IT may seem strange to be thinking about heating in the middle of summer but Burton Latimer-based Griffiths are doing just that. As one of Northamptonshire's leading installers of renewable heating, they are planning to deal with the constantly growing demand for heat pump heating in both new build projects, and property owners wishing to move away from fossil fuels whilst gaining the financial reward of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive.
Griffiths install both air source and ground source heat pumps supplied by two of the leading names in heat pump technology.
Daikin is a worldwide brand and their Altherma air source heat pumps have been installed by Griffiths since 2008, the year in which Griffiths became the first MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) approved installer of heat pumps in Northamptonshire. The Altherma range includes low temperature and high temperature options, as well as a hybrid model that combines a heat pump and combi gas boiler in the same unit. Working examples of the heat pumps are in Griffiths' Burton Latimer showroom.
Kensa Engineering, based in Cornwall, have been manufacturing ground source heat pumps for many years, with Griffiths carrying out their first installation in 2006. Ground source systems are generally suited to new build projects due to the volume of groundworks required for the heat collectors.
Most heat pump installations will qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive which is available in both domestic and commercial versions. Basically, the government will reward end users for the renewable heat that is generated, and that could amount to a significant sum of money. Both schemes have different criteria that must be complied with, but that's where an experienced installer, such as Griffiths, can provide useful advice.
Regular servicing, and assistance in the event of a problem, are essential where space and water heating are concerned. The Griffiths Service Team have many hundreds of clients who rely on them to make sure systems are running efficiently and receive their preventative maintenance when due.
You can contact Griffiths by telephone on 01536 420666, via the website at www.griffithsaircon.co.uk or by visiting the Energy Efficiency Centre showroom at 111 High Street in Burton Latimer between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.