The MCS-approved Aerona³ is Grant UK’s third generation inverter driven air to water heat pump, with an ErP rating of A++.
The Aerona³ offers three outputs, 6kW, 10kW and 16kW, and combines design features such as weather compensation controls and a base tray heating element to prevent ice formation in cold weather conditions.
It is aimed at incorporating renewable technologies into properties when space is at a premium. Grant promises easy installation and maintenance for both installers and end users and the Aerona³ comes with a 5-year guarantee (subject to T&C’s) when fitted by an approved installer.
The company says the units boast an impressive Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP) even when external temperatures drop as low as -20°C. The HPID6 model produces 6kW at a SCOP of over 4 when tested at low temperature and average climate conditions. This means, for every kilowatt (kW) of energy used to run the heat pump over 4kW of energy is being given to the heating system in return.
The output from the Aerona³ will modulate down or up depending on the climate conditions and the demand on the heating system.
Originally built in 1794, Henlle Hall, in Gobowen near Oswestry is the home of Cosmo Lloyd and his family who have developed the grounds of the estate into a unique, award-winning, and relaxing country retreat with a combination of courtyard cottages and woodland lodges.
A new-build home in Leicestershire is demonstrating how anyone can achieve a highly efficient property that provides a warm, comfortable environment, using existing technologies and readily available building techniques.
The spacious 3-bedroom, detached home has been built by Keyplan Developments Ltd to exceed current UK building standards, paying particular attention to high levels of insulation and air tightness.
With the space heating energy requirement being lower than the hot water energy requirement, any heating system installed has to be able to cope with hot water production as the dominant load.
A Dimplex air source heat pump forms part of the award-winning energy credentials at a ‘Superhome’ designed to showcase the energy savings that can be made using grants and relatively low-cost improvements.
Nigel and Christine Humphrey, from Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, wanted to cut the cost of running their detached 1940s home without spending the sums required to reach Passive House standard.
Instead Nigel, who runs his own architecture firm MAS Architecture, focused on heat loss, infiltration and controls, using all the grants available to install an efficient – and cost-effective - heating and distribution system in the home.
The National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, on the famous white cliffs between Dover and Folkestone in Kent has been redesigned and updated with a stunning new building, shaped like an iconic Spitfire aircraft with its sweeping wings.
The site is appropriately based in the area nicknamed ‘Hell-fire Corner’ due to the intensity of the dog-fights that took place during World War 2, in this part of Kent.
Large heat pumps are expected to play a key role in meeting government heating decarbonisation targets according to partners involved in the development of the UK’s largest air source heatpump for residential use.
An industrial size air source heatpump capable of delivering affordable, low carbon heating and hot water for vulnerable households across Scotland’s existing housing estates, was said to be a completely new concept of district heating at the UK’s largest renewable energy conference and exhibition, All-Energy, yesterday.
We’re looking to gain fuel poverty alleviation for Hillpark Drive, a 350 home social housing estate built in the 1970’s currently fitted with electric storage heating, to build a more sustainable community...
So what’s going on in these wonderful new homes?
There’s an exciting new Road in Lighthorne with nine exclusive 3, 4 and 5 bedroom properties.
Each property incorporates some of the latest renewable technologies that will quietly and efficiently either heat or cool each home.
By using a combination of sustainable technologies the houses have been designed to save you significant amounts on your energy bills as well as dramatically reducing your carbon footprint.
By incorporating a new generation of renewable technologies into this development and in conjunction with Housestyle Countrywide, Be Green have been able create homes that are not only good for the environment and good to your pocket, but can also be good for the health and wellbeing of you and your family.
A brand new luxury apartment complex in West London has been fitted with a range of air source and exhaust air heat pump systems from NIBE – providing residents with a cost-effective, sustainable and dependable supply of heating, hot water and ventilation.
Located directly opposite Ravenscourt Park on Goldhawk Road, in the desirable Hammersmith area of London, Parkside Place comprises 40 high-spec, one-, two- and three-bed homes.
Heat Pumps installed at Inglewood Retirement Village, which nestles gently into 39 acres of superb grounds, close to the Berkshire border.
Offering stunning surroundings and awarded gold in the What House? Awards Best Retirement Village Awards 2014, it’s one of ten luxury retirement villages provided across the country by Audley Retirement Villages – one of the UK’s leading retirement living providers.
One of the most iconic courses on the horse racing calendar and the home of jump racing, Cheltenham Racecourse has recently undergone a £45m transformation.
The new state-of-the-art 6,500 capacity grandstand, which is now heated and cooled using Viessmann heat pumps, replaces a 1920’s building that was no longer fit for purpose. The new five-storey stand comprises of restaurants, bars, public viewing areas and a new Royal box.
The Jockey Club, which runs Cheltenham Racecourse, wanted the new stand to be less reliant on fossil fuels than its predecessor. It sought a highly efficient, low carbon heating source to provide the base load heating and cooling for the building, which could be easily regulated. The new system also had to be ready within three months, in time for the grand opening ahead of a new season.
Glasgow-based firm Star Renewable Energy threw open its doors to unveil its revolutionary air source heat pump (ASHP) – the Neatpump – to the world, as part of the International 2016 Low Carbon Heat & Water Conference and Showcase.
Guests attending the event had a rare opportunity to see the revolutionary air source “Neatpump” in action under test conditions, at a facility where, coincidentally, the new series of Robot Wars is currently being filmed.
While Star Renewable Energy’s innovation doesn’t involve flamethrowers or pneumatically powered axes, the system certainly proved to be of great interest to customers and suppliers within the low carbon heating sector, with a reverse cycle hot gas defrost and active control system designed to maximise uptime and efficiency.
The need for the UK to build 250,000 homes a year to house the increasing population is a well-known issue for house builders and developers across the country. Due to a lack of available land to grow outwards, many developments are now high-density, providing more, smaller homes and apartments.
Here, Richard Paine, Product Manager, Domestic Heating and Renewables at Daikin UK discusses how renewable heating product innovation is enabling installers to work with energy saving equipment in even smaller spaces.
The UK’s population is expected to grow by 4.6 million during the 2010s - the largest population increase the country has seen in the last 50 years. This sharp increase has put pressure on the housing sector, with house builders struggling to supply the increasingly demanding market.
How Heat Pumps Can Help Commercial Buildings to Meet Building Regs and Planning Requirements.
Commercial buildings must take an increasingly energy efficient approach if they are to meet the standards required by ever more stringent Building Regulations and planning requirements. Chris Stammers from Dimplex looks at how heat pumps can help a project to tick all the right boxes – and cut costs too.
It has been over two years since the 2013 revision to Part L of the Building Regulations came into force, a key milestone towards the government’s target for all new non-domestic buildings to be zero-carbon by 2019, and it has come as no surprise that the energy efficiency requirements of new buildings continue to rise.
Heat Pump Features
Read the latest features from leading experts in the heat pump industry.