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Winter or summer, it is time to pump up the energy cost savings

Keeping our business premises and homes warm during the cooler months and doing it as economically as possible is something we all have to think about.

Burton Latimer-based Griffiths Air Conditioning has several energy-efficient solutions on offer to assist with reducing fuel costs, including a hybrid system that combines a gas combi boiler and heat pump. Although originally aimed as a replacement for existing gas boilers in two- or three-bedroomed properties with a heating load between 12kW and 20kW, it can also be suitable for larger, harder to heat premises.

The Daikin Altherma Hybrid smart controller automatically monitors operating conditions, heat pump efficiency and heat load to determine the most economical running mode that achieves the lowest running cost. The hybrid system could provide a considerable saving on current gas costs.

For water-based central heating systems using either radiators or underfloor heating, the Daikin Altherma range of air source heat pumps provide over 4kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity needed to run them. Replacing existing gas or oil boilers for a heat pump could qualify for the government’s new Boiler Upgrade Scheme with a £5,000 grant.

Ground source heat pumps, although more suited to new build projects, also qualify for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme with a £6,000 grant. Griffiths is part of the ‘Underground Network’ of approved installers of Kensa ground source heat pumps.

For offices, shops or other commercial areas, the Daikin range of energy-efficient air-to-air heat pumps will provide quick warm-up times and cost savings while also being able to cool in the summer months. A wide range of indoor units allow the fan coils to be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted or even fully concealed behind panelling and suspended ceilings. Modern inverter controlled compressors and clever weather compensation controls minimise the electricity costs.

With all these products, Griffiths can provide the ancillary electrical or plumbing installation services required and, most importantly, arrange for its service division to carry out the regular service visits to ensure equipment is operating as efficiently as possible.

Contact Griffiths on 01536 420666, via www.griffithsaircon.co.uk or visit the Energy Efficiency Centre showroom at 111 High Street in Burton Latimer Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.