We all want to pay less for our energy.
It's also important that we try to reduce our carbon footprint.
A DALFABER HOME
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Taking practical, effective steps to lower energy consumption and reduce our overall carbon footprint is smart thinking — both for the planet and for household bills. From design and construction to the installation of heating and hot water systems, energy efficiency is considered at every stage of Scotia communities, and our goal is always to find new efficiencies with each development we build.
Heat is lost through the floor, walls and roof, and particularly doors and windows. Without careful design, thermal bridging lets heat escape easily, and wastes energy in heat generation.
Modern A-rated double-glazing is used, generally with solar/thermal glass, gas-filled cavities and warm-edge insulated spacer bars. This reduces heat loss and maximises solar gain. The frames are compartmented to reduce heat loss, and weather-seals provide full protection from the elements.
Keeping your home cosy is now easier, more cost effective and better for the environment. Air source heat pumps are installed as standard on all homes at Dalfaber — converting energy from the outside air into useful heat inside through hot water supply, underfloor heating on the ground floor, radiators on the first floor and towel radiators in all bathrooms.
Your home will be fitted with Daikin Altherma 3 LT Split system* heat pump — one of the most energy efficient and unobtrusive of air-to-water heat pumps available, designed to withstand the coldest climate conditions.
Discreetly installed on the exterior of your home, the air source heat pump transfers ambient heat from the outside air by absorbing it into a fluid, which is then passed through a heat exchanger into the heat pump — raising the temperature and transferring this heat to the water in your heating system.
The combination of air source heat pump and underfloor heating is a significant one in terms of energy efficiency. In drawing heat from the ambient temperature outside, the heat pump is able to reduce the amount of fuel usage required to run and heat the household, which is good news for both the environment and your energy bills. Households who switch to an air source heat pump system have seen their energy costs reduce by as much as 50% (Source: Energy Saving Trust Case Study), and the efficiency of underfloor heating only adds to the practical benefits, providing an even distribution of heat to all ground floor rooms.
In addition to reducing carbon emissions and lowering household running costs, one key benefit for homeowners is that it’s very easy to maintain, scale and adapt. The Air Source Heat Pump is compact and largely self-contained — only requiring connection to water and electricity to function effectively. This minimises the risk of disruption during maintenance or other work.
*Please consult the selling agent for further information. Scotia Homes Limited reserves the right to vary the above specifications where necessary but to similar or higher standards.
The basics matter too. Each home will have a simple energy-saving meter installed as standard — allowing you to see actual electricity consumption in real-time, and make adjustments as needed. This often results in 10-20% self-imposed reductions in energy usage, which keeps those bills down too.
Dalfaber Show Home and Marketing Suite is now open 7 days a week. For further information, please contact: Roma McIntosh on 07795 241868 or Elaine Blaney on 07597 580740.
Or visit the Show Home at 37 Lairig Ghru View, Aviemore, PH22 1ST (beside Spey Valley Golf Club)
Please note our festive opening times below:
Thu 21 Dec - Tue 26 Dec - closed
Wed 27 Dec - Sat 30 Dec - open
Sun 31 Dec - Wed 3 Jan - closed
Thu 4 Jan - resume normal hours