Case Study 1 Air to Air Heatpump Installation
Air to Air Heatpump System = Buckfastleigh, Devon
The requirement was to provide an efficient form of heating to a two bedroom semi detached property currently heated by electric storage heaters with immersion fed hot water.
We opted for a Daikin Multisplit air to air heatpump consisting of a single external unit supplying four indoor wall mounted cassettes. Being whisper quiet in operation, it made them suitable for sighting in bedrooms as well as in the lounge and diner areas.
The client was pleased about the low anticipated running cost and the fact that the system could be reversed to offer cooling, particularly during the summer months. With each remote controller allowing timed operation, the heatpump can be controlled just like any traditional heating system.
It also meant that it was not necessary to lift floor boards upstairs to run a heating pipework circuit or to drop pipework down the walls to the ground floor radiators due to a solid floor construction.
Instead refrigeration pipework was run from the outdoor unit along the side wall of the conservatory, up the outside of the back wall and into the roof space before dropping to the two bedroom units. On the ground floor, pipework was run in trunking at ceiling level before dropping to each individual unit.
Because the heatpump system can be reversed to offer cooling, a condensate pump was fitted within the trunking elbow next to each unit.
A security cage was fitted around the outdoor unit at the clients request to prevent their young child from accessing the pipework and components.
As the air to air heatpump does not provide hot water, the client left their existing hot water cylinder in situ.
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