Heat pump experts ready to help explain Renewable Heat Incentive benefits

Mitsubishi Electric is using the Greenbuild Expo (7-8 May 2014, Manchester Central) to help anyone interested in renewable heat pumps to understand how they can benefit from the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) this spring – whether for domestic or non-domestic projects.

The company will use its stand (D5) to showcase how its Ecodan® range of air source heat pumps can be used to provide a constant, comfortable level of heat to a building whilst lowering running costs and reducing carbon emissions.

The market-leading Ecodan range qualifies for the RHI scheme, which has been designed to reduce the payback period for both commercial and domestic heat pumps and encourage more people to adopt low carbon heating systems.

It will see commercial building owners, landlords and individual homeowners receive a quarterly payment – which can amount to hundreds of pounds, for up to seven years for domestic installations and up to 20 years for non-domestic buildings.

Ecodan systems are increasingly being used in schools, showrooms and offices that need to demonstrate an effective level of renewable heating, as well as in thousands of homes across the country from new build to solid brick Victorian buildings that have been thermally insulated.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Heating General Manager, John Kellett, said: “Greenbuild is one of the UK’s leading sustainable refurbishment and building events, covering everything from energy management and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates.”

Ecodan heat pumps are available in individual units from 4kW to multiple systems up to 688kW, with the ability to work in tandem with other heating technologies. Kellett explains:

“RHI has been planned so that it produces a long term and sustainable growth in the use of renewable technologies. It also makes the case for heat pumps much stronger, especially against carbon-intensive and expensive technologies such as oil, LPG and direct electric.”

Further details on the comprehensive range of Ecodan heat pumps are available at the company’s website: www.heating.mitsubishielectric.co.uk.

More information about the two-day event can be found on the Greenbuild website: www.greenbuildexpo.co.uk .