In 2020, having replaced the gas cooker with an electric cooker, the couple decided to replace their condensing gas boiler with an air source heat pump. Chris and Sarah turned to Norfolk based installer Alastair MacEwan at Ecoplumb to design a system for their home. The aroTHERM plus uses a natural refrigerant, R290 which is not only HFC-free but also has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of just 3. Ecoplumb worked with Vaillant to design a simple system using a 5kW aroTHERM plus to provide heat to the radiators and the uniSTOR 150litre hot water cylinder for the family home.
As the aroTHERM plus is MCS approved, the Rose/Wise family will be eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) where they will receive repayments over the next seven years. Additionally with a high SCOP of 5.03, the family now has one of the most efficient heat pumps on the market.