Stiebel Eltron has installed its latest WPL-25 heat pump system at a five-bedroom property in Boston, Lincolnshire, to provide a new renewable heating system, helping to bring the home up to modern sustainability standards.
Installers, UK Eco Energy, retrofitted the renewable system at the home, replacing the existing legacy heating system that was powered by oil. It’s estimated that the heat pump will save the homeowners £400 a year by removing the need for oil while also helping them earn around £10,700 from the Renewable Heat Incentive.
The WPL-25 is compact and has low noise levels. It’s tailored for quick installation and high output temperatures, which means it’s capable of flow temperatures of up to +65°C. It also offers owners the ability to use Stiebel Eltron’s internet service gateway, allowing residents and engineers to monitor the operation to identify any performance issues so the system can be serviced before impacting the comfort of those in the property.
The homeowners commented: “It was important to us that we bring the heating system in our home up to modern energy standards, which is why we turned to heat pumps as an option. Initially, we had concerns over potential noise issues; however, after seeing Stiebel Eltron’s products in use, we were reassured by their low sound levels.
“We are extremely impressed by the quality of the equipment and the service that UK Eco Energy offered during the installation process. The quality of the heat pump has exceeded our expectations – we’re pleased that we now have a totally renewable heating system throughout the home.”
Mark McManus, managing director of Stiebel Eltron UK, said: “Heat pumps offer an outstanding renewable heating option for those looking to upgrade the environmental credentials and heating performance of their home. This project is a brilliant example of their application in a retrofit scenario, a key market to futureproof our existing built environment effectively.
“We see an increase in their popularity, particularly as action against climate change becomes more urgent. This is an encouraging development as they form a vital part of creating sustainable homes in the future. Their use of electricity as a power source means it’s possible to leverage energy that is generated from renewable sources, a vast improvement on gas and oil heating systems.”