Can anyone find the scouting report John Gregory posted on twitter from when he went to watch JPA for River Plate? I know he had 5 stars for Aimar and Mario Yepes, but there were a couple of other guys he highlighted too...
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. (Edit: we have electric heating and decent insulation rather than a heat pump, but Christmas and cold snap meant we were using around 4 times the kWh per day than we would on a typical summer's day)
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.