Social Housing

Social Housing Ground Source Heating Solutions.

Kensa has established a trailblazing reputation in the social housing sector. Whether it is delivering exceptional value for money through highly efficient shared ground loop arrays or the retrofit of ground source heat pumps in existing social housing properties, we play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions and fuel poverty.

 

What this means for tenants.

As a result of a close relationship with social housing providers, Heat the Streets is able to deliver a sympathetic approach to the retrofit installation of ground source heating. The aim being to create minimal disruption and extensive benefits, reducing tenants bills and creating a dramatic impact on fuel poverty reduction.

Heat the Streets aims to remove inefficient electric storage heaters and fossil fuel boilers, replacing them with ground source heat pumps connected to a shared ground loop.

We appreciate that some of these properties may be home to older and vulnerable residents and plan for high levels of customer liaison, ensuring that all affected residents and housing officers fully understand why we are doing this and how it will benefit them.

Residents can rest assured that any ground disturbed during the installation and drilling processes will be fully restored on completion of the project.

Social Housing providers will be confident that they are providing optimum comfort and low running costs for residents.

 

What can social housing tenants expect from ground source heating?

Tenants with homes connected to the shared ground array can expect multiple benefits compared with their existing heating system.

Lower emissions

Because a ground source heat pump extracts so much “free” energy from the environment, this enables CO2 emissions to be lower than any other type of heating system.

Minimal maintenance

Ground source heat pumps do not require annual servicing or maintenance and have an expected lifetime of 20 years.

Energy independence

With a ground source heat pump in each property, homeowners are in complete control of their own heating and energy bills. This allows easy energy tariff switching and payment only for their own heat consumption.

Year-round supply

One metre below the surface, ground temperature remains at around 8-10°C all year. This ensures the heat supply is constant and reliable; unlike air source heat pumps, which are impacted by external changes in air temperature, causing higher bills when heat is most needed.