Blossom Hill, Lake District
An energy efficient solution
Our Blossom Hill development situated on the edge of the lake district national park encompasses all the ingredients of todays modern homes. We decided Joule’s intergration of Smartplumb cylinder, Samsung heatpump and UFH complimented the develpoment perfectly, providing each property with an efficent, renewable heating and hot water system.
Smart Plumb System
Willan choose to install a smart plumb system. The smartplumb buffer system comes complete with an integral. This ensures you have superior flow rates, better performance in defrost and an all round more efficient system. The buffer volume allows the heatpump to carry out its defrost cycle, “when the heatpump outside gets near freezing temperatures it takes some of the heat from the pipework inside and uses it to heat up the outside unit”. With the buffer built into the footprint of the cylinder less space is needed. No other system on the market today offers this flexibility.
According to Energy Saving Trust figures for the year to April 2020, heating oil averaged 4.8p per kWh. While gas cost 4.2p and LPG cost 7.2p. By contrast, standard-rate electricity cost 16.4p per kWh, while off-peak electricity averaged 9.8p. Heating oil prices are a little higher than mains gas – but it’s important to consider the environmental impact, too. Oil is a fossil fuel and one of the worst polluting energy sources. The Energy Saving Trust calculates that one kilowatt-hour of energy from gas results in 208g of carbon dioxide (CO2) being released. For LPG this is 241g, and for heating oil it rises to 298g – that’s 43% more than gas! For a heat pump system like the one installed at Blossom Hill every 1 kWh of energy input = 4 kWh in energy output. This is an energy efficiency ratio of more than 400%, which is far superior to high energy efficiency boiler systems. Think about it like this: For every one pound of electricity you put in to a heat pump you get four pound worth of heat back.
Working with Joule
Joule offers heating & plumbing design services through our dedicated in-house design team. Providing design packages to the new-build domestic market and all types of properties; from the self-build up to large sites for the major house builders throughout the UK and Ireland, involving all types of heating systems including solar and heat pumps. We are able to work closely with installers to provide the perfect solution for any project. DJ Taylor Plumbing and Heating explains: We have now installed Joule heatpump and UFH packages on numerious Willan Living developments around Cumbria. The product quality, ease of installation and support to back it up is a package that is hard be beat. We would highly recommend the systems to other plumbing and heating comapanies looking for the complete heating and DHW pakage.
Service & Maintenance
Joule’s heat pump maintenance package entitles you to an annual maintenance visit, during which our engineer will ensure that your Samsung heat pump supplied by Joule is operating within the optimum conditions to maximise energy efficiency. Any potential issue can be dealt with by a Joule engineer. You will also be entitled to a discount on the cost of spare parts and labour.
From as little as £360 Inc VAT per year. All Samsung Air Source Heat Pumps supplied by Joule must be serviced annually to validate the product warranty under the terms of the EUW1 agreement.
Training & Support
Joule’s commitment to support is demonstrated with the level of training provided. Joule run regular training courses for installers to attend. This allows the installer a chance to talk directly with Joule’s experienced technical team and answer any questions that they may have. With a nationwide network of service engineers to further enhance our support offering, help is always on hand.