Rural Norfolk home stays warm with renewable heating
An 1800s cottage in rural Breckland, Norfolk, is benefitting from energy efficient heating and hot water, thanks to renewable heating experts, Finn Geotherm.
The five bedroom detached cottage has been renovated and extended by homeowner Clive Batchelor. An oil-fired boiler was previously used to heat the family home but after researching ground source, Clive chose to upgrade the system to ensure the new and existing parts of the property were always warm throughout.
With 3.5 acres of land, the cottage was ideal for ground source so Finn Geotherm specified and installed two Lämpöässä Vsi 12 heat pumps working in tandem with a 300 litre thermal store. The new system provides all the home’s heating and hot water, running off a 1000 metre ground loop laid in the garden.
Homeowner Clive Batchelor said:
“I am extremely pleased with my ground source heat pump. When I began thinking about heating my home, I realised I wanted to get away from relying on oil. Having researched ground source heating, I was impressed with how effectively the technology is being used in Scandinavian countries, which suffer from harsher winters than here. As sole UK distributor for Lämpöässä, Finland’s main heat pump manufacturer, Finn Geotherm were the ideal choice for my installation. In addition, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which is payable on my heat pump system, makes this project a fantastic return on investment that will pay back in just over five years.”