The title is really a pun. At last the grass is returning with some purpose to our grey back garden. And the heat pump is proving a good investment; saving the environment and saving us money.
We previously paid about £150 a month to our oil company and £40 a month for electric (plus we generate solar electricity). We have increased our payments to the electricity company to £100 (this confused them as they could not see the need as we haven’t had a reading since the pump was installed).
The heat we have is so pleasant and has lots of side benefits. When we switched off our oil boiler for the summer, a sudden cold evening meant w
e felt cold. And my personal bete noir – the bath towel often had that faint, cold dampness from the previous day’s ablutions. N
ow the system just adapts seamlessly and the towels are either warm or at least no longer have the echos of damp.