Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump

Mitsubishi Air Source Heat PumpMitsubishi are one of the most established manufacturers of air source heat pumps. The Ecodan range is recognised as one of the best performing models in the market. Complete Renewables are accredited installers of Mitsubishi air source heat pumps. Our engineers have been trained by Mitsubishi themselves to ensure our installations are of the highest quality.

Why choose a Mitsubishi Ecodan?

The Mitsubishi brand is synonymous with high quality manufacturing. This translates to average lifespans of between 15 to 20 years. Also worth considering is that air source heat pumps require less maintenance than comparable gas central heating systems.

The Ecodan range is also specifically designed for the UK market. This is important as the efficiency of heat pumps vary depending on their climate. The flow temperatures and coefficient of performance (the amount of energy created against electricity used) will vary with variations in external temperatures. With this in mind Mitsubishi have created a heat pump that is able to function at temperates as low -25⁰C

A range to suit all needs

The Mitsubishi Ecodan range includes models from 5kW through to 14kW. The broad spectrum allows for the selection of a model which closely meets your heating requirements. Furthermore we are to connect more than one heat pump should more power be required. For example recently we’ve completed a property requiring 28kW of heating. This required two 14kW units.

Specifying Your System

As an experienced installer of renewable energy, Complete Renewables are happy to provide a full quote for customers interested in a Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump. Our free of charge specifying service includes full heat loss calculations for your home. Using this information we can accurately predict your future energy usage, enabling us to determine your financial savings.


Samsung EHS Mono Air Source Heat Pump

Samsung Air Source Heat Pumps

Samsung air source heat pumps have become increasingly popular with our customers over the last year. Reasons for this include the simplicity of design; a monobloc system requires very little maintenance for fuss free performance, extremely efficient energy use and excellent value for money.

Samsung ASHP HomeSimplicity of Design

When choosing a Samsung heat pump we recommend using the Samsung EHS Monobloc range. Within this range there are two models; the RC090 MHXEA – a 9kW unit and the RC161 MHXEA – a 16kW unit.

The advantage of a monobloc system

Monobloc systems benefit from low levels of maintenance. The unit is self-contained so does not require the additional plumbing of an internal unit. As a result the homeowner will not require regular servicing from an F-gas certified engineer. Furthermore as monobloc unit is external it won’t take up valuable storage space within the home.

An aggressive pricing structure

Samsung are keen to expand their market, to accelerate this process they are pricing their heat pumps to be amongst the cheapest on the market. Recently we’ve installed a 9kW air source heat pump in Essex for under £4,500 – this includes full installation, set-up and VAT.

For More Information

If you’d like more information on Samsung air source heat pumps installations in Essex, please contact us via the phone number above. Alternatively, you can follow this link to our air source heat pump page and enter your details using our online form.

We’re happy to provide full heat loss calculations for your existing or new home. Using these we can recommend the best product to suit your needs.

Visit the Samsung EHS Mono webpage for more information

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The Real Cost of Heating

The Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT), approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have released figures showing the cost per kilowatt of energy for the various ways of heating your home.

The below chart shows the costs:

Heating Energy ChartThis assumes a gas boiler efficiency of 80%

An air source heat pump efficiency of 3:1 and ground source of 3.5:1

To view this information on the Energy Saving Trust page, click here





Electricity, not on this chart, is the most expensive form of heating. This ranges from 9.08p (economy 7) through to 15.32p for standard rate.

The reason why air and ground source heat pumps are the cheapest is because their efficiency is a multiple of the energy used.

To explain this we can use the example of gas, which is normally around 80%. When 1kW worth of gas is burnt to heat your home, around 20% is lost due to inefficiencies within the boiler. Examples include a less than perfect fuel mix and inefficiencies within the heat exchanger.

The same can be said of LPG and oil burners. In fact it is only electric heaters which operate at 100% efficiency – all the electricity is used to create heat, none is lost as a by-product.

Air and ground source heat pumps take their energy from the atmosphere; either the air temperate or ground temperature. They are therefore taking more energy than they are using. In the case of an air source heat pump they need 1kW of electricity to take 3kW of energy from the atmosphere. So the cost of energy is 1/3 of the electricity used to generate that energy.


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Details of the Renewable Heat Incentive Announced

For those of you who have been following the progress of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), it’s a tale of ups and downs. We’d all hoped that the scheme would get the industry going much in the same way as the Feed-in Tariff did for solar panels – although we’re keen to see a better long-term plan than was the case for solar.

However up until now we haven’t really had much to get excited about. Delay after delay has a very detrimental effect on an industry. Especially as plenty of customers are putting off installations to see what they will actually be entitled to.

So How Do The Figures Look?

Well the good news is that this week we had an official announcement and a nice set of figures to get excited about. Air source heat pumps will be paid at 7.3p per kWh, ground source at 18.8p per kWh and solar thermal at least 19.2p per kWh hour. The amount of energy installers will be paid for will be based on the renewable energy their household generates. So the performance coefficients are important here; if a heat pump has coefficient of 3.5 it will generate 3.5 units of renewable energy for each unit of electricity it uses. The 3.5 units will be entitled to payments, and the 1 unit of electricity will be discounted.

What about dual heating systems?

The good news is that households who have maintained an existing heating system or installed one in addition (which is not renewable), will still be able to claim the RHI. They will however need to install a meter to ensure that they are only paid for the renewable energy they generate

So Not All Households Will Need A Meter?

If you’re not willing to, or don’t have the space, to install a meter you don’t have to. Estimated figures will be taken from your EPC and green deal assessment to workout how much renewable energy you will generate. If you are interested in installing a meter to get a more accurate payment, you can do this. Plus you’ll receive an additional payment of up to £230.

So The Future Looks Good For Renewables

At Complete Renewables we’re really excited about the RHI. We believe that it will be the boost needed to get the industry going. Heat pumps represent excellent value for money and can save households hundreds, often more, per year. Even without an incentive they are an excellent option for households looking to reduce their spend on energy. With this additional boost heat pumps will surely come to the straight to the front of the queue when it comes to replacing older less efficient technologies.

More information

If you’d like more information on our air source heat pumps, click here. For more information on ground source heat pumps, click here

The full details of the RHI can be found on the Government’s website here



Dimplex A Class Air Source Heat Pump

Dimplex A Class – A Revolution in Heating Your Home

We were very exicited to be invited to one of Dimplex’s road show last week. The reason we were so excited? The new A Class air source heat pump was being unveiled.

Despite the fact that the this are of renewables is one of the fastest growing, plus the fact that there is huge potential for air source heat pumps to fundamentally change the way we heat our homes, there has not been a lot of development in this market recently.

Dimplex have changed all that with the new A Class. This is a heat pump designed specifically for the UK climate. Able to maintain it’s power output throughout our winters and provide the kind of efficientcy previously only seen in ground source heat pumps.

We believe this is a real game changer for the UK market. One of it’s great selling points is that it does what it says it does. Understanding air source heat pumps is not always straightforward. Despite the huge savings they can provide, customers are often put off because of the complexity of the technology. The A Class changes all this. It is now possible to specify and install a heat pump that is able to maintain it’s maximum output through a British winter.

The A Class is due to be launch late September/early October and Complete Renewables will be amongst the first to be registered and qualified installers.

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The Future of Gas Prices

Alistair Buchanan, chief executive of Ofgem has recently warned of ‘rollercoaster’ energy supplies. Buchanan references three main contributing factors; the closure of power plants, decreasing supplies of foreign energy and greater domestic demands.

In fact Buchanan noted that this January the 16th, the National Grid fell short to the measure of around one million homes. An old oil-fired power plant in Fawley made up the difference, however by next year this plant will be closed.

Looking to the future of energy generation Buchanan notes that ‘Wind has … been hit by the financial crisis and it will take time to reach a critical mass; nuclear will not be with us until well after 2020; and carbon capture and storage technology is still in its infancy. So that leaves gas’

Currently gas provides around 30% of our energy generation needs. Looking forward to 2020 this could rise to 60-70%. This will force Britain to ‘compete for it’s gas on a world-wide market’

With all this speculation and uncertainty over gas prices, we’ve noticed an increasingly large number of our customers opting for ground and air source heat pumps. Often these customers also have the option to utilise gas. However after taking a long term view, our customers have opted to avoid exposing themselves to the ‘rollercoaster’ of future gas supplies.

If you’d like more information on reducing your exposure to fluctuating gas and electricity prices call us on 01621 827015