Nov 01, 2020 7:54 pm
I am looking for some advice on switching my house build to all electric.
We are a few weeks away from selections so I think the option is still open to us.
Currently in the plan is instantaneous gas hot water service and a gas stove top.
Our house is going to have 6.5kw of North West facing solar panels so I was thinking that we could cut out completely the requirement of gas supply if we switched the 2 appliances to electric.
In theory I would like to get a 270l Chromogen hot water heat pump and use our solar panels to heat the water during the optimum period in the afternoon. My concerns are how effective these pumps are? I know there are some climate limitations and I would like to know will the tank be able to keep the water hot throughout the night without drawing electricity from the grid?
I am aware that this route will be a few thousand dollars more upfront but I'm ok with that over the long run.
If anyone has gone down a similar route I am interested in hearing your experience and thoughts.
Thanks for reading
Re: Building an all electric house north of Adelaide2
Nov 01, 2020 8:15 pm
May 2019 we went all electric in our existing house.
We have a Sanden heat pump with a 250L tank (which is a bit big for the two of us).
The heat pump runs for 2 hours every afternoon between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm every afternoon. . . . so we are only using the solar panel power most days.
The water is always very hot for my morning shower.
The other change we made was to install a Induction cook top, which I love . . . . much better than gas and super easy to keep clean.
NB I probably do around +70% of the cooking as my wife still works, so I am qualified to have an opinion on the cooktop.
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