A Week on the Estate: Efficiency, Repairs & Distillation
The working year began in earnest at South Ormsby Estate this week, with various exciting new developments in the offing.
From this month, the estate will set about improving the efficiency of eight estate properties by switching them from oil to ground-source heating, and by adding better insulation. We want to cut each house’s heating energy consumption by a massive 88%, i.e., from 45,000kW to 5,500kW annually.
In the winter of 2018-19, the Hall’s boiler guzzled 14,331 litres of fuel oil. This winter, the biomass boiler installed by Glen Farrow of Spalding is letting us turn renewable fuel sources into reliable heat. Ultimately, we hope to widen our efficiency programme so that no oil is used on the estate at all.