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Article Date: 11th March 2013

Mitsubishi Electric - Renewables Specialist Selects Ecodan® & Hydrobox

Air Source Heat Pumps - Heat Pumps - Renewable Heating

Mitsubishi House

In a move that demonstrates his complete confidence in Mitsubishi Electric’s air source heat pump technology, renewables specialist Warren Gray has installed an Ecodan® and Hydrobox heating system in his own home.

Mr Gray, owner of Northumberland-based Northburn Solar, a company specialising in renewable technology has chosen an 8.5kW Ecodan unit to provide heating and hot water to his three bedroom home in Cramlington, Northumberland.

The house was previously fitted with a 10-year-old gas system which was proving to be both inefficient and costly to run. With many years’ experience in the industry Mr Gray had a wealth of knowledge to draw on to select the best product for the job.

“I’ve worked with renewables for a long time and know a thing or two about how they perform,” he said. “I didn’t want to compromise on efficiency or performance and certainly didn’t want to incur prohibitive running costs.”

“Fitting it was very straightforward with my existing solar thermal hot water cylinder. The 8.5kW Ecodan and Hydrobox do the job beautifully and have helped to reduce my carbon output too.”

The Ecodan unit is fitted to the outside wall of the property from where it harvests renewable, low grade energy from the outdoor air. This energy is upgraded and used to heat water supplied for Mr Gray’s domestic use and to the radiators within his home.

The Ecodan packaged Hydrobox is designed specifically to integrate with a third party cylinder. It is highly adaptable and works equally well whether installed as a retrofit, or in new builds.

The system comes pre-wired and pre-plumbed which made fitting both quick and easy for Mr Gray, who carried out the installation himself.

The new system is controlled by a Mitsubishi Electric FTC-3 controller which makes operating the system extremely simple. Included as standard, the intelligent, self-learning room temperature control has a simplified graphical user interface that allows homeowners to check a room temperature at a glance.

The inclusion of advanced weather compensation also ensures that the heat pump delivers a consistent, ambient room temperature all year round, regardless of the season.

“I’m really happy with the new system; my house is always at a comfortable temperature and we have plenty of hot water, and if energy bills rise as much as they are predicted to do, my pocket will be very happy too,” said Mr Gray.

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