Dunfermline Home Makes the Switch from Oil to a Heat Pump

Dunfermline Home Makes the Switch from Oil to a Heat Pump

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A cottage in Fife, has transformed its home heating system by going from an oil-fired system to a renewable alternative. The homeowners are now enjoying a warm home while also lowering their carbon footprint.


In December 2020, a three-bedroom cottage located in the countryside in Dunfermline, Fife, made the transition from a traditional, fossil fuel heating system to renewables. The property was previously heated by an oil boiler which was still operating successfully but the homeowners had concerns about the oil tank and the risk of it either leaking or causing a spill. The remote situation of the house meant that swapping to a gas boiler was not possible due to no supply. Another viable solution was needed and with the property owners interested in heating their home in an eco-friendlier way, attention soon turned to an air source heat pump.

The homeowners approached Greener Energy Group Ltd to discuss whether a heat pump would be suitable for their home. Greener Energy carried out an initial visit followed by a technical survey to fully assess the cottage, its heating requirements and to specify the appropriately sized heat pump model. A Grant Aerona3 10kW air source heat pump was selected alongside a 250ltr hot water cylinder with integrated buffer tank and eight new radiators which completed the system.

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The Aerona³ 10kW inverter driven air source heat pump is highly efficient and uses the more environmentally friendly R32 refrigerant. At 822mm in height and with a depth of just 405mm, this heat pump unit is compact in size with a small footprint which can make siting the appliance easier when outdoor space is limited.

The homeowners are very pleased with their new renewable, sustainable heating system. Not only will they see their fuel bills decrease but they also have the peace of mind of a 7-year guarantee that their new heat pump has as result of being installed by a registered installer. When leaving feedback following the installation, the homeowners wrote:

“From the initial visit to the technical survey and the office contact prior to installation, all were excellent. Everything was made clear, and the contacts were always pleasant and friendly. The installation team were efficient, friendly and all round excellent. The installation went very smoothly. Many thanks to all at Greener!”

This case study showcases how an existing property has been able to change its heating system from being fossil-fuel reliant to being fuelled by renewable energy. The air source heat pump has allowed the cottage to go green with its home heating, helping the homeowners to significantly reduce their carbon footprint while also enjoying the financial benefits.

By Carla Chalmers

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