The installation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) provides renewable and cost-efficient heating , which is a growing trend these days. ASHP’s make great energy savings and lower carbon emissions. They are low maintenance and hassle-free, which make them a very promising alternative for conventional heating systems. With an air source heat pump design and installation are vital.
Air source heat pump design and installation
Take full advantage of many benefits provided by an Air Source Heat Pump by ensuring that work is performed by a professional installer. An MCS firm (like Premier Econergy) will undertake a bespoke system design for your property. Air source heat pump design and installation are key and must be done properly.
Design will include a detailed-on site visit by an engineer or designer. This ensures that the heat pump is suited to your property, will operate effectively and the location of the components of the system are considered. It is vital that any installation is undertaken by a recognised professional firm accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Benefits of MCS Certification for ASHP
The installation and design of the ASHP through a professional installer (like us) will enable your installation to be MCS certified. This means that the installation is in accordance to the MCS quality assurance scheme. MCS ensures the relevant standards are met and processes followed MCS Certified | Giving you confidence in home-grown energy.
The MCS-certified installation will ensure peace of mind as the installation meets the highest standards. It means a competent design, installation, along with insurance backed warranties for workmanship and any deposits payable.
Importantly MCS is needed for Government Financial incentives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. This can often cover most of the costs of an installation.
Key areas of consideration for design and specification of an ASHP
- The heat load for YOUR Property needs to be considered. This is key for sizing of the heat pump, cylinder as well as all the properties emitters . Some of the radiators may need to be oversized to meet the demand. The system will need to be designed to give the correct balance of efficiency and comfort.
- Location of the outdoor unit not only for Aesthetics, but ease of maintenance, noise considerations and also regulatory compliance.
- Insulation for a property is key as ASHP’s operate at lower temperatures. Good design looks at property insulation and airtightness. There are certain requirements needed to be met regarding insulation to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive, check out Insulation exemptions | Ofgem.
- The Manufacturer specified is key. Install a quality system from an established brand. The ASHP is installed to last 20-25 years, so only instal a quality brand which has established itself in the industry. If you had to drive a car for 25 years you would select a premium brand. Do the same to heat your home. We are Mitsubishi partners who are the market leaders in terms of volume and quality.