Underfloor heating for a barn conversion in Hertfordshire
This large extensive barn conversion took place in Hertfordshire. This major renovation project saw the owner’s completely transform the building from a cold barn to a modern energy efficient home. Mr Tansley contacted Better Planet for a free site visit where we explained the importance of sizing a heat pump correctly and analysing the heat losses to ensure the ground source heat pump would work correctly and efficiently. This analysis was carried out and gave Better Planet the correct information to advise him on the correct system and layout required.
The new system is made up of a Kensa Twin Compressor Compact 12kW ground source heat pump, 300ltr Advance Appliances hot water cylinder and four 50m slinky ground loop collectors. Better Planet designed and installed an underfloor heating system that would work to maximise the efficiency of the heat pump and allow for lower running costs than a conventional heating system.
The system is now fully up and running. As well as providing a consistent supply of hot water and comfortable heating. Mr Tansley is now registering his interest in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) where is it is estimated he will earn approximately £17,000 over 7 years.