Air Source Heat Pump for Homeowner in Hallow, Worcestershire
Recently purchased by a newly retired couple a four bedroom, two bathroom bungalow in a village on the outskirts of Worcester required a modern and economic heating system.
When they moved into the property at the end of 2009 it was heated by a collection of electric storage and convection heaters. It proved to be uneconomic to pipe mains gas into the property and the weather in January 2010 convinced the owners that something had to be done, so they called on Ecoliving's help.
Several options were discussed and a decision was quickly reached to install an 11kWatt NIBE air source heat pump together with Solar Thermal panels mounted on a South West facing roof. The heating system was completed with a new radiator system with all pipes installed below the floorboards all heavily insulated. Installation was carried out in September of 2010 before the weather became too wintery.
The NIBE solar tank just fitted into the occupants rear hallway to allow the freezer to remain in position close to the kitchen. This solar system not only boosts domestic hot water but provides energy to the central heating system as well, when conditions are right.
The delighted couple sent our local Director, Steve Knowles, a text message after final commissioning saying "Warm house and hot radiators, many thanks!"
Despite the ravages of the freezing weather we experienced in December of 2010 the bungalow remained warm and comfortable with plenty of hot water for the occupants and their Christmas guests!