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TV star enjoys Olympic performance from renewables

Skate off: Jayne Torvill is enjoying green heating thanks to ground source heat pumps, supplied and installed by Ice Energy Technologies

Dancing on Ice star Jayne Torvill, who with skate partner Christopher Dean achieved Olympic glory at the 1984 Winter Games, is now enjoying clean, green, cost-effective heating thanks to ground source heat pumps, supplied and installed by Ice Energy Technologies.

Torvill contacted Ice Energy to see how renewable energy could help with energy costs.  “We previously ran a gas central heating system which was costing a significant amount each year so decided to investigate the available options. After conducting some initial research on the internet, we contacted Ice Energy who advised us ground source heat pumps could be a far more cost-effective alternative which would also be better for the environment and provide peace of mind over future fuel costs.”

Ice Energy Technologies, which has been supplying and installing heat pumps across the UK for the past decade, conducted a survey at Torvill’s home and recommended the installation of two ground source heat pumps to provide all the heating and hot water requirements for the property.

“The installation went amazingly well and we have been extremely pleased with the performance of the heat pumps” sais Torvill. “They provide all of our heating and hot water needs keeping the house warm and comfortable whatever the weather so I would wholeheartedly recommend this technology to others.”

Ice Energy managing director, Andrew Sheldon, said: “It’s obviously been a privilege for us to work on a project for such a well known individual and a sporting great. However, the most satisfying aspect for us has been our ability to meet the requirements Jayne specified and to deliver a system which will provide reliable, cost-effective heating for many years to come.

“It is also a demonstration not only that heat pumps really do work and in fact they can help reduce running costs by over 60 per cent  compared to oil for example, but also that they can be installed on a retrofit basis and work efficiently with radiators, as one of the most common heat pump misconceptions is that this is not possible.”

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