The Springs is a 200 years old Listed Building, with all the staples of a traditional Cotswold property – solid stone walls, single glazing, solid floors. The homeowners had undertaken as many practical insulation measures as possible prior to installing the ASHP to reduce heat consumption, such as draught measures on the doors and windows and loft insulation, but ultimately a heat pump was the most cost-effective measure to reduce their carbon footprint.
(Example): A large country farmhouse in the heart of Wiltshire. With no access to mains gas, the default option for this customer was oil. With space to exploit and 40% savings to be made on their energy bill by switching to a renewable fuel option, this customer saw a ground source heat pump as the perfect investment to heat their home.
We replaced a failing 25 year old gas boiler with two 11.2kW Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps and a 300L hot water cylinder. The property’s large heat demand was established at the heat load assessment stage and the design was tailored accordingly, to ensure the Air Source Heat Pumps had sufficient capacity to cover this load and most importantly, that the radiators for each room were sized correctly to output this heat at an efficient flow temperature.