1960s bungalow with 5 bedrooms built on top in 1989.
EPC - D but now C having put in underfloor insulation.
Water was heated by oil Rayburn cooker + immersion heater. Heating: open fire in lounge and storage heaters
Energy consumption: Electricity – 25,300kwh pa (storage heaters 17,400pa, all other electricity 7,900)
Oil – 2,400 litres pa just to heat the kitchen and provide hot water
Electricity about 3,400kwh pa including charging electric car (c1800kWh without car). Green tariff (of course)
Oil Central heating (cost about £6,000 to install) uses about 1500 litres pa
Most changes were partly down to concern about the costs of running the home and an abhorrence of waste. However they have also made living here much more comfortable. It’s better to have low heat in and low heat loss than high heat in and high heat loss. The electric car saves c£1,000 pa in diesel – a bit less as price of diesel has come down (I understand…) and there is no road tax and low insurance. But it’s still a very expensive car! (we bought it to encourage the EV industry). PV panels will pay for themselves in 8-9 years and give a good return on the investment; (this will sadly no longer be the case for those installing PV from next year). Unexpected benefits of PV – the panels shade the roof so in summer the loft remains cool.
Follow the signs – satnav stops a bit short so carry on up the road. Two dogs, friendly but noisy; ample parking