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- Oct 1, 2022
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As I said same nonsense is used to rubbish EVs, heat pumps work fine.No they do not. Yet another urban myth. My radiators are at 60 degrees centigrade less than 10 minutes of the pump starting up. The time taken for a room to warm to a particular temperature is then dependant on radiator size compared to room volume in exactly the same way as any other 'wet' systems work.
As said above, that is a myth put around by industries and individuals with a vested interest in rubbishing the technology.
My ASHP is programmed to come on at 05:30 every morning if the house temperatures are low enough, because we get up at 06:00. The house (3 bedroom detached bungalow) is always toasty warm by then, even during the rare occasions we have snow on the ground outside, and the water heat store (300 litre water tank) will also be hot ready for our showers.
During the day the heat pump will switch on and off as required to maintain the set temperature, in a very similar way as a gas or oil boiler will. If we want more or less heat at any time during the day, the system can be over ridden on a single button, or individual rooms can be adjusted with the thermostatic control valves in each room/space.
As has been mentioned several times in this thread, the house has to be well insulated for a heat pump to work efficiently, but I would suggest the same level of insulation should be the norm for other heating methods, otherwise money is being thrown away on heat that is being lost through the house fabric.