Panasonic’s market-leading Aquarea heat pumps have been installed in a large property in St. Saviour, Jersey, to provide heating and hot water to the family house and home-based business.  Switching from an old and expensive heating system, the owners are now benefitting from substantial cost savings.  

In 2014, Jersey-based installer, Plumbing & Heating Services (PHS) Limited, was tasked with removing an existing heating system, and specifying and installing a new energy efficient solution for a large property in St. Saviour, Jersey.  With five bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bathrooms and adjoining chalet space, the property, which is used as both a family home and the premises for the homeowner’s business, required a system which could cope with the high heating demands.

The original system was a dated oil fired boiler. Not only was the system inefficient, noisy and took up a lot of space, it was also causing condensation and dampness, due to the flue passing through the inside of the property. The brief from the client was for a quiet and compact system which would heat the entire home and outhouses efficiently, whilst also providing cost and energy savings.

Due to the sheer size of the property, PHS required a highly efficient and reliable solution, which would be capable of working to the properties substantial requirements. Additionally, to ensure minimum disruption to family and office life, PHS Ltd sought a solution which would utilise the existing radiator and hot water cylinders already in place. As a result, the heating installer specified two Panasonic 12kW Aquarea Air Source Heat Pumps.  

PHS removed the oil fired boiler and a large 600 gallon oil tank, located in the outhouse, freeing up valuable storage space and negating the risk of oil pollution from the property. The two Aquarea heat pumps were then installed in a convenient location adjacent to the garage.  

“Our client is delighted with how quiet and efficient the Panasonic heat pumps have proved to be. Within the first year, the homeowner has made a 100%* saving on oil bills, and a noticeable reduction in running costs,” says Allan Lawson, General Manager at PHS. “We have worked with Panasonic many times in the past and have always found fitting the Aquarea range of heat pumps to be a fast and efficient process. Following the install, the results and payback our client is receiving makes Panasonic the ideal choice for both the installer and the homeowner every time.”  

Panasonic 12kW Air Source Heat Pumps form part of its popular Aquarea range. Boasting an impressive COP of 5.08, the Aquarea range of heat pumps are one of the most compact, versatile, silent, and cost-effective units available in the UK. The range features heat pumps from 3 to 16kW which have proven to make savings of up to 80% on heating expenses. Not only is Panasonic’s Aquarea range of heat pumps completely renewable and a cost-effective energy solution, but it also complies with current government incentives in the UK and Channel Islands, such as the Green Deal.

*100% savings were made in fuel and oil costs only.