Renewable Ecodan heating system meets both budget and timeframe targets

When Andrew Fish was looking to build a new house in an off-gas area in rural Wiltshire he needed a heating system that would fit with a strict overall budget and protect the home against rising fuel bills into the future.

Mr Fish also needed a system that could be installed in a flexible way that could work around the build programme and called in Tetbury-based, JMR Services which specialises in all aspects of plumbing, heating and renewable energies, throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and North Somerset.

The original brief at the design stage for the 5-bedroomed home in Purton, near Swindon, was to include a heating system that minimised the material impact on the property as much as possible.

In addition to low running costs, Andrew Fish was looking for a renewable heating system that was simple to operate, offered full functionality and flexibility of control and lessened the environmental footprint of the property.

“As this was a complete new build, Mr Fish could have gone for almost any form of heating, but was eager to look at a sustainable solution to provide a whole house heating system,” explained Jason Rogan, Director of JMR Services who installed the heating.

“We advised our client to go with an Ecodan system because of its efficient running costs, ease of installation and user-friendly controls,” added Jason.

Manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, Ecodan is the market-leader in air source heat pump systems and is also endorsed with the Noise Abatement Society’s prestigious ‘Quiet Mark’.

Both oil and LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) heating options were considered but discounted because, even at today’s prices, the overall running costs would have been significantly higher than an air source heat pump.

Natural gas was also looked at but installation costs to join the network were simply too high and running costs were also slightly more expensive than an Ecodan.

JMR Services initially conducted extensive calculations on the property and its energy requirements and recommended a 14kW Ecodan heat pump linked to a Giacomini underfloor heating system and a Kingspan 300 litre indirect Aerocyl cylinder.

The Ecodan unit heats the home through underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators in all first floor rooms and provides all the hot water the house needs.

The home also needed a system that had the flexibility to cope with the on-going build process and an installer that was able to work around the other building professionals on site and meet the strict timescales involved.

“I couldn’t really ask any more of the installation or from the person who installed it,” explained homeowner, Andrew Fish. “Jason is still monitoring progress and is in touch ensuring the system is running as best it can.”

Ecodan is recognised as renewable technology by both the EU and UK Governments because it harvests free energy from the outdoor air to maximise the heat it provides for every kW of electricity consumed – even in the depths of winter.

The choice of Ecodan offers Andrew Fish a comfortable, sustainable heating system at low running costs for both now and the future.

“We are installing more and more Ecodans as customers like Andrew Fish hear how reliable and cost-effective they can be,” ended Jason Rogan.

For more details on the full range of services operated by Jason Rogan and his team, visit the company’s website www.jmrservicesph.co.uk.

Further details on the comprehensive range of Ecodan heat pumps are available at the company’s website: www.heating.mitsubishielectric.co.uk.