From small flats to large detached houses, and from an office block to a school, Ecodan offers an alternative choice to traditional heating systems. Ecodan is a reliable, sustainable heating technology and able to provide efficient space heating and hot water all year round.
Like any heating system, Ecodan works effectively in properties with high levels of thermal efficiency. Where possible we recommend undertaking basic improvements in existing properties such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing, before installing a heat pump.
Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Heat Pump
The Ecodan heat pump range is suitable for small to large applications. Using proven 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 5kW to 960kW
- MCS approved
How Does The Ecodan Heat Pump Work?
Mitsubishi Electric’s heating systems use heat pump technology to provide heating and hot water where required. Our heat pumps require only a small amount of electricity to harvest, upgrade and move heat from one location to another.
To achieve this a vapour compression cycle is used, which has the ability to move heat from one space to another.
The efficiency of a heat pump is known as the Coefficient of Performance or COP. This is a ratio of the heat delivered to power consumed. The technology inside the heat pump is similar to any domestic refrigerator, which uses the vapour compression cycle.
The main components in the air source heat pump are the compressor, the expansion valve and two heat exchangers (an evaporator and a condenser.
- Compression – Refrigerant vapour is raised in pressure and therefore temperature.
- Condensing – This hot pressurised refrigerant vapour is then passed through a condenser, where it liquefies and gives off useable heat that can be delivered to a building by either air or water.
- Expansion – Liquid refrigerant is then allowed to expand, which lowers its pressure.
- Evaporation – The low pressure liquid then expands and absorbs naturally occurring heat from the environment (this can be from the air, water or ground) and in doing so changes back to a vapour, which is then passed to the compressor for the cycle to start again.