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18 May 2024

Air source heat pump Durham

This recent project involved the installation of two Mitsubishi Ecodan heat pumps in a detached house in Durham, alongside a new underfloor heating (UFH) system and domestic hot water (DHW) provision. The homeowner was keen to upgrade their existing heating system to a more energy-efficient and sustainable solution.

The existing heating system was a traditional gas boiler, which was becoming increasingly inefficient and costly to operate. The homeowner was also concerned about the environmental impact of their heating system and was eager to reduce their carbon footprint.

Two Mitsubishi Ecodan heat pumps were chosen for this project due to their exceptional efficiency and environmental credentials. These heat pumps extract heat from the outside air, even in mild temperatures, and use this heat to warm the home. This process is highly efficient, with the system producing up to 4 times more heat than the energy it consumes.

The heat pumps were installed alongside a new UFH system, which provides a comfortable and efficient way to heat the home. The UFH system consists of a network of pipes embedded in the floor, which are heated by the heat pumps. This system provides a more even distribution of heat than traditional radiators, and it is also quieter and more efficient.

To provide domestic hot water, a DHW cylinder was installed alongside the heat pumps. This cylinder stores hot water for use throughout the home, and it is heated by the heat pumps.

The homeowner was able to take advantage of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to partially fund the installation of the new heating system. This scheme offers a grant of £7,500 towards the cost of installing a new, energy-efficient boiler.

Benefits of the New Heating System

The new heating system has provided the homeowner with a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved comfort – The UFH system provides a more even distribution of heat, so the home is now more comfortable to live in.
  • Reduced carbon footprint – The heat pumps are a more environmentally friendly way to heat a home, so the homeowner has been able to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Peace of mind – The homeowner is now confident that their heating system is efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly.

This project is a great example of how homeowners can upgrade their heating systems to more efficient and sustainable solutions. The Mitsubishi Ecodan heat pumps, alongside the UFH system and DHW cylinder, have provided the homeowner with a range of benefits, including significant energy savings, improved comfort, reduced carbon footprint, and peace of mind. If you are interested in upgrading your heating system, please get in touch with us today. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you find the best solution for your home.