Bedfordshire Air Source Heat Pump Project - Case Study 2

Property type: 2 bedroom property in a Bedfordshire village location

Product installed: 8.5 kW Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump

Distribution system: Suitably sized radiator system

Installation date: March 2010

Funding secured: Funding of approximately £2,500 secured by Ice Energy

A housing association with over 16,000 properties in their housing stock approached Ice Energy with whom they had previously worked, to discuss the renewable heating options available for a range of properties in a Bedfordshire village.

This property was the first to receive an air source heat pump in a scheme which took place in March 2010. The scheme was designed to reduce carbon emissions across the housing stock and to provide controllable heating at an affordable cost for mainly low income residents, in order to combat fuel poverty.

An air source heat pump was installed with an integral hot water tank to provide all heating and hot water and was a replacement for the previous solid fuel heating system.

The air source heat pump was located outside above the rear entrance porch / store room of the property which is home to a family with young children.

Below are just some of the views of the residents:

"We would recommend this type of heating, especially if on a tight budget."

"This has been marvellous for me."

"We vary the temperature which is mainly set to around 21°C during the day and never drops below 15°C.”

Solutions Used

  • 8.5 kW Air Source Heat Pump with matched hot water tank using suitably sized radiators to distribute the heat