Kensa Babbington

Determined to create a bespoke new build home that ticked all their boxes, Mr & Mrs Babbington installed a Kensa Evo ground source heat pump to help future-proof their property.

9kW Kensa Evo was specified to provide all the heating and hot water to the property. The Evo ground source heat pumps are highly efficient, with an A+++ ErP rating and a smart system manager that optimizes performance. Ground source heat pumps can deliver 3 to 4 kilowatts of heat for every 1kW of electricity they use, which is higher efficiency than any other heating system and can provide significant running cost savings.

The plot had sufficient exposed land that was perfect for slinky trenches.

They decided to house the plant-room, made up of the Evo heat pump and hot water cylinder, in the property’s basement, which Peter refers to as ‘the engine room’! Peter acknowledges that digging the basement did prove to be a bit of a challenge, mostly because of the amount of soil they had to get rid of! In fact, this soil removal took them slightly over budget, but not by much.

The house also has solar thermal panels which generate electricity that helps power the ground source heat pump system. The ground floor has underfloor heating, a perfect partner for the low flow temperature of the heat pump because of its large surface area, with oversized radiators installed upstairs.

Key Facts

  • Two-storey, new-build property
  • 9kW Kensa Evo
  • 40m slinky ground array
  • Integrated solar thermal

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