Dear Permies, people, fellow human beings, creatures of the day who need shelters during cold seasons.
We moved to a new old house built in the sixties (not isolated, old windows), where we will live for 2-4 years.
To reduce heating costs, for general cosiness and to start gathering experience, I am considering to build a secret RMH. Secret because we are currently living in a most expensive area of Switzerland where everything is complicate and.... of course expensive.
So I would find somebody who would secretly drill a hole into our house wall for the exhaust and do the rest on my own.(houses will be demolished in 4 years anyway)
I have to add that I am extremely busy with work, kids, household etc. and that I have got to use my energies, resources wisely in order to keep our family shipping going into the desired direction.
So before I buy any manual, I would like to ask you RMH experienced people for recommendations (please).
Our House: two stories basement. old oil heating system built in the sixties, bad windows.
For our winters I won't expect more then minus 10 degrees celsius (14F)
I am wondering if I can camouflage the RMS as a piece of innocent furniture and the outside part of the exhaust as a bird house ( vaping birds, you know?).
The removing of the RMS should not be too complicate as even getting rid of stuff is very costly here.
And The RMS should of course work well, be save and reduce our heating costs.
On the photo you can see our main living room where I would like to build the RMH.
I was considering as well to just exchange one of the small upper windows (left or right of the terrace door) with a board or metal peace (with a hole) for the exhaust. (so no secret core drilling).
I Prefer to recycle and buy used things to build my RMS, if it doesn't complicate the constructing too much.
I For the mass something that is easy to remove and dumb once we move would be great. (was also thinking of deep soil with I could dump back into the garden I took it from).
Easy to move pebbles would be great too.
What do you think?
Wat type of RMH (from which manual) would you recommend?
Thakyou very much in advance for any advice.
Greetings from Switzerland