Hello and Happy New Year to all BC peeps!
In late 2020 we got a quote under the Green Homes Grant to obtain solar thermal water heating for our property. However, the local company which would be installing have suggested that an air-source heat pump would be much more efficient.
My first reaction was to say that we thought solar thermal would be a safer option, as we’d heard air-source systems can be noisy. I also think this might just be the company attempting to get more profit. I’m sure it says that within the ‘eco resource’ on BC that noise might be a problem, but has anyone got experience to advise if this is a real issue?
Depending on Covid, our plan is to do major kitchen and spare room renovations finishing late-Autumn. If we have the funding for air-source heating and it will be more efficient and better all-round, we could try to fit it in within a 2-3 week slot.
Can anyone let me know their experience of work duration, intrusiveness and if it would matter that a couple of DIY fanatics are laying floors and units at a time when the thermal is being installed?