Leeds tower blocks swap to low carbon heat with high temperature heat pump

Cenergist has completed what it believes to be the UK’s first installation of high temperature air source heat pumps in a domestic setting. It has replaced night storage heaters and hot water cylinders for 497 homes in six tower blocks owned by Leeds City Council with high temperature air source heat pump communal heating and hot water systems. It is estimated that the new energy and water solution will save residents 52 per cent on their utility bills and reduce each property’s carbon emissions by 64 per cent.
The installations are part of the council’s £24 million ‘Clustering for Warmth’ initiative which will deliver low carbon heating and hot water upgrades to 1,700 council-owned homes between 2021 and 2024. It involves replacing inefficient electric storage heating with ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and district heating solutions.
It is part of a £100 million investment by the local authority to improve the energy efficiency of its existing residential stock by 2025.
Commenting on the installation, Dan Ludgate, group development director at Cenergist, said: “Integrating high temperature air source heat pumps in a domestic setting represents the most innovative stage of our work on the ‘Clustering for Warmth’ initiative.

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