When this new home was built by Raymond Brown Building Ltd at Sixpenny Handley in Wiltshire, the client knew that heat pump technology would be ideal. With its modern construction and good thermal insulation, an air source heat pump heating and hot water system would pay dividends compared to the cost of oil or bottled gas systems. The small, clean and silent heat pump purr’s away effortlessly even down to sub zero temperatures. The owners took residence in December 2009 and spent the first few months in their new home during the coldest winter in the UK for over thirty years. “The modest little Heat Pump System from Daikin’s Altherma range coped admirably” says Mr. Rowse, the owner of Little Garston. “Altherma provides the energy for our underfloor heating and hot water. We even run our towel radiators in the bathrooms off of it”.
Raymond Brown Building Ltd of Fordingbridge, Hampshire selected IBD Distribution Ltd to install the Daikin Altherma System. “We selected IBD Distribution as they are based in the local area and have considerable experience in renewable energy systems and how to install them correctly” says George Oliver of Raymond Brown Ltd. “We are keen to do more with renewables and are pleased to have IBD Distribution to help us with this. “We were amazed that such a compact system could replace an oil or LPG boiler” The Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) outdoor unit fits neatly on the back of the garage and the Hydrobox indoor unit (instead of a boiler) fits neatly with the hot water cylinder in the utility room cupboard.