How can ASHP work for you?
Whether in new build or an existing home, working on it’s own or in conjunction with an existing system an Air Source Heat Pump can help cut your energy bills AND earn quarterly payments from the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.
How do Air Source Heat Pumps work?
The technology inside an air source heat pump is very similar to that of a domestic fridge, transferring heat from one place to another, the back of your fridge is warm because it is transferring heat from inside the fridge out into the room.
An air source heat pump sits outside your home and extracts warmth from the outdoor air and transfers it inside the home to provide hot water and heating for radiators and/or underfloor heating.
Like your fridge, it will do this quietly and reliably, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in temperatures as low as -20C.
About Mitsubishi Ecodan Range
The Mitsubishi Ecodan range have achieved the highest possible energy rating available , A++, for every KW of electricity it draws the air source heat pump can deliver over 3kw of heat into your home, producing 2kw of “FREE” renewable energy.
- Outdoor unit – Only requiring electricity and water connections the, ultra quiet, Ecodan outdoor unit can be situated discreetly outside your home or in your garden.
- Hot water cylinder – the Ecodan pre-plumbed cylinders are specifically designed to intergrate with the outdoor unit to offer optimum performance and faster heat up times through the use of plate heat exchanger technology.
- Energy efficient control – Ecodan’s advanced wireless controller is simple to use, fully programmable and includes intelligent temperature control to provide efficient comfortable heating all year round. If your not at home you can control your home’s heating from your smartphone, tablet or computer via Mitsubishi Electric’s MELCloud app.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The RHI is a long term, financial support scheme for the generation of renewable heat. It’s government-funded, by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and aims to encourage cuts to carbon emissions and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets.
Homeowners who have their air source heat pump installed by an MCS accredited installer will be eligible to apply for RHI payment.
RHI payments are made quarterly over 7 years, applications to the scheme must be made within 12 months of the installation commissioning date.
After joining the RHI scheme, you receive a quarterly tariff payment for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of renewable heat you produce. You get these payments for seven years. The amount you’ll be paid per kWh of heat depends on the renewable technology you install, when you apply to receive RHI, and your home’s EPC. Your payment amount will be estimated, based on your home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
Read more about RHI tariffs and payments at Ofgem.co.uk.
Will it work in the UK?
The Mitsubishi Ecodan range of air source heat pumps have been designed in the UK, specifically for UK homes.
Advanced design features mean the Ecodan range are amongst the quietest models available in the UK, meaning homeowners can now choose the most convenient location for their air source pump without fear of disturbing any neighbours.