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Case Study:
Lee Forbes

Several years ago, when Lee Forbes chose to refurbish one property and build two new ones, the concept of air source heat was an attractive proposition, whether the properties were to be rented or sold on. A higher rental fee could be asked for if rented and the properties would be more saleable.

The Problem:

Mr Forbes investigated all options for heating the three properties in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient way. Although ground source heating was considered, Mr Forbes felt it had several disadvantages in that the initial outlay was considerably more than air source, the bore holes were very expensive to drill, companies offering this type of heating were not guaranteeing the work because they were not aware of the geology of the pump site and, if the system went wrong, it would be significantly more expensive to deal with if the actual pump needed to be accessed.

For the sake of completeness and comparison, three quotes were obtained but Mr Forbes regularly uses EOC Services air conditioning services for commercial projects and so they were the obvious choice to install the three air source heat pumps.

EOC Services' Solution:

All three properties were rented out and Mr Forbes has found that his tenants thoroughly approve of the air source heating which heats downstairs via underfloor heating, upstairs by radiator and also heats their hot water.

At least a 40% reduction has been noted for running costs and the sheer fact that the properties were heated by an air source pump has meant Mr Forbes could garner a higher rental fee.

Air Source Heat Pumps Case Study

Our Satisfied Client’s Thoughts:

The fact that my tenants approve of the method of heating makes me a satisfied landlord and I have been able to recommend other developers, such as Bennett Homes, use this form of heating with complete confidence. Not only that, due to EOC Services attention to detail and service, it makes recommending them as the provider very easy.

Although an air source heat pump is probably slightly more expensive than installing a traditional form of boiler, a Daikin air source heat pump pays for itself within a couple of years. The fact that the system is guaranteed by EOC Services and their maintenance agreement is so economical (more so than a normal boiler service), it makes installing an sir source system the only choice.

Lee Forbes, Downham Market

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