Mr M & Miss P were renovating their 5 bedroom detached house in Ampleforth, York. The property was built around 100 years ago, had no central heating, with no mains gas in the area and was heated by open solid fuel fires. As part of a whole house renovation they contacted Green Building Renewables to discuss their options for a sustainable, energy efficient home.
Green Building Renewables carried out a full detailed survey of the property and calculated the property’s heat loss requirement, took measurements of the surrounding garden and made our recommendations.
With a sufficient amount of land, a Ground Source Heat Pump was the obvious solution, using underfloor heating downstairs and radiators to heat the upstairs area would give them a hugely efficient heating system. Underfloor heating works extremely well with a Heat Pump offering an even distribution of heat throughout the property but at a lower temperature, allowing for even lower running costs.
It was also decided that to compliment this they would add a Solar PV System to generate free electricity, which would not only run the heat pump but other appliances within the home, reducing their energy bills further.
The system was commissioned in May 2018, costing around £20,000 for the Heat Pump and Solar PV. Mr M & Miss P now receive around £3700 per year from the Renewable Heating Incentive and around £300 per year from their electricity provider for the ‘Feed-in Tariff’. On top of this they are also saving around £1150 per year on their energy bills. So, in short, they are now about £5k per year better off. As you can imagine they are very happy customers.