Heat Pump Case Studies: Jayne Torvill

Jayne Torvill

Product installed: 2 x 17kW Ground Source Heat Pumps

Previous heating system: Gas central heating

Distribution system: Radiators

Installation date: 2011

Like many other homeowners across the UK, Dancing on Ice star and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill was concerned over uncontrollable rising fuel costs so she contacted Ice Energy to see how renewable energy could help. "We previously ran a gas central heating system which was costing a significant amount each year so decided to investigate the available options. After conducting some initial research on the internet, we contacted Ice Energy who advised us that ground source heat pumps could be a far more cost-effective alternative which would also be better for the environment and provide peace of mind over future fuel costs."

After conducting a survey at Jayne's home, Ice Energy recommended the installation of two ground source heat pumps to provide all the heating and domestic hot water requirements for the property. The heat pumps use a system of pipe work known as a Ground Loop buried in Jayne's garden to collect stored solar energy from beneath the earth. The collected heat is then compressed by the heat pump and distributed via the existing radiator system to heat the property.

"The installation went amazingly well and we have been extremely pleased with the performance of the heat pumps" says Jayne. "They provide all of our heating and hot water needs, keeping the house warm and comfortable whatever the weather so I would wholeheartedly recommend this technology to others."

Solutions Used

  • 2 x 17kW Ground Source Heat Pumps using a slinky ground loop system and with heat distribution via radiators

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