In the picturesque North Yorkshire village of Aldwark one of our customers is increasing his green credentials. So pleased with the performance of the electricity generating Solar Panels installed in December 2015 Mr G felt that his heating system should also make use of the renewable technology available so he contacted us again to provide a solution.
We carried out a full detailed survey or the property and calculated the property’s heat loss requirement, took measurements of the surrounding garden and made our recommendations. While the property is enormously well insulated and has top of the range A rated windows, the house is large enough that the 19.8kW heating demand was too much for a single Ground Source Heat Pump.
We have dealt with a situation like this many times in the past and were able to design a highly efficient solution using 2 Heat Pumps in a buddy system. This means that one of the Heat Pumps is programmed to be the primary source of heating for the property. If and when the outside temperature becomes too low for that Heat Pump to cope by itself the other unit fires up to give the heating system the boost it needs to reach the desired internal temperature.
This is a highly efficient way of running a heat pump system for a high heating demand property as it means that the system is always only using as much energy as it really needs.