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First Air Source Heat Pumps installed in Baxterley

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2022

Properties at The Orchard, Baxterley in North Warwickshire are the first to have Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) installed as an alternative to LPG gas boilers and electrical storage heaters.

The project has been carried out with funding from the Government’s Green Homes Fund in partnership with Nottingham City Council. The installers are Dodds Group who used a Vaillant Group system. The Council is working with partners and tenants to make homes more energy efficient.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Wright said, “North Warwickshire Borough Council is committed to supporting energy efficient projects as part of our Climate Change Action Plan. These heat pumps are installed outside and designed to work in cold temperatures by extracting thermal energy from the outside air converting it into heating and hot water for the home. Only a small amount of electricity is required, majority of the energy used is from a renewable source. Around 75% of the energy required is generated from the outside air making it far more environmentally friendly than traditional heating systems resulting in lower overall running costs and energy bills.”

Mr & Mrs Smith’s home was the first to have air source heating installed last November.

Mrs Smith said, “Air source heating was installed in our home with no mess, no redecoration, and those carrying out the work were both considerate to our needs and exceptional in every way, I can’t praise them enough. We were happy throughout the whole process, everything was explained clearly to us prior to installation leaving us with no worries about the installation process or the workings of the new system.”

Mr Smith added, “We are very pleased with the result, it provides heating and hot water effectively and far more efficiently compared to our previous LPG boiler. There has been a noticeable difference, our home has been warmer, and our energy bills have reduced considerably.”