Hybrid Daikin Altherma heat pumps (North East and North West England) (CP747)

LEAD AGENCY: Home Group
OTHER PARTNERS: CES
PROJECT SUMMARY: Project to install 24 Daikin-hybrid heat pumps into houses that are being connected to the mains gas network across the NE and NW of England.

The Technical Innovation Fund provides the additional funding required to upgrade from a standard condensing gas combi boiler to a Daikin hybrid heat pump. The properties to be assisted are all social housing. CES will provide project management on behalf of the lead partner.

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: Interviews with a sample of households will be conducted to capture behaviours and previous energy expenditure. The monitoring will be supplemented by household interviews, and have thermal data logging conducted with recognised calibrated standalone devices on radiators, heat pump and hot water systems. Event loggers will be installed on energy meters, electricity supply to heat pumps will be monitored, plus manual energy meter readings from householders (electricity and new gas meter). Enhanced heat metering will be carried out in one sample from each district. Monitoring will be for 12 months, and will include a full winter heating period.
PROJECT OUTCOMES:
  • This is the first time Daikin-Hybrid’ heat pumps have been applied in fuel poor households.
  • The project will generate valuable data as to the technical performance of the heat pumps and their role in reducing fuel costs for fuel poor households
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  North East, North West
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED: South Tyneside, Copeland
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED:
  • Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pumps: UK.HYBRID.05B33 (5 kW model)
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
24 24
Project report can be downloaded here
Published on 13-10-2016
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