Ground Source Heat Pump installation near Boston in Lincolnshire
The new owners of a 4 bedroom detached property were looking for advice on energy and running cost savings and contacted Ecoliving's Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire office. Their isolated Lincolnshire house located just across the fields from the sea wall of The Wash was in need of a major renovation. The 180m² area property required a new heating system to replace an oil-fired boiler that was to be scrapped.
Following the initial survey and energy performance calculations, we advised the customer to install internal wall insulation against the solid brick walls, and suggested a Ground Source Heat Pump as a reliable and convenient renewable energy heating solution. A NIBE F1145 12kW solution was specified and calculations showed an anticipated halving of the heating bill.
The customers moved in early December, having to use electric heaters to keep warm. Ecoliving was able to get onsite early January, setting the system to work after only 4 days, just in time for the 3 months of zero degree temperatures to follow! The customers carried out their own trenching for the ground collector as they were let down by the contracted ground works company at the last minute. Due to space constraints the first ground loop was laid, the pipe work tested and the trench filled before the digging of the second loop was carried out. Each trench took the customer 2-3 days to dig with a mini-digger but with the help of a pipe de-coiler, the 600 metres of pipe took just a couple of hours to position! The saturated sandy soil conditions and absence of stones meant there was no additional sand required to protect the pipe in the trench.
A local plumber installed new radiators based on Ecoliving's detailed room-by-room analysis.
- NIBE F1145 Single phase 12 kW ground source heat pump
- NIBE VPB 300 litre hot water cylinder
- UKV 200 litre buffer tank
- 2 x 300 metre lengths of ground collector pipe work CO² saving 3,920kg
- Total anticipated running cost savings of £1,060 per year