Heating UK homes with air source heat pumps is now a viable and credible alternative to traditional methods and can help to combat rising energy bills through greater efficiency.
Envirogy Renewables are here to help you do just that – Introducing the Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump.
Ecodan provides a proven, efficient way of heating homes. The Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will now pay for the generation of renewable heat through the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). See our Funding page for full information on how you can benefit now.
In recognition of Ecodan’s status as a low carbon technology, the cost of VAT is reduced to 5% as opposed to the standard rate of VAT applicable on all traditional heating systems.
By using an Ecodan to provide space heating and hot water, it is possible to reduce a home’s CO2 emissions and running costs.
Ecodan uses inverter-driven heat pump technology to harvest and upgrade free, renewable energy from the outdoor air to deliver heating and hot water, even in temperatures as low as -25°C.
For every 1kW of electrical input energy, Ecodan harvests and upgrades renewable heat from the outdoor air to provide the home with an average of at least 3.2kW of heat output.*3
- Energy monitoring as standard
- Improves energy use leading to lower running costs and CO2 emissions
- Qualifies for the Renewable Heat Incentive
- 5% VAT rating on capital and install costs
- No gas supply, flues or ventilation required, therefore poses no carbon monoxide risk
- Low noise levels – Ecodan has achieved the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark
The Energy and Climate
recognises that heat
pumps could meet up to
75% of residential heating
demand in the UK*1
Why air source heat pumps and why now?
With space heating and hot water accounting for almost three quarters of the total energy consumed in UK homes, domestic heating is an obvious area to target to help combat rising energy bills.
Increasingly tough legislation is driving the demand for improved energy efficiency in the home, with the UK Government committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 80% from 1990 levels, by 2050*2. This means a reduction of at least 34% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
It’s clear that to achieve these ambitious goals, our approach to energy use and the way we heat our homes has to change. Pivotal to this change is improved energy efficiency and a greater use of renewable energy.
Air source heat pumps use free renewable energy from the outside air and upgrade it for use in the home.
Why Ecodan air source heat pumps are an ideal alternative to traditional heating
Recognised as a renewable technology by both UK and EU Governments, heat pumps provide an effective, energy efficient alternative to traditional heating systems. Ecodan uses advanced technology to heat homes and hot water using energy absorbed from the outdoor air.
As perhaps the single most important renewable solution, heat pumps are an established, proven technology, supported by Government incentives, economically viable and flexible in their application for domestic heating.
Significantly, the Committee on Climate Change recognise that heat pumps could meet up to 75% of the total residential heat demand in the UK*1.
Over the last decade continual developments and major advances such as the introduction of variable capacity control have helped to position Ecodan air source heat pumps as the market leader.
Mitsubishi Electric has now introduced advanced controls to ease use along with a quality-assured, British-built cylinder which can reduce installation time and costs.
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*1 The Renewable Energy Review, May 2011, DECC / Committee on Climate Change
*2 Pathways 2050
*3 The overall system efficiency and energy savings will depend on the comparison with your current heating system, satisfactory system design and installation, and operational settings i.e. how you use the heating system.
*8 As independently tested by BSRIA based upon BSEN14511 Part 3 standard rating conditions. Due to the method of operation, the performance of heat pumps will vary based upon thet emperature of the heat source and the requirements of the heat delivered. The BSEN14511 testing relates to the heat pump performance only and not the entire heating system.