Ground source heat pump transforms property

An Ashington property in Northumberland has benefited from the installation of a state of the art heat pump, reducing the running costs of fuel.

The terraced house, now owned by Arch Homes, Northumberland’s largest Landlord, had been empty for three months.

Jörd Energy, previously known as Saving Energy Geothermal, worked with Arch to install the heat pump into the property.

Jörd Energy co-director Ian Goodwin said: “Ground source heat pumps provide the lowest running cost of any heating system, and we estimate the annual heating bill will be less than £300.

“Additionally, under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the government will pay the owners of domestic properties who invest in a geothermal scheme a financial incentive for the next seven years.

“Prior to the work, the property had been empty for many months. Once completed, ten people applied to live in it without it being advertised.”

One of the major aspects of the scheme was to drill two 70m bore holes in the back garden. A manifold was fitted and a NEBE system installed in the bathroom.

On the ground floor, Jörd fitted a Myson under-floor heating system, whist upstairs rooms now benefit from energy efficient Myson NuLow radiators.

Additionally, six solar panels generating 2kw of power have been fitted to the roof tiles.

Peter McIntyre, Chief Executive of Arch, said: “At Arch Homes we are passionate about finding new ways to fight fuel poverty for our tenants and provide more affordable and sustainable rental properties, this innovative ground source heat pump system is a an exciting and energy efficient way to do just that.”

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