West Drayton, air source heat pump

Previous System: None

New System: Dimplex A16M Air Source Heat Pump

Dimplex A16M Air Source Heat Pump

We were approached by a local business man who was undertaking the conversion of of a number of barns, in order to convert them in to a new home for himself and his family.

He decided to proceed with an air source heat pump instead of the cheaper to buy, but more expensive to run, oil boiler and approached several installers to provide him with quotes. After consulting with us and comparing quotes, he awarded B.A.R & Sons the contract to supply and install the air source heat pump as well as the underfloor heating for the ground floor and the radiators for the first floor.

Once we had the plans for the project, we were able to begin work on the MCS approved system design. We are required to produce a design for both the heat pump and the space heating and domestic hot water, to ensure that the entire system produces sufficient heat and hot water on even the coldest days.

As the project progressed we installed various sections of our contracted work in stages; first the underfloor heating, then the first floor heating and finally the heat pump and associated cylinders. We set the system to work, to dry the newly installed screed, slowly increasing temperature to achieve the desired results.

One of the deciding factors for the client were the reduced running costs of the air source heat pump, compared to a fossil fuel heating system and the payback from Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. The RHI still provides a healthy return for those wishing to go down the heat pump route, usually paying the the system within the 7 year payback period. The government has confirmed it’s commitment to the Domestic RHI for both ground source and air source heat pumps.