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Offline simplyloco

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A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« on: June 21, 2024, 02:52:33 PM »
I've lusted after one of these heat pump units for years. Finally got one installed today. Whisper quiet and very mean on leccy!

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Tucked away out of sight so Madame is very happy!

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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2024, 03:48:41 PM »
I agree they are very handy to have. My Air con is currently silently (32 dBs) ticking over keeping the entire house a comfortable 18 degrees all for free  ;)

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P.S. I assume it is mounted over 5m from the boundary to avoid needing planning permission  :-X
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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2024, 04:51:29 PM »
I opened the window ;)

Jo I thought that air source heat pumps were now classed as permitted developement, England needs them to be 1m from Boundry, Wales 3m or is the greater distance when they are used for cooling?

Two of my clients have them, one is probably just 1m and the other about 2m neither needed planning.

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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2024, 04:52:20 PM »
I agree they are very handy to have. My Air con is currently silently (32 dBs) ticking over keeping the entire house a comfortable 18 degrees all for free  ;)

Jo

P.S. I assume it is mounted over 5m from the boundary to avoid needing planning permission  :-X
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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2024, 05:17:14 PM »
I agree they are very handy to have. My Air con is currently silently (32 dBs) ticking over keeping the entire house a comfortable 18 degrees all for free  ;)

Jo

P.S. I assume it is mounted over 5m from the boundary to avoid needing planning permission  :-X
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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2024, 05:26:52 PM »
I opened the window ;)

You must live somewhere colder than me because it is 25 degrees out there this afternoon.

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Jo I thought that air source heat pumps were now classed as permitted developement, England needs them to be 1m from Boundry, Wales 3m or is the greater distance when they are used for cooling?

Two of my clients have them, one is probably just 1m and the other about 2m neither needed planning.

Yes they are permitted development but the sound output Level must not exceed 42dB at the boundary and to guarantee this the council down here requires them to be over 5m from the boundary. My new neighbour is a planning enforcement officer and if they get a complaint and the pump is under 5m from the boundary they will force the owner to move it. It is just easier to put it further away.

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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2024, 06:33:27 PM »
Similar here and it makes a nice change from all the cold weather we have been having. I suppose you office types that have been used to working in an airconditioned office have just go used to that sort of enviroment and can't work in extreams.

That 5m rule is not going to work too well when they stop you having gas boilers. All those new builds would only be able to fit them if the frontage was approx 11m wide or more and that is going to rule out at least 75% of  properties.

The ones my Clients have are certainly a lot noisier than a fridge, more like washing machine sort of volume and as I say close to boundries

I did look it up and the rules are the same for hot or cold use. 1M from edge of unit to boundry.

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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2024, 06:56:54 PM »
I agree they are very handy to have. My Air con is currently silently (32 dBs) ticking over keeping the entire house a comfortable 18 degrees all for free  ;)

Jo

P.S. I assume it is mounted over 5m from the boundary to avoid needing planning permission  :-X
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Re: A lovely new aircon for my workshop
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2024, 06:58:52 PM »
Nice heatpump!  Maybe someday I'll get something like that in my shop.  Until then, I just dress warmer in the winter and go in the house earlier in the summer.  ;D

Love the solar, Jo!  I'd love to do that too, someday...

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