A new app helps push true value of heat pumps
For all properties being built, sold or let, you now need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which provides details on the energy performance of the property and shows what can be done to improve this performance.
For the renewable heating sector, an EPC report also forms the basis of determining how much financial support the homeowner could be eligible for under the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Yet in some situations, EPC reports are failing to correctly acknowledge the efficiency of renewable heating and give a negative rating of 1 or 2 stars against the ‘Water Heating’ element, which is simply incorrect for a well-designed and fitted heat pump.
This can send a mixed message and contrasts starkly with the ‘Main Heating’ section, which portrays the correct rating for heat pumps with 4 and 5 stars.
That is why a new, simple tool has been designed to make the process easy to use and more precise.
The app is free for installers and simply asks for the Ecodan unit and cylinder that is on the site, with a given flow temperature range.
It will then produce the exact information required and give the correct hot water rating.
All of the information is easily obtainable from the commissioning documents that the homeowner will have been given post their installation.
And all you need to do to obtain the app is email the Ecodan technical team.
To continue reading the next segment, Education
(Another aspect of the EPC report in relation to heat pumps is education for home buyers who have heat pumps installed (both new build and retrofit) visit: https://les.mitsubishielectric.co.uk/the-hub/heat-pump-epc
Tel: 01707 282480