I am going to preempt this post by saying that we have never built anything from scratch, so when the air source heat pump was installed, it was an outlandish thought that we should build a log store around it.
With the solar panel array fully up and running, we have installed Global Energy Systems’ Caernarfon 18kW Eco Air Source Heat Pump making the move from oil to air source central heating.
The reason we opted for the Caernarfon CAER410AMOD1 (that’s the model number) was because unlike Mitsubishi, Hitachi and other makers of heat pumps, Global Energy design and manufacture a pump for the UK climate, and we required a pump powerful enough to heat our entire house.
We selected E-ON as our JA solar photovoltaic panels installer and they obtained all the necessary approvals for our project.
We opted for a large array consisting of 22 panels delivering 6.16kW (with an annual estimated output of 5,506kWh) in order to power the air source heat pump during the day.
We have a garden store in our back garden that measures approximately 1.5 x 4 metres, which is a great space. When we moved into the property it was completely under-utilised and only had one shelf. This was a quick and easy DIY project that we undertook, and put in a lot of shelving to store our tools and gardening equipment making it a highly useful room.
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That’s it. We’ve moved into our new house, which has been a momentous (and exhausting) occasion. But this is just the start of our journey and there’s a lot that we need to do to get sustainable.