Sunniva, Ludlow

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

Sunniva, Bromfield Road
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 1DR

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Denise welcomes you to her hi spec, eco house built it 2011. 

Modifications:
Installation of an air pump to enable the transition from gas heating. The installation was completed in March 2022 by MJS in Presteigne. 

Motivations:
To eliminate reliance on fossil fuel central heating and to assist in my eventual aim to come completely off grid.

Approx costs:
I chose a middle priced option which has the advantage of allowing me to monitor performance as well as remote monitoring by the installers (MJS Energy). The total cost, including labour was £16,725.87.

Approx energy savings:
Too early to assess. In any case it looks as though 2022 is going to be a difficult, and atypical, year in terms of the price of energy nationally.

Benefits:
I have underfloor heating and that is notably cooler than when I used gas. However the ambient air temperature has stayed at 20 degrees which is perfect for me. Air pumps warm the atmosphere more than the floor or any radiators etc you may have. I don’t have any radiators but the three towel rails are certainly cooler.

Next steps:
I intend to install a storage system for the solar energy generated by my roof panels so that I can come off grid and be totally self sufficient in terms of energy. I am waiting for the battery technology to improve and for the price of the system to be more attractive.

Location

Sunniva, Bromfield Road
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 1DR

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