Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan QUHZ air source heat pumps have been installed at the Bowling Court apartment building in Chesham, Buckinghamshire and residents have been reaping the rewards since instillation was completed earlier this year.
Bowling Court, which is managed by the charity Hightown Housing Association, had previously relied on electric heating, and was looking for a new, low cost system. By selecting the 4kW monobloc Ecodan QUHZ heat pump system and thermal store, the buildings’ tenants are benefitting from low cost heating, efficient hot water production and reliable, renewable heat provision all year round.
Mark Salmon, Procurement Manager at Hightown Housing Association, believes the installation will prove to be a great investment, saying, “The benefits of the Ecodan system, both short and long term, played a big part in our decision to upgrade the heating system at Bowling Court. Its flexibility, easy operation, low noise levels and, perhaps most importantly, low running costs will prove popular with our tenants at Bowling Court”.
This popularity is already evident, with one tenant saying that the Ecodan system has reduced her heating bill from £35 a week to £15.
As well as helping to reduce fuel costs, the Ecodan QUHZ also operates with a very low noise output. This was a key factor in Hightown selecting the QUHZ as it enabled the units to be fitted on the balcony of all properties.