So in my ongoing quest to do up a rural cottage, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on this one:
The cottage only has two places where we need hot water: The Kitchen Sink (ground floor) and the Bath/shower (1st Floor). Heating is via electric wall heaters and electricty is the only practical fuel source.
It previously had a 22.5 Gallon (yes it was that old!) vented cylinder - so about 100L, and a water header tank on the 1st floor. The water pressure was poor throughout the house.
So if we get another tank, the chances are we will have to install it on the ground floor and then use a pump to get decent water pressure to the bath/shower. This is OK, but I feel there must be a better way of doing this now - I have looked at inline water heaters, but from what I can see getting one big enough to fill a bath will not make a lot of sesne.
The cottage is going to have approx 2.5kW of Solar PV on it, is if I did use a tank, I could at least use an Eddi to heat the water in the tank when it’s sunny.
Any suggestions welcome - I’ve added some pics of the old setup (that my parents had installed in the 60s) to give you an idea of what I am up against!