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Hey all - have a few questions as usual, have searched around but not really seeing much online.

1. Anyone know if they have gas heating in Wurenlos? ie: city gas lines to have plumbed into the home for heating.
2. For replacing an old Oil heating system, whats the consensus these days on whats best? I have read multiple people stating the Warmepumpe system is just not worth it but not sure what else would be better for the environment, and make sense financially

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Old 21.10.2019, 20:29
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Hey all - have a few questions as usual, have searched around but not really seeing much online.

1. Anyone know if they have gas heating in Wurenlos? ie: city gas lines to have plumbed into the home for heating.
2. For replacing an old Oil heating system, whats the consensus these days on whats best? I have read multiple people stating the Warmepumpe system is just not worth it but not sure what else would be better for the environment, and make sense financially

Thanks in advance,

-J
Here https://www.viessmann.ca/en/resident...g-boilers.html
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Old 21.10.2019, 20:31
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Replaced our oil heating with gas. Checked with the provider where the next lines were and how expensive it would be to extend to our place. Luckily there already was a connection in the street.
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We replaced our electric boiler with a heat pump. Canton paid about 10%. Has cut our electric bill from 7k to 2.5k. About a 12 year payback, but it also increased the value of our house and made it much more salable.
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Old 21.10.2019, 20:48
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Pelletheater?
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I might be somewhat biased, but I think tile stoves are wonderful. They bring a very special kind of warmth to a house - especially an old wooden house. They're also very efficient.
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We replaced our electric boiler with a heat pump. Canton paid about 10%. Has cut our electric bill from 7k to 2.5k. About a 12 year payback, but it also increased the value of our house and made it much more salable.
Thanks, Heat pump same as warmepump or?
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I might be somewhat biased, but I think tile stoves are wonderful. They bring a very special kind of warmth to a house - especially an old wooden house. They're also very efficient.
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"Kachelofen" I love them
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Pompe à chaleur géothermique in this neck of the woods. aka PAC
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So do we. I think this year is the latest we've lit ours, though. We still haven't ordered any wood!
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switched to a heat pump about 2yrs ago, quite happy with it and much cheaper.
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switched to a heat pump about 2yrs ago, quite happy with it and much cheaper.
It's the repair bills as time goes on that worry me.
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Old 22.10.2019, 11:08
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This is interesting. When you say it was in the street, do you mean there was a pipe there but for you to access it you had to pay for a connection into your home?
We have an oil-run heating system that will need to be replaced within the next 5 years I think and we know there is a gas pipe in the street. The previous owner, back when the pipe was laid, did not opt to connect up the building.
I would be interested to know how much one has to pay for this connection. Presumably it depends on the distance from the road pipe to the boiler?
I would think carefully about installing a gas boiler. The regulations allow it at the moment but things may change in the next few years.
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Old 22.10.2019, 11:30
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Thank you. It is just one of a number of options that we are considering to eliminate the need for oil and deliveries thereof. As I understand, when new rules come into place they are normally not for systems already in place but more to prevent new builds or existing buildings installing systems that will quickly be considered antique or not environmentally friendly.
That's true, but having a system that is no longer fitted in new houses will possibly make your place less attractive to buyers if you come to sell.

Additionally, if your 'new' gas boiler died after five years, for example, would you be able to/allow to fit a replacement?

I don't know the answer but am merely throwing out some things to consider.
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Old 22.10.2019, 11:47
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7k over what period?
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Old 22.10.2019, 11:53
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Warm pump/heat pump work on a lowish temperature. Heating to about 30° water temp for heating. This is ideal for underfloor heating, but if your house is older with radiators (and possibly poorer insulation) this may not be enough.

We pay about CHF550 a year to heat and provide hot water for a 5½ room detached house...
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Warm pump/heat pump work on a lowish temperature. Heating to about 30° water temp for heating. This is ideal for underfloor heating, but if your house is older with radiators (and possibly poorer insulation) this may not be enough.

We pay about CHF550 a year to heat and provide hot water for a 5½ room detached house...
I would second this. You can only put in a heat pump if you have good insulation and underfloor. otherwise it just doesnt have the power.
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Old 22.10.2019, 12:05
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Replaced our oil heating with gas. Checked with the provider where the next lines were and how expensive it would be to extend to our place. Luckily there already was a connection in the street.
Was that in Switzerland or Germany?

We have gas heating here, for three houses of flats. And we have a great, big, ugly tank for it too. Which - now that I mention it one doesn't even notice anymore after a year or so. LOL.
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Old 22.10.2019, 12:36
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I don't think gas is going to be frowned upon that soon as the pipes in the road were apparently only laid about 4 or 5 years ago here, a couple of years before we moved, so its new in this street.
Meanwhile we are keeping our options open.

Why? Easily done, they will dig a hole in your garden next to where the connection needs to be, the gas provider has ways of putting in a connecting line to the main line and you are done. No need to upset anybody on that street.
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