Ground Source Under Floor Heating
St Andrew’s Church, Sandford on Thames, replaced their old overhead electric radiant heaters with underfloor heating fuelled from 3 no. 110M deep bore holes. This project has provided the Church with a source of sustainable energy to heat this ancient listed building.
The Sandford Hydro CIC worked closely with the Vicar of the Church and parishioners to arrange and manage the installation.
The Low Carbon Hub was really pleased to provide just a very small part of the overall funding needed for the project.
The new ground-source heating system has reduced the carbon emissions of the Church. The old electric heaters used considerably more electricity for little benefit; they tended to ‘overheat the head while the feet froze’ and the new underfloor heating system is not only more sustainably sourced but also better for the building by maintaining a constant temperature throughout the year.
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- £50k Project budget
- £500 Low Carbon Hub Grant
The ‘invisible’ heating now ensures a warm welcome to all visitors in all seasons.
Liz Shatford, Sandford Hydro CIC
We were so pleased to provide just a tiny part of the funding needed for this worthwhile project!
Saskya Huggins, Social Impact Manager
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