Evaluation and comparison of two off gas grid communities – with air source heat pumps and gas main extension
August 2016 | NEA
Two communities were selected which contained a high proportion of people who are retired or on state benefits due to ill health, low income etc. so are at higher risk of fuel poverty: Dovecote Close, Yarwell, Peterborough; a rural area with no prospect of connection to mains gas, which had air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) installed, Oct 2014 to Jan 2015, and King George’s Court, Stainforth near Doncaster; a suburban community where gas mains were extended to provide homes with gas central heating, in March 2015. This report compares the costs – both for residents and installation – temperatures achieved, levels of resident control and satisfaction, and carbon savings by the two systems.