At a time when everyone is looking for ways to save money, one Burton Latimer business, Griffiths, is helping property owners reduce their heating bills by replacing old gas or oil central heating boilers with modern energy-saving heat pumps.
Coupled with a good level of home insulation, heat pumps can convert one kilowatt of electricity into about four kilowatts of heat in the central heating system.
Business owner Ian Griffiths said: “Not only can installing a heat pump save on energy bills but right now there are financial incentives that could help with the installation cost.
“The Renewable Heat Premium Payment, provided by the government, gives a grant of £850 for anyone without mains gas heating but it is only available up to the end of March.
“Burton Latimer residents may apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Burton Wold Community Fund, which can also provide an interest-free loan of up to £3,000.”
Griffiths is an approved and very experienced installer of the Daikin Altherma range of heat pumps.
As well as carrying out installations, its service division provides the essential regular servicing together with prompt assistance in the event of any problems.
Griffiths is Gas Safe registered and an approved NICEIC electrical contractor, enabling removal of old gas boilers and installation of new electrics all to be completed in accordance with the important and legal safety regulations.
As well as providing an energy efficient solution for existing properties, heat pumps are now the preferred option for the majority of new build projects.
In many cases they are installed in conjunction with underfloor heating and solar thermal panels on the roof.
This combination allows low temperature water to flow through the underfloor heating while higher temperature water for washing is provided by the solar panels.
Modern electronic controls allow the system to operate at its most efficient and therefore using the minimum amount of energy to power it.