Heat Pump Case Studies: Barn Conversion in Wales

Property type: Barn conversion near Llandudno, North Wales

Product installed: CP IVT Ground Source Heat Pump with "slinky" ground loop in 3 x 42 metre trenches

Installation date: April 2007

Distribution system: Radiators

The Rev Peter Marshall installed an Ice Energy ground source heat pump in his barn conversion in Wales almost a decade ago. Read on to find out more about his experiences.

What prompted you to investigate heat pumps?
"Rising oil prices and our desire as Christians to harness God's creation!"

How did you find the installation process?
"The installation was good fun - in fact we videoed the whole process which can be viewed on YouTube."

What has it been like living with your heat pump?
"It simply runs itself!"

What are the benefits of ground source heat pumps in your opinion?
"We subsequently had 22 solar PV panels installed four years ago. With solar PV our heating, hot water costs are almost nil giving us a warm large bungalow and as much hot water as we need. There's been a huge saving of money."

Why did you choose Ice Energy as your heat pump provider?
"We chose Ice Energy on the recommendation of a family member and they have provided us with a good service. I would therefore recommend them to others."

Solutions Used
9kW IVT C9 Ground Source Heat Pump