A heat pump is a device that draws heat from the outside and transfers it into your house to provide space heating and domestic hot water.
There are two kinds of heat pumps; air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Ground source heat pumps which use bore holes or thousands of meters of plastic pipe buried in the garden tend to be expensive to install and less popular in Ireland.
Air Source heat pumps are booming in popularity due to their simplicity to install, cost effectiveness and ease of maintenance.
An air source heat pump (ASHP) is usually placed outside at the side or back of a property, and takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. This heat is then used to heat radiators or under-floor heating systems and hot water in your home.
- Reduce heating costs by typically 40-50% if you are using oil or LPG;
- Reduce your maintenance costs;
- Reduce your carbon footprint;
- Simple to integrate into your existing heating system;
- Highly compatible with other renewable particularly solar hot water and PV;
- Operates down to -20C;
- Proven technology already well established in other EU countries.
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is a refrigerant based system, like your refrigerator at home.
The system can absorb low grade heat from the air, and raise its temperature efficiently to be suitable for space heating and/or hot water.
Ecodan is an air source heat pump system and can provide water temperatures of up to 60°C (without backup electric heater) in ambient temperatures as low as -25°C*.
The Ecodan heat pump range is suitable for everything from a small domestic to a large application.
Using proven inverter driven heat pump technology to deliver effective, low carbon heating and hot water, Mitsubishi Electric’s award winning Ecodan systems provide a simple, renewable solution that rivals traditional heating systems:
- Helps achieve renewable energy targets;
- Capable of reducing running costs and CO2 emissions;
- Easy to design, install and maintain;
- Fully scalable and can work independently or in conjunction with other systems;
- Optimised systems from 4kW to 688kW.
For every 1kW of electricity fed into an Ecodan heat pump unit (i.e.the outdoor part of the Ecodan heating system), you could get at least 3kW of heating energy. The overall system efficiency and energy savings will depend on the comparison with your current heating system, satisfactory system design and installation, and operational settings i.e. how you use the heating system.
MELCloud is a new Cloud based solution for controlling your Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan systems either locally or remotely by PC, Mac, Tablet or Smartphone via the Internet.
Set up and remote operation of your Ecodan heating system via MELCloud is simple and straight forward.
View and control your heating and hot water from anywhere in the world:
- Holiday mode;
- Set up of 7 day weekly schedule;
- Temperature history reports;
- Live weather feed at location of Ecodan;
- Compatible with Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry operating systems;
- Works on any PC / Mac / Tablet or Smartphone;
- Share / restrict access and control of the Ecodan system.
All you need is a wireless connection in your home or building where the Ecodan is located and an internet connection on your mobile or fixed device. To set up the system, the router and Ecodan Wi-Fi interface needs pairing and this is done simply and quickly via the WPS button found on all mainstream routers.