I was thinking it was ridiculously high, but it's actually not totally crazy. £700 quid, assuming 40p/kWh is 1750 kWh for one of the coldest months of the year (with appliances etc it's more like 1500 kWh for heat and hot water). Let's assume Jan, Feb and Nov are similar in terms of heat demand, and March and October are around half that, so 5 months of 1500 kWh for hwat and hot water.
Assuming the heat pump has a COP of 2.6 (I.e. one kWh of electricity generates 2.6 of heat), then total heat demand for the home is 19,500 ish for the winter and then probably an extra 2000 kWh for hot water the rest of the year, so let's call it 21,500 kWh. Assuming 100m2 floor area, that's 200 kWh/m2/or heat demand, probably more like 180 space heating alone which is fairly high.
Suggests one of or a combination of factors:
- House is bigger than 100m2, but insulation is OK and heat pump is working OK
- Insulation is poor, so heat loss is very high (but heat pump is working OK)
- heat pump is working at a much lower COP than it should be due to poor system design/installation/unsuitable control settings), so consumption is maybe twice as high as it should be
Well, either those things or my assumptions are total shite.
But for comparison, around 1/6 of my total energy consumption last year was in December.
Definitely. Can’t see him playing much this season. A good 8 months training with the team though and maybe a few minutes off the bench will hopefully mean he’s ready to play more of a part next season.
I still think we’ll go big on a striker in the Summer.
Feel glad that Douglas Luiz didn’t try any of this sort of stuff when we rejected the deadline day move for him. I’m sure he would have liked that move but he just got one with things with a smile on his face. Still seems happy. He probably will make an upwards move one day but hopefully with a lot more class than Caicedo.
I’d be so happy with this signing. Not because he looks good in his videos, or even because of his age (which is a bonus), but because it shows we’re actually doing some serious scouting and we’re being well run behind the scenes. I’ve long criticised our transfer policy and the way we seem to randomly adjust it dependent on the manager. This, along with the Duran signing, shows we’re looking more to the future and trying to put together a more balanced squad. Expansive, quality additions like Guendouzi, mixed in with some prodigious young talent for a more reasonable transfer fee. The upside long term could be huge.
This just feels like the type of signing Man City or Brighton would make. Of course, it could all be guff and made up nonsense but I really hope it’s true.