Harry the plumber is just finishing off the pretty complicated plumbing in of the heat pump – hopefully in time for the commissioning (yes, that’s what they call it) of the whole system tomorrow.
Because these are quite rare systems, both Harry and Peter the electrician have to do the work by reference to a thick book of instructions. And all the instructions for the pump itself have arrived in Swedish. The electrical work was done in a day, but the plumbing has taken four and a half days. Now we wait for the man from Ice Energy to arrive tomorrow, when we will find out whether all our contractors have done everything right – and, even more interestingly, whether this strange idea of heating a whole house from the faint warmth of the earth will actually work.