How do air source heat pumps work?
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.
The heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house. There are two main types of air source heat pump systems.
An air-to-water system is the only type of air source heat pump system we install, this system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. This makes them more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
The benefits of air source heat pumps
- Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating, comparisons to other fuel sources can be found in the table below.
- No rising fuel bills, your new fuel is effectively the air and this cost shall never rise!
- Low Maintenance, with very few moving parts and processes that can go wrong in a heat pump an annual check for leaves, debris plants etc. is suffice. Plus we recommend a thorough service by a qualified engineer every 3-5 years.
- Potential income through the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – 7 Years. Depending on the heat loss of your property you could earn anywhere between £1000-2500 a year, our biggest earner to date bagged themselves a whopping £3450 per year!
- Lower home carbon emissions, using a heat pump has a significant, positive influence on the environment. It may reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50%, versus traditional forms of heating. As carbon dioxide emissions are a major contributory factor to climate change, reducing emissions is a key step to maintaining a healthy and stable climate.
- Reliable Technology. Although relatively new in the UK, air source heat pumps have been tried and tested for several years throughout Europe (especially Germany) and are a very reliable and established technology.
- No fuel deliveries needed, no waiting around for the delivery man anymore.
- Provide your home with Heating and Hot Water depending on which type of system you decide to go with and what your house will be able to accommodate.
- Easy install in comparison to other forms of heating renewables i.e a ground source heat pump. Our install on average takes 2 days.
- Add Value to your home, houses with heat pumps used for heating can now push towards that “A” on their energy ratings (Energy Performance Certificate).Any new builds will achieve this A rating.
Reduces Costs: Savings Of Up To 60%
Mitsubishi Ecodan Heat Pumps are more than 300% efficient, meaning that, for every 1kW of electricity used to power the heat pump, it produces 3kW of heat for your home. By comparison, gas boilers have a maximum efficiency of around 100%, meaning that, 1kW of gas only produces 1kW of heat.
Products – Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps
From small flats to large detached houses, and from an office block to a school, our large range of Ecodan air source heat pumps offers an alternative choice to traditional heating systems.
Using proven inverter driven heat pump technology to deliver effective, low carbon heating and hot water, Mitsubishi Electric’s award winning Ecodan systems provide a simple, renewable solution that rivals traditional heating systems
- Helps achieve renewable energy targets
- Capable of reducing running costs and CO2 emissions
- Easy to design, install and maintain
- Fully scalable and can work independently or in conjunction with other systems
- Optimised systems from 4kW to 688kW
Available Add on’s / extras
MMSP–Energy Monitoring Packs
Mitsubishi Electric has developed Energy Monitoring Packs to suit every domestic application, from hybrid through to full RHI Metering and Monitoring Service Packs, we have a pack to suit. Together with MELCoud we offer market leading metering, monitoring and control.
|Energy Monitoring Pack Three – Monobloc|
|2 x MID approved electric meters. 1 x MID approved heat meter|
|Records and measures to 1 pulse per watt hour (Wh) for both electricity consumed and heat produced. This pack is RHI MMSP compliant, which allows additional RHI payments to be claimed.|
EMP3 RHI Metering and Monitoring Service Pack (MMSP)
As part of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have financially incentivised consumers to fit optional metering and monitoring service packages.
A payment of £230 per annum for the 7 year length of the RHI will be paid to the equipment owner. MMSP can be retrospectively fitted and payments made on the remainder of the RHI term. The metering requirements laid down by DECC are very specific and require detailed heat and electric metering to a resolution of one pulse per watt hour.
Solar Thermal Compatible Cylinders
The pre-plumbed solar cylinder range comes complete with integrated hydraulic componenets and advanced controls
Designed to integrate with the Ecodan monobloc air source heat pump range, the solar cylinder provides improved performance and faster heat up times through the use of plate heat exchanger technology. Fast commissioning via an SD card and energy monitoring functions are now included.
- Includes secondary coil for connection to solar thermal systems
- Simple graphical control
- Optional 2-zone energy efficient space heating control
- Compatible with Mitsubishi Electric wireless room controllers
- Pre-plumbed and wired for faster installation
- Hybrid function, for use with conventional boilers
- SD card commissioning
- Energy monitoring as standard
We cover all areas below.
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