ACS Renewables – Case Study 3
A retired engineer living in rural Oxfordshire was so concerned about the difficulties his wife was experiencing with oil deliveries for their existing oil fired heating system combined with the ever inflating costs of supplies that he ask ACS Renewable Solutions Ltd to design a modern replacement system using reliable air source heat pump technology.
Living in a remote location his only energy sources are oil and electricity and over the last few years with his oil fired boiler approaching its end of life he listed the various reasons why he should replace this with the latest technology to heat his home:
As ACS were the last of three companies he asked to price this project he had already obtained two competitors quotations which he showed our engineer and after a survey it became evident that both were oversized specifying 12kW systems.
This suggested that both had been sized by simply matching his existing boiler’s capacity which was also oversized and that our competitors had not taken the trouble to properly survey the property. To confirm the over sizing our engineer suggested the customer ran his boiler on half capacity and he soon found that his heating levels were maintained.
The ACS engineer then undertook a complete survey of the premises confirming that a Mitsubishi of 5kW was more than adequate for his needs.
The ACS quotation was therefore immediately saving him some £3,000 on his installation costs if he had accepted our competitor’s designs.
The heat pump was installed at the rear of the house in a location chosen by the customer. (pic)
The projected fuel savings will exceed £350 per annum with maintenance costs lower than his existing boiler service contract.
So among the benefits this system provided are: