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    how to use more electric in house

    We have just put a 10kw solar pv on a farm shed and are in the process of powering the farm house from it. any tips on how to get the best use of free electric during the day? For starters we have an electric aga and think we need one of the fancy timer things to switch it on and off? any other ideas around the house appreciated.

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Use timers on the washer, dryer, dishwasher and immersion heater.

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    you can get boxes that will operate circuits , water heaters, storage heaters only when the solar is making enough electric

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Heat up a big tank of water during the day and draw on it for your central heating at night.

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Any way you can charge up a large bank of batteries to then run the house lighting through the night? Sorry might be completely impracticle but hey what do i know!

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Quote Originally Posted by Courier View Post
    Use timers on the washer, dryer, dishwasher and immersion heater.
    +1
    you need to rethink your life now and use as much as posible in daylight

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy_bull View Post
    Any way you can charge up a large bank of batteries to then run the house lighting through the night? Sorry might be completely impracticle but hey what do i know!
    You are looking into the future

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Quote Originally Posted by davidroberts30 View Post
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    you need to rethink your life now and use as much as posible in daylight
    Completely the opposite of what most people have been used to with economy 7 cheap night time electric!!

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Just get some kids...
    Teenagers are best!
    gee

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post
    Just get some kids...
    Teenagers are best!
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    Agree, and get electric showers, and storage heaters.

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    We've just fitted electric central heating in a property we rent out. It's a 12kw boiler when on full chat!!! Takes an hour to heat 3 bed stone built farmhouse from cold. Next step for us will be panels. Seems just what you may need. All it is is a boiler (similar to power shower) and an accumulator tank. You can bypass the tank to get heat into the house quicker if needs be or just heat tank during cheap off peak rate as we currently do!
    Ond lle bu'r arad' ar y ffridd Yn rhywgo'r gwanwyn pr o'r pridd

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    Re: how to use more electric in house

    Keep your Aga at the black line 24/7 and leave the lids up during the day. That'll use up a bit. Even leave the doors open if you have to!!
    You could also keep imersion heater going constant.

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