Heat pumps in older buildings – Does it make sense?

Heat pumps in older buildings

Heat pumps in older buildings

Does it make sense? Will a Heat Pump work in an older Property?

If you are the owner of a property, you cannot avoid the topic of energy. Energy-efficient renovation of old buildings with appropriate insulation measures are just as important as heating your own four walls. In our experience, many property owners find it very difficult to find the right heating technology and to keep track of the financial hurdles.  In our 42nd Berlin Real Estate Talk, we want to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of installing a heat pump and will be happy to answer your questions about it live.

Heat Pumps in old Buildings – How does it work and for whom is it interesting?

42nd Berlin Real Estate Talk
on 14th March 2023, 7:30 p.m. CET, via Zoom

42nd Berlin Real Estate Talk on YouTube

Heat pumps in old buildings: when is it worth changing the heating system?

Heat pumps are experiencing a boom. They are advertised as an environmentally friendly alternative to oil and gas heating and are promoted with state subsidies. Many homeowners therefore want to switch to this technology as quickly as possible.

However, blind activism can be costly if a heat pump is not correctly dimensioned or the basic conditions in the building are not right.

Heat pumps draw their energy from the environment – from the air, the ground and the groundwater. Therefore, a distinction is also made between air-to-water, water-to-water and brine-to-water heat pumps.

However, when modernizing the heating system, some requirements must be met.

  • Why can the installation of a heat pump in an old building be important for you?
  • Which kind of heat pump is suitable for an older building?
  • When is a heat pump worthwhile in an old building? What does a heat pump for the old building cost?
  • Can heat pump heating systems be combined with other heating systems?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a heat pump. What are the alternatives?
  • Are heat pumps cheaper than oil and gas heating systems in the long term?
  • What do I have to pay attention to? What are the possible pitfalls?
  • EU requirements for my property – Fit vor 55
  • Where do builders get good energy planning to reduce construction costs?
  • What is a thermal protection concept?
  • How and which subsidies can I get to renovate my property?

If you would like to know whether a heat pump is advantageous in your case, what subsidies are available and how we can possibly support you in this, then take part in our 42nd Berlin Real Estate Talk and ask your questions directly to the energy consultant Mr. Daniel Burgis.


Experts in the 42nd Berlin Real Estate Talk:

Daniel G. Burgis

Daniel G. Burgis

Daniel G. Burgis is Managing Director of Black Label Development GmbH. He is an engineer and has profound technical and economic knowledge. He worked several years for the market modeling department of an energy company, developing market models for risk quantification of exchange traded products. In parallel, he began to develop and redevelop real estate. Working with numerous tradesmen, he was able to develop a deep understanding of the specifics of real estate.

Achim Amann

Achim Amann is co-founder and managing director of Black Label Immobilien. He has been involved in real estate in Europe since 2004. He started on the Gulf of St. Tropez (2004-2007), followed by his MBA in England (2008). Since 2008, he has been advising and supporting international key accounts as well as Berlin property developers and is responsible for the marketing of the Black Label Immobilien and Black Label Properties brands as well as the areas of acquisition and product strategy.

Frequently asked questions

What are the “Live Events: Meet the Expert”?

The “Live Events | Meet the Expert” are free video chats with experts from the real estate industry. Here tenants, landlords, owners, buyers and everyone who is interested in the topic of “living in Berlin” can participate. Since it is sponsored by Black Label Properties, the experts are available to answer your questions free of charge.

You do not have to be a Black Label Properties customer; you can register via email by filling out our form and asking your questions. You will then receive the access link for the video conference. To participate, you need a computer or smartphone and internet access. The camera and sound remain switched off during the video chat. That means you cannot be seen or heard. However, you can see and hear the experts and can also ask questions live in chat.

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How does a video chat work and what do I need to know?

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What questions can I ask?

Every month there is a separate theme. The experts come from the real estate industry and each expert stands for his area. Example: Specialist lawyer for tenancy law for questions from tenants and landlords, specialist lawyer for building law for building owners, specialist lawyer for administrative law for building applications, financing broker for building finance, etc. Please inform yourself in advance about the experts and their skills.

Why does Black Label Properties offer this?

In addition to our brokerage activities, we manage and rent out apartments and apartment buildings. Clients often ask the same questions. We are also often confronted with things that cannot be properly answered by an estate agent or property manager. These questions concern, among other things, legal or tax aspects. But also financial issues related to housing and real estate are asked.

Some of our customers shy away from costs and the effort to contact the experts. But that is a mistake. Especially when it comes to your apartment, your home or your retirement, you should collect as much information as you can. In times of “social distancing” appointments with such experts are not easy to get. We want to lower the hurdles for everyone here so that more people can get professional information and get specific questions answered.

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