In today's world, energy efficiency is a paramount concern for homeowners. Not only do we want to keep our homes cosy and comfortable, but we also aim to do so in a way that's eco-conscious and cost-effective. In this blog, we delve into a case study comparing three heating systems: the iHelios Smart Heating System, traditional Heat Pumps, and Gas Central Heating. We'll dissect their energy usage and environmental impact to help you make an informed decision.

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System Overview

iHelios Smart Heating System

 **Cost**: £11,300 (including solar panels) £5500 without solar panels

**Heating Method**: Infrared Smart Heating

**Additional Features**: Eco-invisible technology, voice-activated controls, energy-saving algorithms, zoning capabilities and no maintenance,


Heat Pump System

 - **Cost**: £13,000 (after government grants)

 - **Heating Method**: Air-source Heat Pump

 - **Additional Features**: Traditional HVAC system with heat pump technology.

Gas Heating System

 - **Cost**: £6,000 (installation + materials)


Energy Usage Comparison

Year-Round Energy Consumption (kWh)*

- *iHelios Smart Heating System*: 6,800 kWh (used last year 3,100 kWh)

- *Heat Pump System*: 9,600 kWh (3,200 kWh )

- *Gas Heating System*: 9,600 kWh (with 82.5% efficiency, costing 11,700 kWh)


Cost of Electricity (Assuming £0.30 per kWh)*

- *iHelios Smart Heating System*: £930

- *Heat Pump System*: £960

- *Gas Heating System*: £936


Solar Panels Contribution


The iHelios system is a game-changer when it comes to solar energy integration. Equipped with 4.4 kW solar panels, it not only powers your heating but also generates additional energy.


- *Solar Energy Production*: 4,000 kWh

- *Energy Offset (iHelios)*: 3,100 kWh

- *Excess Energy*: 900 kWh (which can be sold back to the grid, stored, or used for heating water)


**Net Energy Costs**


- *iHelios Smart Heating System (after solar offset)*: £0

- *Heat Pump System*: £960

- *Gas Heating System*: £936

Savings Comparison

Over the span of a year, the iHelios Smart Heating System proves to be an economical choice compared to the Heat Pump system. The combination of its energy-efficient design and solar panel integration delivers remarkable cost savings. The initial investment might seem higher at £11,300, but this system offers a substantial return on investment through reduced energy consumption and utility bill savings and is less than cost of heat pump.

Environmental Impact

The iHelios Living Reinvented system not only excels in cost-effectiveness but also offers significant environmental advantages. By reducing electricity consumption and harnessing solar energy, it effectively lowers carbon emissions and contributes to a greener, more sustainable home heating solution.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the iHelios Smart Heating System stands as a frontrunner in the heating technology race. With its innovative infrared smart heating and solar panel integration, it ticks all the boxes for cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness.  The long-term savings and environmental benefits make it a wise investment. Additionally, the surplus solar energy generated can be harnessed or sold back to the grid, adding to its cost-effectiveness and sustainability.