Hock Ridge Farm

Hock Ridge Farm, Devon

No gas, so retired heating engineer picks Daikin air-to-water solution

An 18th century Devon farmhouse and its more recent extensions have switched to 21st century heating technology to ensure that its network of radiators maintain indoor comfort levels through the coldest of winters.

Owner Roger Browning opted for a renewable solution, and selected the innovative Daikin Altherma 3 H HT high temperature air-to-water heat pumps to provide the necessary energy.

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No gas, so retired heating engineer picks Daikin air-to-water solution

With a sleek design and advanced engineering,the new Daikin Altherma 3 H HT systems operate efficiently in outdoor temperatures as low as -28oC. The new systems incorporate Daikin’s R-32 Bluevolution technology and have a new fan design and compressor insulation, both engineered for low-noise, high-effi ciency operation. Needing just water and electrical connections, the Daikin Altherma 3 H HT is easy for installers, too.

“It’s working very well. The house is warm inside, the system is quiet and there’s no smell.”

- Owner Roger Browning

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Chris Rollins of RES Devon says: “We calculated the house’s heat loss as 14kW. The client chose to have two 14 Class systems to deliver the required capacity at sub-zero temperatures. “The twin installation means the units can meet the heating demand by operating at just 55oC which is more cost-efficient and ensures eligibility for domestic Renewable Heat Incentive payments.

“When heating demand is low, one or other unit will suffice, but when demand is high, both units can be used without the need to push either to the limit. This degree of redundancy should be an additional long-term benefi t in terms of operating and maintenance costs.”

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