Hello. I'm after some advice. We have a large old house that was recently converted to oil central heating - 14 radiators. We then got a large wind turbine, so have plenty of electricity to hand. Is there a way to supplement the existing radiator heating circuit with an electric heating source without further huge investment? (air source pump could be pretty pricey)
I'm thinking of T-ing a large hot cylinder and pump into the rad circuit with 2 x 3kw immersions. (Electricians have confirmed the fuse boards should be ok)
From a control point of view, I have a home automation system that can switch either the boiler or immersion elements on and knows room temperatures and set points.
So if the tank temperature is hot and there is demand from a radiator, then turn the water tank pump on. If the tank temperature is dropping/low, then fire the oil boiler to provide additional heat.
Is this possible, complaint and as simple as an immersion tank and pump? Thank you.
OK it did work I see, you can see the idea of multi-hot-coils, you can buy cisterns with them built in, but many years ago I remember fitting a hot coil into an existing cistern it came as a kit, not sure if still made?
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