Get paid to save
£450 typical savings per lodge versus direct electric
Ideal for individual or groups of existing or new-build holiday lodges, Kensa’s ground (or water) source heat pump solution provides each lodge with a complete “renewable” heating and hot water system, able to provide 100% of the lodges heating and hot water needs all year round at a fraction of the cost of electric or LPG heating – great for off-gas grid sites!
As further incentive, commercial holiday rentals with ground source heat pumps get 20 years of Non Domestic RHI payments – get paid to heat your properties!
Buy one - get two free!
A heat pump produces up to three times more energy than it consumes. So for every 1kWh of energy your heat pump uses to power itself, you will get typically 3kWh of energy to heat your lodges.
Translate this into heating costs, and your savings will soon start to stack up – especially compared with LPG and electric heating.
Add in the additional income you are guaranteed through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and you can expect a payback in around 8-10 years, with a healthy profit for the balance of the 20 year RHI scheme.
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By using a high proportion of “free” renewable energy from your park’s natural resources, ground source heat pumps can demonstrate savings of more than 65% compared with direct electric heating and over 50% compared with LPG.
Better still, the RHI income at 8.8p/kWh is more than double the cost of producing a unit of heat from the ground source heat pump, meaning it is cost effective to maintain a level of background warmth in the lodges between occupancy periods, preventing damp and providing a warm welcome to your next set of guests.
Cleaner and greener than LPG, oil and electric
With more and more visitors being eco-conscious, it’s good to know that ground source heat pumps are a much cleaner, greener energy solution than LPG or electric, lowering your CO2 footprint and eliminating other harmful emissions, helping to create a healthier environment for your customers and boosting your park’s eco-credentials
Reliable, durable, low maintenance and hassle free
As well as all the benefits of reduced energy bills, park operators will also appreciate low service, minimal maintenance and low whole life ownership costs of ground source heat pump systems. Here is why:
Protected from the outdoor elements by being housed inside the property itself, Kensa’s unique Shoebox heat pump can be expected to provide a service life of at least 20 years, while once installed, the ground array will provide a renewable energy source for four to five times that, servicing replacement heat pumps (and replacement lodges!) long into the future.
Ground source heat pumps make use of standard refrigeration technology, and just like a domestic refrigerator, are fully factory sealed meaning they have no regular servicing or ongoing preventative maintenance requirements.
Unlike an LPG boiler, there is no fuel combustion, meaning heat pumps do not require an annual safety inspection and there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
No bulk fuel
There is no longer any need for bulk fuel purchases or fuel storage areas – the electricity needed to run the heat pumps is simply provided by each lodges electricity supply, while the rest comes free from your park’s natural resources! As such, lifetime ownership costs are far lower than any other technology.
How the savings stack up
Here’s how the savings and benefits can stack up for holiday park owners, based on a typical 70m2 lodge:
|Cost per unit of heat (p/kWh) 1||£0.06||£0.11||£0.037|
|Typical annual running cost 3||£368||£674||£225|
|RHI payment per unit of heat (p/kWh) 2||-||-||£0.088|
|Annual RHI Payment 3||-||-||£540|
|Annual CO2 emissions (kgCO2)||2123||3602||1220|
|Annual fuel cost saved by using a GSHP instead||£195||£450|
|Total annual benefit by using a GSHP instead||£735||£990|
|Total benefit over 20 years by using a GSHP instead4||£17000||£24000|
LPG 32p/l, 80% average boiler efficiency. Electricity 11p/kWh, 300% GSHP average efficiency.
Non Domestic RHI, based on metered heat consumption.
Presumes 80% occupancy on average across the year, weighted by month. Assumes lodges are available for rent all year round, background heating is used to maintain a base temperature when unoccupied.
RPI index linked, presuming 2% inflation for both RHI increases and fuel price inflation.
Living where we do, surrounded by rolling Welsh hills, we are very conscious that our luxury holiday accommodation should strive towards being eco-friendly. To do this we decided we wanted a heating system that paired technological innovation with natural resources. It is also very important for our guests to be comfortable during their stay with access to a constant supply of heating and hot water.
Mr Phillips, owner of Secret Yurts