Residents save with Ecodan

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Published: 08 August 2018


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Low noise levels meant the units could be installed on each balcony
Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan QUHZ air source heat pumps are helping residents of an apartment building to reduce their heating bills.

Bowling Court, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, which is managed by the charity Hightown Housing Association, had previously relied on electric heating and was looking for a new, low cost system. By selecting the 4kW monobloc QUHZ heat pump system and thermal store, tenants are said to be benefitting from low cost heating, efficient hot water production and reliable, renewable heat provision all year round. One resident reported in fall in her weekly heating bill from £35 to £15.
Mark Salmon, Procurement Manager at Hightown Housing Association, believes the installation will prove to be a great investment. He said: “The benefits of the Ecodan system, both short and long term, played a big part in our decision to upgrade the heating system at Bowling Court. Its flexibility, easy operation, low noise levels and, perhaps most importantly, low running costs will prove popular with our tenants at Bowling Court.''
 
Kim Faulkner, Managing Director at Faulkners, a Reading-based installation company with years of experience dealing with renewable technologies, said: “Air source heat pumps are an ideal solution that will help reduce both running costs and emissions over traditional carbon-intensive heating. The Ecodan system is particularly suitable for properties like Bowling Court, which is in an off-gas area.''
 
Finding a system that could reduce fuel costs was particularly important for Hightown Housing Association as it prides itself on being able to assist those who cannot afford to buy or rent a home at market value. Tenants are able to control their heating and hot water via Wi-Fi with Mitsubishi’s MELCloud application; a built-in energy monitoring system which comes as standard with the Ecodan heat pumps. They are able to monitor their energy consumption, set up schedules and timers, get temperature history reports, receive a live weather feed from the Ecodan’s location and share or restrict access to the application. All this helps tenants to better manage their heat and energy usage, lowering their heating costs.

The Ecodan QUHZ also operates with a very low noise output, enabling the units to be fitted on the balcony of all properties.