The award-winning Ecodan® range of air source heat pumps from Mitsubishi Electric can reduce running costs by over 30 per cent over modern gas boilers and cut household emissions by up to 50 per cent.
Even greater savings are possible against older gas, oil, LPG and direct electric and it can be fitted by a qualified plumber who has been on the one-day accreditation course, helping homes achieve Level 3 and 4 of the Code for sustainable homes.
Mitsubishi Electric is the only manufacturer that has published the results of extensive live tests – undertaken over the last winter in the UK (with temperatures of -9ºC recorded). These demonstrate that the Ecodan range can deliver the year-round performance needed and involved all three Ecodan models, retro-fitted to a small 3-bed terraced house, a 4-bed semi, and a large 5-bed detached home.
Ecodan delivered real time COP’s ranging from 3.0 to 3.33, showing that around 2.33kW of renewable energy is being harvested from the surrounding air for every 1kW of electricity used.
Air source heat pumps do offer a real hope of affordable, low carbon mass market heating to Britain’s homes but not all systems are as quiet, effective, efficient and as easy to install as Ecodan.