Heat pump trials in a range of Bedfordshire off-gas properties

Authors: Michael Hamer (NEA), Paul Cartwright (NEA) for Aragon Housing Association
Published: March 2014

With increasing volatility in energy process for off gas communities, and increasing concern for rural [off gas] tenants, Aragon decided to trial the deployment of air source heat pumps in a range of properties as an alternative to the traditional approaches of electric storage, oil and solid fuel heating systems.

Eight households with air source heat pumps and two households without have been monitored. Telephone and face-to-face questionnaires, logging of electrical consumption, and temperature and humidity together with energy consumption and bill analysis both before and after installation of ASHPs have all been used to draw conclusions.

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