Daikin Our World Issue 23 page 9

When connecting a heat pump to the

electricity grid, the MCS installer needs to

ensure that the householder has informed the

District Network Operator (DNO) before the

installation commences. For this purpose, the

installer has to complete a Notifi cation Form.

For further details click here

Heat pump noti� cations to DNOs

Two Daikin UK projects are included in a series of

renewable heating case studies published recently

by DECC to help increase awareness among

householders and housing providers.

Read Coastline Housing's case study here

Read Simon Malik's case study here

Daikin also has a full suite of printedand video

case studies designed to help your business. If you

have an interesting installation which might be suitable

for a case study, please speak to your sales engineer or

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Heating

Scenario

Coastline Housing Ltd owns and manages

close to 4,000 properties, which are a mix of

general needs, sheltered and affordable rent,

with the majority located in West Cornwall,

extending to the Lizard peninsula. A significant

number of the homes are in rural locations and

approximately one third are off the gas grid.

Coastline understands that heating can be a

major strain on its tenants' budgets, particularly

during the winter months, and pro-actively

carries out fuel poverty surveys. Together with its

partners, it keeps detailed records of the age

and condition of each property's heating system.

For a number of years Coastline has embraced

renewable heating technology and installed air

source heat pump (ASHP) systems as budgets

have allowed. In 2013, it decided to replace the

heating systems in 30 individual three-bedroom

properties with ASHPs. Using technology similar

to that found in a fridge, ASHPs take heat

from the air and then bring it up to a higher

temperature. The heat is then distributed

through radiators or under-floor heating, and

can also be used to provide hot water. Each

of the properties targeted was off the gas grid

and their tenants struggling with fuel poverty.

"We need to make the best use of the resources

we have and aim to help the largest number of

people possible," said Ralph Retallack, Energy

Efficiency Projects Manager at Coastline

Housing. "The majority of these properties used

oil-fired boilers, with the remainder on solid fuel

systems or electric storage heaters. A number

of these tenants could not afford the cost of

an oil delivery and had asked Coastline to cap

their supply. Instead they used portable electric

heaters to warm their property, often heating

only one room. This meant that they were not

as comfortable as they should be, which we

know affects well-being and health. As well

as worrying about our tenants, we also had a

strong business case for updating the heating

system, to avoid problems with damp and

other issues that insufficient heating can

cause to the fabric of the property."

Domestic RHI

Case study - Fast facts

Technology type: Air source heat pump

Equipment manufacturer: Daikin

Equipment model: Altherma ERLQ006CAV3

Capacity:

5kW

Installer:

Blue Flame (Cornwall) Ltd.

New heating system

keeps rural West

Cornwall homes warm

Air source heat pumps revolutionise liveability

of housing association properties

We have found that the new ASHPs

have dramatically improved our

tenants' living conditions.

Ralph Retallack, Energy Efficiency Projects Manager, Coastline Housing

"

"

Scenario

Coastline Housing Ltd owns and manages

close to 4,000 properties, which are a mix of

general needs, sheltered and affordable rent,

with the majority located in West Cornwall,

extending to the Lizard peninsula. A significant

number of the homes are in rural locations and

approximately one third are off the gas grid.

Coastline understands that heating can be a

major strain on its tenants' budgets, particularly

during the winter months, and pro-actively

carries out fuel poverty surveys. Together with its

partners, it keeps detailed records of the age

and condition of each property's heating system.

For a number of years Coastline has embraced

renewable heating technology and installed air

source heat pump (ASHP) systems as budgets

have allowed. In 2013, it decided to replace the

heating systems in 30 individual three-bedroom

properties with ASHPs. Using technology similar

to that found in a fridge, ASHPs take heat

from the air and then bring it up to a higher

temperature. The heat is then distributed

through radiators or under-floor heating, and

can also be used to provide hot water. Each

of the properties targeted was off the gas grid

and their tenants struggling with fuel poverty.

we have and aim to help the largest number of

people possible," said Ralph Retallack, Energy

Efficiency Projects Manager at Coastline

Housing. "The majority of these properties used

oil-fired boilers, with the remainder on solid fuel

systems or electric storage heaters. A number

of these tenants could not afford the cost of

an oil delivery and had asked Coastline to cap

their supply. Instead they used portable electric

heaters to warm their property, often heating

only one room. This meant that they were not

as comfortable as they should be, which we

know affects well-being and health. As well

as worrying about our tenants, we also had a

strong business case for updating the heating

system, to avoid problems with damp and

other issues that insufficient heating can

cause to the fabric of the property."

We have found that the new ASHPs

have dramatically improved our

tenants' living conditions.

Ralph Retallack, Energy Efficiency Projects Manager, Coastline Housing

"

"

Scenario

As a management consultant, Simon Malik

helps to make companies more profitable. A

key way to do this is by reducing the business's

running costs. When a steep rise in the price

of oil increased the running costs in his home

from £1700 to £2000 per year, he took the

same type of action that he would recommend

to his clients - he sought out more economical

alternatives to heat his home.

Simon and his wife Penny live at Dean House

Farm, a five bedroom detached property built

in the 1850s. Located in the West Sussex

countryside, the house is off the gas network

and was heated by an oil boiler in the cellar. It

was noisy and there was a smell of oil in the

lounge above the cellar. The 2000 litre fuel tank

was unsightly and took up space in the garden.

What's more, the Maliks had to keep an eye on

the level of oil in the tank and make sure that

more was ordered and delivered before it ran

dry. Deliveries could be a problem, especially in

extreme winter weather conditions.

"The old oil burner that came with the house

sounded like a rocket launcher and gave off

an unpleasant smell," says Simon. "But the

final straw was when heating oil prices went

up from 50 pence to 87 pence per litre over

a three month period in 2011. When I make

decisions, I take a long term view. The idea

of getting to retirement age and having to

worry about finding £2500 a year to pay for

heating and electricity was quite worrying. We

wanted to reduce our running costs overall

and had already fitted 7.5kW solar PV panels

to generate electricity for our own use and

to feed into the national grid. So, determined

not to pay a fortune to keep running the old

oil burner, I began to research renewable heat

technologies."

Domestic RHI

Case study - Fast facts

Technology type: Air source heat pump

Equipment manufacturer: Daikin

Equipment model: Altherma HT

Capacity:

16 kW

Installer:

Sun and Air

Renewable heat

solution proves

effective and

economical

Air source heat pump replaces

oil boiler to heat farm house at a

fraction of the cost

We're really happy with our new

heating system and don't even

notice it's there. The heat pump is

half the size of the oil burner we had

before and the large storage tank in

the garden is gone. There's hardly

any noise and no smell of oil.

Simon Malik

"

"

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Social housing provider

Coastline Housing found

that installing Daikin air

source heat pumps in 30

properties in Cornwall

"dramatically improved

tenants' living conditions".

Management consultant

Simon Malik expects to

save £800 a year in

heating costs at his Sussex

home after switching

from an oil burner to a

Daikin heat pump.

Case studies raise awareness

and boost business

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