Ground source heat pump to be installed at National Trust's Kingston Lacy that will 'help preserve the estate's art collections'

The front garden and front part of Kingston Lacy
A ground source heat pump is being installed at Kingston Lacy, which is claimed will help preserve the extensive art collections the estate houses (Image credit: Getty Images)

The National Trust has announced plans to install a ground source heat pump at Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset.

The new heating system will require 32 boreholes at a depth of 180 metres and will supposedly save 57 tonnes of carbon emissions a year by replacing the home's use of open fires and oil boilers.

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