Supporting Walking With The Wounded
Renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, has completed an air source heat pump installation for military charity Walking With The Wounded to deliver heating and hot water for a former Royal Engineers officer in Suffolk.
Eric Hamilton, an ex-Royal Engineer soldier, is suffering from mesothelioma, contracted from aggregate blue asbestosis in Cyprus in 1976. Eric lives in a bungalow in Red Lodge with his daughter and full-time carer, Suzanne Wright, who is also a former servicewoman. His condition requires him to be kept warm all year around, which was proving difficult and expensive as the bungalow’s oil boiler was coming to the end of its life.
Finn Geotherm donated and installed a new 5kW air source heat pump system, to deliver all of the Wright’s heating and hot water, at a fraction of the operating cost of the previous boiler. Finn Geotherm’s team also upgraded the radiators in the bungalow to ensure it could easily reach the temperature needed.
Suzanne Wright said:
“Our air source heat pump system is working a treat. The system is simply phenomenal – it’s quiet, clean and incredibly economical. To have continuous heating and hot water and not worry about the cost is equivalent to winning the lottery. We are simply unable to express how eternally grateful we are. Dad’s symptoms have got progressively worse over the last 12 months and the quality of living environment Finn Geotherm have afforded him with the heating system has not only extended his life expectancy but also improved it. All have noticed a big improvement in Dad’s wellbeing, both physically and psychologically. I, on the other hand, am still crying with happiness! Finn Geotherm are the dream team. Everyone was the ultimate professional – polite, helpful and cheerful.”
Guy Ransom, Commercial Director of Finn Geotherm, said:
“We were only too happy to get involved with Walking With The Wounded to help Eric and Suzanne. It’s genuinely rare that you find yourself in the right place at the right time, where your capabilities allow you to do something that makes a real difference. If it happens, it’s a privilege, not a task.”
Finn Geotherm has also offered to service the heat pump annually free of charge.
Aaron Services Ltd, a Suffolk-based facilities management company that Finn Geotherm works with, have been able to help the Wrights further by removing the old oil tank and also installing a new bathroom.