Eco-Wright Energy can design a heat pump system to cater for all.
by the sea
AN AIR SOURCE HEATING SYSTEM
A couple based near Snowdonia national park owne a bungalow that was built in the late 1970’s, they had no intention or need to renovate but the 30 year old storage heaters needed replacing. Through extensive discussions with the owners and a full heat loss calculation it was decided that a 16 KW Samsung air source heat pump, 170 Litre unvented hot water cylinder and 12 new radiators would be required. Through out the installation it was important that the owners were kept up to date every step of the way.
The water tank was installed in to the loft to save space and new pipes had to be installed to each room to accommodate the new radiator system. Great care was taken to minimise the mess and disruption to the home owners and their day to day life while making sure the work was completed in a timely and cost effective way. Once the installation was finished time was taken to explain the day to day operation of the system and we still maintain and service it almost seven years on.
“My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending James company for work in the area of Air Source and Ground Source heat pumps. At an early stage in the UKs adoption of Heat Pumps James made it his prime objective to be a leader in the technology and installation of such equipment. He continues to this day to demonstrate his success with that objective. James and his company are a credit the industry”
The grade two
A GROUND SOURCE HEATING SYSTEM
WITH HORIZONTAL GROUND LOOPS
A grade two listed building was having considerable renovations and an extension. The property was not on the gas mains and was heated by oil. The size of the property and its insulation values even with the renovation work meant that a 7 – 33 KW ground source heat pump was required. The property had a seizable field where we could install a horizontal ground loop, we used 2000 meters split into 10 x 200 meter loops.
The heat pump was installed into the cellar along side a 300 litre buffer tank and 500 litre unvented hot water cylinder. Once a full room by room heat loss was completed we were able to advise the home owner on what radiator size was required for each room and as the renovations took place each room had a correctly sized radiator installed to ensure the property was kept constantly warm.
The Old Farm House
in Mid wales
A GROUND SOURCE HEATING SYSTEM
WITH HORIZONTAL GROUND LOOPS
This was a retrofit, the property was heated by an oil tank and the oil fired boiler was in need of replacing. The house was no longer a farm but had a secure out building and a small field large enough to accommodate horizontal ground loops. After a full heat loss was completed a system was designed using a 5 – 12 KW ground source heat pump and a 250 litre unvented hot water cylinder. The heat collector used was 40mm geothermal pipe running in 4 x 200 meter loops laid horizontally. The field will be reseeded and will either have wild flowers planted or cattle grazing it next year. The house itself was having no renovation works and all that was needed was to replace the radiators for larger ones in each room.
A LARGE AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP
The cottage dates back originally to the 1650s it has been extended over the years and now has a foot print of 235m/sq. It is situated in a village that is off the mains gas. The owners were interested in a heat pump system for a number a reasons, the cost of oil, the smell and residual dirt of an oil fired boiler, they were keen to reduce their carbon footprint and wanting the cottage to be warmer liking the idea of constant ambient heat. We had an initial meeting to discuss the installation of either a ground source or air source heat pump. The property has a well established garden and it was decided that the drilling bore hole was too disruptive.
Due to the size and age of the property a 7 -22 KW Air Source heat pump and 300 litre unvented hot water cylinder were to be installed. The property is grade two listed so planning permission had to be approved prior to the installation. Due to a tight time scale we worked along side a very knowledgeable plumber who helped with the installation and changing the radiators. Eco – Wright Energy was responsible for the supply, design and for all connections including the final commissioning of the heat pump. There was open communication between ourselves, the owner and the plumber resulting in the system being installed successfully bringing modern technology to a wonderfully dated cottage that is now constantly warm and cosy.
“I spent two years researching a new heating system for my grade 2 listed thatch. Although we love our house, being stone, thatch and listed it is very cold in winter. We only have oil in our village and hence both ground and air source options were preferable to any other. James and Anna came highly recommended by two other families in the village, both of whom had successfully installed ground source heat pumps. We had three quotes in total and went for Eco-Wight Energy for an air source heat pump because they were the most impressive and knowledgeable. We have not been disappointed. The pump works extremely effectively. Initial teething problems were in fact user error but impressively James was available at all hours to assist. My plumber who installed the radiators and pipe work was impressed by James technical knowledge. The quality of the installation and equipment is excellent.I would highly recommend this company.”
A Modern large family
home from scratch
A LARGE GROUND SOURCE HEATING SYSTEM WITH BORE HOLES
This is a 441 sq/m new build that was designed and created to be a large, modern and stylish family home that incorporates renewable technology and has minimum impact on the environment for years to come. Using the architects drawing and listening to the owners requests and how they planned to build the property incorporating how the family would use it day to day we set about designing a system for such a large scale property.
The building was constructed using high quality insulation resulting in the best U values, combining all these factors and the mount of people that would be living there after completion it was decided that a 7 – 22 KW ground source heat pump would be installed along side two 300 litres unvented hot water cylinders and a 200 litre buffer tank. The ground collector was to be be boreholes as there was insufficient land for horizontal ground loops so geothermal pipe was inserted into 3 x 125 metre deep vertical bore holes. We worked along side the site manager and owner every step of the way, ensuring that the drillers for the boreholes were sourced and drilling completed before any other ground works began. Every floor in the house was to have underfloor heating laid to maximise space in the house and keep running costs to a minimum.
This was supplied and installed by us and when ready each room thermostat was connected to the internet for remote access. The heat pump is equipped with passive cooling, this means that during the summer months heat is taken from the floor via the underfloor heating and put back into the ground loops, this then is absorbed back into the ground effectively recharging it ready for winter and helping to lower the ambient temperature within the home. As with all our ground source heat pumps the heat pump also is connected to the internet, this means it can be monitored by the owner, the installer, the supplier and the manufacturer. The means that the pump can be remotely accessed to help keep it running to the best of its ability and any problems can be diagnosed early to prevent inefficiency.