Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus meets Green Peace campaigners’ heating requirements

Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus meets Green Peace campaigners’ heating requirements

Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus was specified for an eco-friendly family home that required a new HFC free heating system.

Long-standing environmental campaigners, Chris Rose and Sarah Wise, had already renovated their property with sustainable products and services, such as upgraded loft and additional external wall insulation, solar PV and solar thermal which contributes to the hot water requirements, argon-filled double glazing, a green electricity tariff and PVC wiring.

In 2020, having replaced the gas cooker with an electric cooker, the couple decided to replace their condensing gas boiler with an air source heat pump.

Norfolk based installers, Ecoplumb, worked with Vaillant to design a simple system using a 5kW aroTHERM plus to provide heat to the radiators and the uniSTOR 150litre hot water cylinder for the family home.

The aroTHERM plus uses a natural refrigerant, R290, which is not only HFC-free but also has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of just 3.

As the aroTHERM plus is MCS approved, the family will be eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) where they will receive repayments over the next seven years. Additionally with a high SCOP of 5.03, the family now has one of the most efficient heat pumps on the market.

Chris Rose says: “We both worked on Greenpeace campaigns in the 1990s, aimed at preventing HFCs being widely adopted in heating and cooling systems as they are super-powerful greenhouse gases.

"Unfortunately, many heat pumps, while great technology for replacing gas boilers, still use HFCs as heat-exchanging gases. As with fridges and aircon systems, HFCs can always leak out into the atmosphere, adding to climate change. So, we wanted a HFC-free system, and when Vaillant’s new aroTHERM plus became available in the UK, it was a natural choice for us”.

Technology used:
1 x aroTHERM plus 5kW air source heat pump
1 x Heat pump interface
1 x uniSTOR 150litre hot water cylinder
1 x sensoCOMFORT system control

Add to Project Board

Create a new project board:

View Vaillant aroTHERM Plus Air Source Heat Pump Product Entry
Vaillant Group

Vaillant Group

140 years of innovation

The Vaillant Group are a global leader in the development of high-efficiency heating and hot water products.

Founded in Germany over 140 years ago, the Vaillant Group supplies innovative solutions to more...
View company profile
T0345 602 0262
 0344 693 3133 Tech Dept.
WVisit Vaillant Group's website
 Nottingham Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1JT

Make an enquiry to

You may also be interested in this related Case Study: Hutton Care Home, Wavin ICS Read Now
Subscribe to the Barbour Product Search newsletter