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Finn Geotherm shortlisted in national awards for stately home installation

Finn Geotherm shortlisted in national awards for stately home installation

Finn Geotherm has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award following a heat pump installation at 17th century Raynham Hall near Fakenham.

Finn Geotherm is a finalist in the Heating & Ventilating Review (HVR) Awards 2019, which have been championing innovation, excellence and achievement across the heating and ventilating industry for the past ten years.

The company has been shortlisted within the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Initiative of the Year category for a ground source heat pump project which saw Grade 1 Listed property Raynham Hall replace its old and ineffective oil boiler with a ground source heating system.

Built in 1621, Raynham Hall is a spectacular property set in 5,000 acres. It is lived in by Charles, the 8th Marquess Townshend, who inherited the property in 2010. At £36,000, the annual heating bill was too expensive and the boiler desperately needed to be upgraded. Finn Geotherm specified and installed a ground source heat pump which has cut heating costs at Raynham Hall by 64%. The amount of energy consumed has been reduced by 72.6%. The installation also qualifies for the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which provides quarterly payments based on the amount of heat energy used for 20 years. The system will pay back in around seven years.

Guy Ransom, commercial director at Finn Geotherm said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for an HVR Award with this installation which has made such a difference at Raynham Hall. Raynham Hall is an ideal illustration of the massive impact a heat pump can have in older properties. Period properties have so often overlooked heat pumps as there is still the misconception that all homes must have a good Energy Performance Certificate rating for a ground or air source system to work effectively. This is simply not the case, as the installation at Raynham Hall proves. We hope that through initiatives such as these prestigious awards, we can encourage more people to consider heat pumps as a viable solution.”

Winners of the HVR Awards 2019 will be announced on 24th October. See our case study for more information on the installation at Raynham Hall.