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Ecodan Heat Pumps gain MCS approval

Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps have gained approval from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) operated by BRE Global.

Max Halliwell, product manager at manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric Heating which manufactures Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps, said “Recognition under MCS is important as it helps the industry and the public have faith in heat pumps as a viable alternative to gas and oil heating.”

Richard Hardy, Director of Sustainability at BRE Global, said: “Mitsubishi is challenging everyone involved in the built environment to reduce their energy consumption and it is therefore excellent to welcome a manufacturer of this stature into the scheme”.

The Ecodan system is designed to supply heating and hot water in domestic applications and can help achieve the minimum reductions in carbon dioxide emissions required for Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. 

Mitsubishi Electric claims it provides a 30 to 50 per cent reduction in emissions, with a 30 per cent saving on running costs against a modern gas boiler. 

For further details on MCS, including information for manufacturers and installers on how to join the scheme click here.