Costs for water heating on a dairy farm can easily exceed £5000 a year. The standard approach of using a large immersion heater when compared to a heat pump is highly inefficient. An air source heat pump can generate 3-4 times the heat energy for every unit of electricity used offering significant savings.
For hot washes, where water temperatures of 90C are needed, the heat pump is used as a pre-heater before being boosted to 90C for use by either an existing system such as a Cotswold dairy heater or Springfield dairy heater, or in new build the Eco Air Boilers’s built in booster.
Where the farm house is close to the dairy there is the possibility to use Global energy systems’ unique ability to produce hot water simultaneously with heating at no additional cost. In this case the hot water for the house would be boosted when ever the heat pump was warming water for the dairy, offering further savings for the farmer.
Global Energy Systems now work with key building and heating suppliers for agriculture to provide sustainable, affordable heat. Large scale installations with multiple heat pumps offer a simple to install, electrical based system that can be combined with solar PV installations for further savings across many heat needs.
Global Energy Systems is a leading supplier in the field of sustainable heating for agriculture, for more information and other case studies please contact us through the link above or call 033 33 44 44 14.