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Bennett Homes, East Anglia

Homebuilder sees bright – warm – future with Daikin Altherma systems

Award-winning East Anglian housebuilder Bennett Homes has a clear specification for comfort and efficiency in future newbuild properties – Daikin Altherma heat pumps for heating and hot water, wherever possible.

With customers’ widespread acceptance of heat pumps and the looming ban on new gas boilers, Bennett Homes managing director Edward Parker says the heat pump option is now being offered across the company’s entire annual build of about 100 homes in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

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Homebuilder sees bright – warm – future with Daikin Altherma systems

“Over the past three years we have installed Daikin Altherma heat pumps in about 33% of our houses,” says Edward Parker. “We’re expecting to get this up to 100% in the not-too-distant future.

“At first there were concerns that heat pumps might not provide the solution, but these fears have proved to be unfounded. Today’s newbuild houses have to meet strict thermal insulation standards, and within this specification, Daikin Altherma heat pumps are competently providing the required levels of indoor warmth – and hot water – for our customers.”

Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes

Bennett Homes entrusts all installation work to Daikin specialists across East Anglia. One of these is Downham Market-based Daikin D1+ Premium Partner EOC Services, whose sister company partners Daikin in the region’s first Sustainable Homes Centre.

EOC director Robert Hill says: “By promoting renewable energy for heating and hot water in its developments, Bennett Homes is helping homebuyers to make a strong commitment to environmental protection – which can have massive positive benefits for all.”

Bennett Homes specifies various models from the Daikin Altherma range, depending on the size of property. It uses the compact Monobloc systems for smaller homes, and spilt systems for larger applications.

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