The community-run Garrison House has an oil-fired heating system installed around ten years ago to a high standard as part of extensive renovation works.
As part of a recent Energy Audit through Ms Abbe Cusack of Resource Efficient Scotland, finance for the recommended improvements was arranged through Energy Scotland.
After installation planning with GHCL’s CEO Michael Bertram and Board Director Bob Campbell, Gibson & Goold were awarded the tender to install a cost-effective and environmentally sound alternative system using Austrian ETA wood pellet boilers.
Minor alterations were made to the existing boilerhouse to allow installation of a 10-tonne fuel store with an automatic filling system and along with amendments to the existing BMS control system, the new boilers provide 100% of the heating demand.
An existing oil boiler has been retained to give an automatic backup system, all fully controlled by the new boilers with weather compensation feeding into the underfloor and conventional radiator systems.
The twin boiler installation works in cascade, with either or both boilers firing to meet the current demand and with automatic cleaning and de-ashing, the only user input is to order fuel and empty the ashboxes monthly.
Gibson & Goold and ETA provide a five-year installation warranty on the new boilers and will carry out annual servicing in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure safe and efficient performance.