For the last 5 years RES (Devon) Ltd have been working closely with housing associations to deliver retrofit air source heat pump, ground source heat pump and biomass installations for tenants who live in off-grid gas areas.
As the majority of the properties had already been upgraded with cavity wall insulation and double glazing the option of removal existing storage heater based systems, seemed the obvious choice.
As the popularity of the systems increased so did the range of customers that installations were carried out for.
Housing associations included Tarka, North Devon Homes, Teign Housing, Westcountry Housing, Homes in Sedgemore and Gloucester City Homes.
In conjunction with the heatpump systems, RES have refined the installations by utilising multilayer pipework in place of copper, this minimises hot works and reduces the scrap value of a heating system.