An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is a refrigerant based system, like your refrigerator at home. The system can absorb low grade heat from the air, and raise its temperature efficiently to be suitable for space heating and/or hot water. Ecodan is an Air Source Heat Pump system and can provide water temperatures of up to 60°C (without a backup electric heater) in ambient temperatures as low as -25°C*. The heat pumps have capacity ranges suitable for everything from a small domestic to a large application.
Using proven inverter driven heat pump technology to deliver effective, low carbon heating and hot water, we can are able to supply and install systems manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric’s or Daikin. These systems provide a simple, renewable solution that:
- Helps achieve renewable energy targets
- Rivals traditional heating systems
- 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
For every 1kW of electricity fed into a heat pump unit, you could get at least 3kW of heating energy. 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.
From small flats to large detached houses, and from an office block to a school, the equipment offers an alternative choice to traditional heating systems. The heat pumps are a reliable, sustainable heating technology and are able to provide efficient space heating and hot water all year round.
Like any heating system, these systems work more effectively in properties with high levels of thermal efficiency. Where possible, we recommend undertaking basic improvements in existing properties such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing, before installing a heat pump.
Generally, all of these heat pumps contain fluorinated greenhouse gases R410A and R407c.