Heating a small villa

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Heating a small villa

Post by Empire01 » September 11th, 2015, 6:57 am

We own a small 1970s villa, which we've used in the spring summer and autumn. But this year would like to visit in the winter months (we'll check no storms on its way beforehand).
Could anyone suggest a suitable form of heating. Could we get by with a fan heater or do we really need to think about a wood burner?
Any advice appreciated.
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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by Shuggie » September 11th, 2015, 7:56 am

You could go and buy a couple of gas fires, about €110 for the fire and then you'll need the gas bottle obviously. If you are going to spent more than a few weeks here I would recommend a wood burner. I'm off to buy one this morning, cost about €1400 for a 11kw one.
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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by ladyrose » September 11th, 2015, 8:18 am

I think that unless you are staying for a long time it will not be cost worthy to buy a wood burner.
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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by Globetrotter » September 11th, 2015, 10:48 am

Your biggest enemy is more likely to be the damp during the winter. I'd suggest if you chill easily having an electric blanket on the bed too, and maybe a couple of electric radiators/heaters.


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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by Empire01 » September 11th, 2015, 11:13 am

Thanks for the help. Shuggie, does the €1400 include installation?

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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by dream.island » September 11th, 2015, 5:10 pm

Damp is definitely big issue ... Electric blankets wonderful ... Calor gas heaters are good ... Only issue is how to get a spare gas bottle ... I don't think you can just go to the gas bottle place in mahon and ask to buy one ... Anyone managed to get spare gas bottles?

The small electric heaters are ideal to put on low in bathrooms to keep chill off as they go on and off.

Rain is biggest problem ... Wet, slippery tiles outside and inside....

Spring and autumn are the best months we think.

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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by Mirador » September 14th, 2015, 11:10 pm

Probably worth getting a dehumidifier also. Made a huge difference to
my parents villa over winter when unoccupied.
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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by Shuggie » September 15th, 2015, 7:35 am

Empire01 wrote:Thanks for the help. Shuggie, does the €1400 include installation?
No, I'm going to install it myself. Not a complicated job if you know what you are doing. The burner itself was just over €1000 and then all the chimney bits where another €400.
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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by ladyrose » September 15th, 2015, 8:35 am

spare bottles are easy enough to buy in the second hand shop in Mahon Poligano :grin:

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Re: Heating a small villa

Post by clubjoker » September 15th, 2015, 11:14 am

Shuggie wrote:
Empire01 wrote:Thanks for the help. Shuggie, does the €1400 include installation?
No, I'm going to install it myself. Not a complicated job if you know what you are doing. The burner itself was just over €1000 and then all the chimney bits where another €400.
Shuggie, do you have a chimney already in your place that you're fitting a flue through? Or are you making a hole in the roof for it?

My house has no chimney built in, and a flat roof. I'd like to fit a wood burning stove, with the flue going straight up through the roof. The roof is concrete supported by concrete beams at regular intervals, with tiles on top. I'm thinking that it would be possible to make a hole between the concrete beams (would need to work out where they are, as they're within the concrete ceiling) for the flue, and put flashing around the flue to seal it. Any ideas on this or how to do it would be much appreciated. :)

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