Bonar Bridge air source heat pump
Energy efficient, low carbon heating is now taken for granted by the owners of a new build property in Scotland, as it's one of the first projects to secure funding from the Scottish Community and Householders Renewables Initiative [SCHRI] for the installation of a Dimplex air source heat pump.
First-time self builders Joan Currie and Jerry Bishop worked with Dimplex installer partner Earthwise Scotland, who installed a Dimplex LA11MS outdoor air source heat pump to heat the water in the 300 litre tank and the underfloor heating system. The
SCHRI grant provided 30% of the total cost of the heat pump – a real bonus for the homeowners.
Joan explains: "Our objective with this property was to have an energy efficient house and heat pumps are one of the most advanced and effective methods of heating. We had looked at ground source heat pumps but due to the rocky nature of the site, decided that an air source heat pump would be better. We chose Dimplex because it has such a wide range of models and there’s the back-up of a well known company. When the heat pump was installed, it worked instantly, raising the water
tank temperature from seven degrees Celsius up to 50 degrees in less than an hour."
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