Why Choose an Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump?

Ecodan air source heat pumps are the leading UK choice for a variety of reasons. When it comes to making a big change to your home, we know how important it is to select a quality product.

Created by Mitsubishi, with almost a century of experience in providing high quality electrical products, Ecodan provides homeowners with one of the most advanced heating systems available. Which is exactly why we decided to become accredited Ecodan installers.

Award Winning Low Noise Levels

One of the main reasons that Ecodan lead the UK market is their award winning low noise levels. One of the reasons people are put off installing air source heat pumps is their reputation for being too noisy.

Not just the burden of dealing with angry neighbours, under Permitted Development regulations, an air source heat pump noise level must not exceed 42dB(A) 1m away from a neighbour’s nearest room.

With this in mind, the experts at Mitsubishi quickly established Ecodan as the go-to air source heat pump, and their latest model – the ‘Ultra Quiet’ Ecodan has the noise level almost equivalent to a library. This option gives homeowners even more flexibility about where the outdoor unit can be placed.

Designed Specifically for the UK

What better choice for a home in the UK than a product that has been specifically designed for our varied climate? For more than a decade, the Mitsibushi have invested heavily in research and development to make sure your home is heated in even snow and ice.

The Ecodan system will continue working to maximum efficiency down to -10C and will carry on working to -25C, so you’ll have peace of mind that you’re warm and cosy in your home even when there is snow on the ground.

Highly Efficient System

Whether it’s a new build or your existing home, through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) providing repayments which allow the system to pretty much pay for itself, and getting rid of the need for costly fossil fuels, it’s an investment that will save you more than you spend. With an A++ ErP Energy Rating Label of across all Ecodan products, the highest band of true efficiency, and with a lifespan of 15 – 20 years, by choosing Ecodan you’re setting your home up for the future.

If you’re ready to make the change to sustainable heating energy, get in touch with our friendly accredited installation team.

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Oil and Gas Boilers vs. Air Source Heat Pumps

Our national dependency on oil and gas is incredible. When it comes to replacing your boiler, renewable-energy operated air source heat pumps are the ideal choice.

While air source heat pumps generally cost more to install than gas or oil boilers, the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) means that over the course of the subsequent seven years, you can claim almost all of the money back. And, you’ll be saving a fortune on oil and gas costs too!

Sounds like a hassle? Our friendly team will take care of all of the RHI application forms for you.

Cost of Installation 

Yes, oil and gas boilers are cheaper to install. But with the government’s ambitious climate change targets, you can expect to receive payments over the following seven years that almost cover the cost entirely. With oil and gas boilers, you don’t receive anything back – so if you can afford it, it really is a no brainer.

If we take the most-guilty carbon dioxide contributor in the boiler game, a new oil boiler system including radiators and labour is around £6,000. An air source heat pump is around £9,000. However, if we take an average four bedroom semi-detached house as an example, you can expect to get around £7,000 back in RHI payments. On top of this, if you have your system serviced and maintained, you can expect around another £1,500. Meaning at the end of the seven years, you only paid £500 for your renewable heating system.

Reversing Climate Change

There are currently 1.6million homes in the UK using oil to heat their homes, with 70,000 new oil boilers being installed each year. For every one of those boilers, an average of 5.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide is produced from each of those homes! Around 28million homes in the UK use gas heating, emitting around 3.7 tonnes of CO2 per household.

An air source heat pump is classed as a renewable technology and it only creates 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide per household.

If we were to replace all oil boilers and just half of the current gas boilers in homes, we would be able to reduce our national carbon dioxide emissions by 8%, that’s a very quick win in reversing climate change.

Ongoing costs

Depleting fossil fuels have resulted in oil and gas boilers becoming increasingly expensive to run. By changing to an air source heat pump, you’ll dramatically reduce your monthly outgoings, all while reducing your carbon footprint.

The air source heat pump only requires electricity to power it, and if you have solar panels installed it can run from energy provided by these. It is essential to have your air source heat pump serviced and maintained to ensure you receive your RHI payments from the government, but you will more than make that back through your choice to go green.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more about renewable heating solutions.

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Each year we spend roughly £13.5billion on heating our homes in the UK. Around three quarters of all energy used in UK homes is through heating space and water. With the rising cost of oil and gas, people are looking for alternative ways to heat their homes. As accredited Ecodan installers, we’re proud to be able to offer a cost-efficient, tried and tested, renewable heating solution!

How does it work?

The Ecodan air source heat pump has been heating homes throughout the UK for over a decade, and the technology it uses has been available even longer, in your fridge! The air source heat pump however, works in reverse.

It sits outside your home in the garden and takes free, renewable energy from the air and upgrades it to provide all the heat and hot water your home could ever need! Having been specifically designed for the UK climate and works in temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius!

Just like traditional water heating, Ecodan systems use a cylinder that distributes the hot water throughout your house. And this leading technology can be controlled by wall mounted displays, remote controls, or even a handy app on your phone.

Are grants available?

Air source heat pumps are classed as a renewable technology, meaning that they qualify for payments on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the government initiative to promote renewable heat. If you take an average 4 bedroom semi-detached home, you can expect to see payments of around £7000 over the next seven years.

We also offer meter and monitoring service packages which can increase your RHI payments by £1500, so with the RHI, installation pays for itself!

Do I need to completely replace my heating system?

You can choose to either replace your current heating entirely, or add an Ecodan air source heat pump to your current heating system and have them working together. And you’ll be pleased to know that it’s won awards for its super-quiet sounds, so there’s no need to worry about upsetting the neighbours!

The affordable, renewable and super-efficient solution creates 3kw of energy for every 1kw used, making it 300% efficient! Installing an air source heat pump means you’ll drastically decrease your carbon footprint, contribute to reaching the government’s climate change targets, all while sitting in your cosy home!

Get in touch with us today if you’d like to find out more about installing an air source heat pump in your home. 

Local firm Alliance Electrical steps up to offer free support to NHS workers

Local building services firm Alliance Electrical, inspired by the hard-work and dedication of the NHS, have offered the services of their Plumbing & Heating engineers free of charge to any NHS employee requiring emergency works to their heating or boilers, during the Covid-19 crisis.

To show their appreciation any emergency boiler and heating work undertaken by Alliance for all NHS employees will be free of any labour charge for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and any non-emergency works for NHS employees will be prioritised and offered at a discounted rate.

Managing Director, Errol Lawrie stated that the company, which continues to deliver emergency repair works for its customers across Tayside, Angus and Fife, is prepared to do what it can to support front line staff during these unprecedented times.

“The whole situation has been pretty humbling to be honest. Although we took the situation seriously, like most others, we never expected it to get this bad. Whilst some of our team are able to continue working from home, the situation has effected most of our site-based jobs. After speaking to our guys, we want to offer something back to those working in the NHS. The team and I wanted to play our part and we are glad to be in a position to offer some support.”

Any NHS employees who find themselves in need of emergency works to their boiler or heating systems should contact Alliance on their normal office number, which is available on their website.

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Air Source Heat Pumps

How does an air source heat pump work?

Air source heat pumps are a great way to reduce your heating costs, and they’re an efficient solution for renewable energy. They operate much the same way as a fridge does, but instead of removing hot air from the fridge, air source heat pumps pull the heat out of the air outside and into your home.

Air source heat pumps vs oil heating

The UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) means you’ll receive quarterly payments for every kilowatt of renewable energy used. With the heat being extracted from the air, it is naturally replaced. The air source heat pump’s only environmental impact is through the use of electricity to run it.

Air source heat pumps deliver heating over longer periods of time at lower temperatures. This means that during the colder months it might need to be on constantly to effectively heat the home, and you will find that radiators aren’t as hot to touch as using gas or oil boilers.

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

Here’s the downside. The average cost of an oil or gas boiler system including radiators and labours is around £6000, whereas an air source heat pump is around £9000. However, with the RHI quarterly payments, you will get thousands back over the following seven years and save on costly oil and gas. It’s an investment worth making when you take into consideration that gas or oil boilers come at a massive cost to the environment.

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How efficient are air source heat pumps?

For every kw of energy an air source heat pump uses, it can create 3kw of heat energy, making it 300% efficient compared to oil and gas which at best are 90% efficient.

We simply can’t keep using oil and gas like we have been. We must switch to clean renewable energy sources. As an accredited installer of air source heat pumps, we’ve installed many of these in homes around the country and are happy to discuss your options for installing air source heating in your home.