Greenhouses operated by Douglas Council on the Isle of Man have been installed with a new air source heat pump.
The system has been installed at Ballaughton Nurseries to replace an old oil-fired heating system. Discussing the new renewable energy project, which has been named the Most Innovative Project in the Public Sector category of the 2016 Energy Awards, Environmental services committee chairman, Councillor Ritchie McNicholl, said, “The nursery’s oil heating system was coming to the end of its economically viable life.
“Investment was going to have to be made and after careful analysis it became clear an air source heat pump would not only reduce the council’s carbon footprint, but would also lead to saving on fuel oil, estimated to be in the region of £12,000 annually from April 2017.”
Electrical power for the pump attracts a reduced tariff from Manx Utilities, saving further money.
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