Electric Heating

podgerodge

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Hi
A family member is purchasing a second hand house - a small (65 sqm) 2 bed mid terrace house.

No gas supply to the estate, it's all electric heating.

The sellers have removed all old electric radiators so it's bare walls.

From what I gather, getting electric radiators for 2 beds, kitchen, small dining, bathroom might be somewhere about €3-4k. Not sure about installation costs but it seems straightforward enough. Appreciate any advice from people who have done this, a lot of different radatiors out there, currently looking at Rointe.ie


Thanks!
 

lonelyplanet

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Hi Podgerodge.
For a house of that size it should not cost 3K for electric heating but if you want to part with it I'll do the job for ya :)
I am guessing 2 bed, living, kitchen and bathroom.
Storage heaters were the traditional method of electric heating apartments and some houses in the past but now the electric heaters are very good...I have installed many of them and all they require is socket in the room that you can plug the heater in.

I have used a product called ATC Sunray and they have new models coming out every year. Some of the models can be managed remotely via an app that you can switch on/off when required.

Anyway suggest you google ATC Sunray and visit a good electrical wholesaler or speak to your electrician.

Best of luck
 

podgerodge

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Thanks very much lonelyplanet. You are not far wrong with your guess!

A supplier I rang today told me (based on measurements for individual rooms) said I would need:

kitchen 770w, dining 990w, bed1 - 770w, bed2 - 990w, bath 500w rail.

It looked like very roughly about €3k for the rads and I don't know about installation but doesn't look too difficult.

Here is the radiators I was looking at:


Will have a look at ATC too. Where would an electrician come in - there isn't a need for one to install is there?

Edit: Had a look at ATC, very interesting, especially given Irish website and prices include VAT and Installation. I didn't see a towel rail for the bath, but there is a 500w rad. Looks like total cost of all the rads given info about might be about €2.5k incl install. Thoughts? Thanks again.
 
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lonelyplanet

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Am I missing something?
Where is the guesswork that he could be far wrong with? :D:D

Could be a night club on Leeson st :)

Podgerodge the heaters are easy to install ...All you need is to be near a wall socket...Screw brackets to wall and then hang your rad on the brackets. Check out the different manufacturers...I dont have experience of other electric rad manufacturers except ATC Sunray...

Best of luck..
 

Buddyboy

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And if the sellers have removed all old electric heaters, then I assume the (correctly specced) wiring is in place. So it's just a matter of wiring up the new radiators.
 

lonelyplanet

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podrerodge there is another brand I came across at the time called Fahro but seemingly the ATC customer service is better...As one of the previous posters mentioned you can get freestanding heaters but personally I dont like them !! All you need to be able to do is wire a 3 pin plug for these heaters... Best of luck
 
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