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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > March 2019 > Renewable heating & hot water solutions

Renewable heating & hot water solutions

Looking for a setup to deliver on all your space heating and hot water needs? Nigel Griffiths sums up the renewable options
The F1145 ground source heat pump from NIBE ( features an integrated immersion heater as a backup. It is available in 15kW and 17kW outputs.
The DuoWIN biomass boiler from Windhager ( can accept logs and pellets. The unit has two independent heat exchanger systems to increase reliability

If you’re building your own home, you have a great opportunity to create something that’s sustainable to construct and live in. One of the key considerations will be how to keep the house at a consistently comfortable temperature (as well as provide sufficient hot water). A variety of renewable options are available, but for many of us the goal will be to find a solution that’s as simple and cost-effective as possible.

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