails we have seem to slow down the burn, block the grate.Yes exactly.
I use a quick release magnet to get most out. In fairness I only empty it about every 10 days. Very little ash and about 15kg of nails.
Swept the chimney last week. First time in 2 years. Only about a sugar bag of soot. I was astonished. I had to sweep the Rayburn chimney in the farmhouse every month or there would be a chimney fire. Usually 2 tesco bags full of soot each time. Burning the same wood!
So what do we use if we have a typical 2 week winter lull of wind power?Moving towards not having gas and coal and standby
The UK’s National Grid Plc has learned how to get the British network up and running after a blackout by using green power.www.bloomberg.com
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So what do we use if we have a typical 2 week winter lull of wind power?
Diesel generators I believe, Hinkley C will have 12, 20MW each, for station black outs. The article wasn't saying fossil fuels won't be used, just that they don't have to be used.At a guess I'd say open cycle gas turbines, as these can be started from cold and do not need to be kept warm