A rural cottage in Herefordshire is warming quite literally to LG’s Therma V monobloc air to water heat pump.
With parts of the cottage dating back to 1747 and some of the walls over two feet thick, the cottage housed an elderly oil-fired Rayburn and an oil burner in the lounge that supplied the heating and hot water throughout the property.
The homeowners were looking for a renewable heating system to replace the oil-fired Rayburn, deciding upon LG’s Therma V air-to-water monobloc heat pump.
The heat pump operates on the low GWP R32 refrigerant and is available in 5kW to 16kW 1Ø and 12kW to 16kW 3Ø, in a wide operating range of between 10-135Hz and water temperatures up to 65°C without an electric heater. It comes with an energy label rating of A+++.
These units have a 5 to 6dB lower sound power level than previous models and incorporate a number of additional new features including a new type scroll compressor, designed and manufactured by LG Electronics with ‘wet vapour’ injection. The unit has excellent performance at low ambient temperatures – 100% at -7°C.
LG units offer quick response times for the provision of heating and cooling, by sensing not only the temperature but also pressure – a pressure control sensor provides a faster and more accurate response, reducing the time delay for implementing heating or cooling commands significantly.
The addition of pressure control enables the Therma V Monobloc to take less time to reach the desired temperatures, with up to 30% quicker response in cooling and 44% quicker response in heating, with a high level of accuracy and stability built in.
The homeowners commented: “We did our research and decided that this was what we wanted for our home. We want to do our bit when it comes to the environment and we were impressed by the performance data for the Therma V.
“We love the fact that we don’t have to have tankers forcing their way up our drive on a regular basis to fill the oil tank and we like to know that the impact of this system on the environment is negligible. We also like to support UK companies and were delighted that the hot water cylinder that came as part of the system is made in Manchester and the Stelrad radiators we have throughout the cottage are made in South Yorkshire.
“We have Compact radiators in the living rooms and bedrooms and we have an attractive Concord radiator in the kitchen where the wall space was at a premium and we were able to go for a vertical radiator that fitted the end wall of the cupboard we built to house the cylinder perfectly.
“We were impressed that we could sign up for the Renewable Heating Incentive payments as well of course. We get four quarterly payments every year for seven years – around £1300 a year – so over the seven years we shall almost pay for the complete installation, and with the significant savings on fuel payments we’re anticipating, compared to the fluctuating oil costs we have had for the past six years, we should literally be ‘quids in’ over that period of time!”
For more information on the LG Therma V range and on the training available for installers wanting to install these excellent heating alternatives, contact LG by calling 08448 471 402 (then choose option 4) or if in Ireland call 0919 274 459. Alternatively email [email protected] or head for their website.
View Therma V R32 Monobloc Product Entry