This 180 sq m new build does not have mains gas available and thus would have had to install an oil or LPG system. In choosing a heat pump they have removed their exposure to the rising price of oil and made their planning permission easier.
With a full under floor heating system both up and down stairs the property can run on low flow temperatures offering excellent savings. The heat pump is controlled by the UFH system and the Global Energy Systems software ensures the most efficient running. Even with temperatures as low at -13deg C the property was warm. In these extreme conditions the heat pump used its built in booster heater when needed, these costs are included in the £824.
The heat pump has been stood away from the house wall to allow access and low loss underground pipes were used to transfer the heat efficiently into the building.
Having moved from a house with oil as the main fuel the owners have been amazed at the running costs.