A retired couple in Portsmouth are set to reduce their heating bills and save money after installing heat pump technology to make their home more energy efficient.
Malvin and Isabel Voller moved from a large Victorian-style property and built a smaller, modern three bedroom home on land they owned nearby. Wanting a home that would be more affordable to run, they decided to invest in an energy efficient heating system.
After carrying out extensive research into heat pump technology – both on the Internet and by visiting shows such as Homebuilding & Renovating, the national home improvement show – the couple opted for a Danfoss air source heat pump, which was installed by Source Heat Pumps, an approved Danfoss heat pump installer.
“We had looked at other heat pump companies, but the Danfoss unit suited our needs perfectly and Source Heat Pumps were very knowledgeable and helpful,” said Mr Voller.
An assessment carried out at the property found that ground source heat pumps would not be suitable, on account of the limited amount of land available. Air source heat pumps were deemed to be the best option and an 8kw unit was installed at the property.
“Mr and Mrs Voller have taken the very sensible decision to address their future energy needs now and invest in a more sustainable and affordable system,” said Mark Freeman from Source Heat Pumps.
“Our heat pumps offer high system efficiency and strong seasonal performance, which means that running costs should be less than with other more traditional forms of heating and hot water,” added Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss Heat Pumps UK.
The heat pump has been estimated to equate to a cost saving of at least £1,200 per year for the newly retired couple.