Lymbridge Green Farm is a stunning 400 year old farm house located in a quaint Kent village. The house comprises of 4 big bedrooms and 5 reception rooms downstairs all with the original features; low ceilings, beams and an impressive open inglenook fireplace in the lounge.
A log burner in the kitchen was the main source of heat along with an Arga which heated the kitchen, leaving the other reception and bedrooms chilly during the winter months. The homeowner was consistently having to feed the burner with wood which consisted of several trips to the log store a day and a consistent supply of logs, just to keep the house heated. The owner said “so much time evolved around the logs and keeping the house warm”!
The homeowners when looking at a new heating system did not consider renewable heat pumps as a solution as they did not believe such an old property would fit into the criteria. Knowing of the Reina Group they enquired about different economic heating systems for homes that were off gas. They were surprised when an Air Source heat pump was recommended as the most economic heating solution and with the money back RHI scheme, their decision was made for them.
The new heating system was carefully designed and installed to ensure that the character of the cottage was not affected. It was agreed to install a couple of new radiators into the bedrooms to increase maximum efficiency. We chose a Nibe F0240 ASHP which was perfect for this type of house. The pump was located under the study window at the rear of the property, being the most inconspicuous place, with the control panel hidden in a small cupboard in the dining room with easy access. Installation was quick and seamless with little disruption during the time our engineers were on site.
The client has now had the heat pump for 4 months and is amazed with the results. Since the heat pump was installed the whole house is kept to a nice comfortable temperature of 21° throughout the day. All the rooms in the house are the same temperature which is a novelty for the owner. The heat pump operates the heating and hot water which is a luxury for our client having had limited hot water and inconsistent heating throughout. “Having a heat pump has been an absolute life changer” commented the client. The many hours filling up the wood burner to keep the house warm are no-longer required which creates more free time