Climate change is a big issue in the minds of many people. Experts say that “in the space of 30 years, the UK has become 0.9C warmer and 6% wetter.” To some people this may not seem like a big deal, but with these sorts of changes comes big consequences.
The vast majority of UK homes use central heating, which relies on gas and oil-fired boilers. Both gas and oil are fossil fuels that release carbon dioxide into our atmosphere – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
As a means to combat climate change and reduce UK emissions, there are many changes you can make to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. One of these ways is by ditching your gas or oil boiler and switching to a system like an air source heat pump.
Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump From Mitsubishi Electric
The technology used by the air source heat pumps is that which we have all been using for years. It’s how your fridge works, but in reverse! The Ecodan can sit anywhere outside your home, be it in the garden or down the side of your property. All it needs is a connection to electricity and water supply in order to function. It works by taking free and renewable heat energy from the air and upgrades this to provide your home with all the heating and hot water you need.
The Ecodan is designed specifically for UK homes, and can work in temperatures as low as -25 degrees celsius. It has a low sound output meaning it can be situated virtually anywhere outside your home and won’t disturb your neighbours!
Why air source heat pumps are so good
Unlike many other heating sources which give bursts of heat, the Ecodan provides a consistent comfortable temperature throughout your home so it’s always cosy and warm. This also makes it ideal to use with any type of heating system, from under floor heating to traditional radiators.
Like other conventional heating systems, the Ecodan works with a cylinder that distributes the hot water throughout your property. It can be controlled by wall mounted displays, hand held remotes and even through an app on your smartphone.
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The benefits of an Ecodan air source heat pump
Having the ability to easily monitor your energy usage is an important aspect to many. With the Ecodan, Mitsubishi Electric have developed an Energy Monitoring Packs. This can provide you with accurate consumption figures and allow you to track and monitor your usage.
To find out more about our mechanical services and how you can switch to an eco-friendly heating system, call us on 01329 832067 or fill out our online frm.