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The Benefits of Ecodan

Heating homes with Ecodan air to water heat pumps is now a viable and credible alternative to traditional methods and can help to combat rising energy bills through greater efficiency.

By using an Ecodan to provide space heating and hot water, it is possible to reduce a home’s CO2 emissions and running costs.

Ecodan uses inverter-driven heat pump technology to harvest and upgrade free, renewable energy from the outdoor air to deliver heating and hot water, even in temperatures as low as -25°C.

For every 1kW of electrical input energy, Ecodan harvests and upgrades renewable heat from the outdoor air to provide the home with an average of at least 3.2kW of heat output

Outstanding benefits:

  • Energy monitoring as standard
  • Meets NZEB regulations
  • Improves energy use leading to lower running costs and CO2 emissions
  • No gas supply, flues or ventilation, therefore poses no carbon monoxide risk
  • Low noise levels – Ecodan has achieved the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark

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How Ecodan Air to Water Heat Pumps Work

Air to water heat pumps use electrical energy and take low grade heat energy from the outdoor air, to heat refrigerant which in turn heats water for domestic use and space heating.  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.

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The operation of a heat pump is similar to a refrigerator – but in reverse. This process is known as the vapour compression cycle and the following is a more detailed explanation.

At the beginning of the first phase the refrigerant is a cold low pressure liquid.

  1. The refrigerant passes into the evaporator and heat energy from the outside air passes over the evaporator causing the refrigerant to increase in pressure and change to a warm vapour.
  2. This warm vapour then enters the compressor where its temperature increases as a result of the compression process and turns into a hot gas.
  3. The hot refrigerant gas is then condensed as it passes across one side of a plate heat exchanger. The heat is transferred to the cooler side (water side) of the heat exchanger, and this is transferred via the primary water circuit to heat up the water tank inside the property. As the temperature of the refrigerant decreases the state changes from a gas back to a cool vapour.
  4. Despite dropping in temperature, the cool vapour still has a high pressure and to reduce this pressure the vapour passes through an expansion valve. This causes the pressure to drop and the temperature lowers, returning the refrigerant to its initial state of cool low pressure liquid.

This process is repeated

It is only the refrigerant that passes through this cycle; the water is heated as it travels through the plate heat exchanger. The heat energy from the refrigerant passes through the plate heat  exchanger to the cooler water which increases in temperature. This heated water enters the home heating circuit and can also be used to provide domestic hot water via a hot water cylinder.

To download the Mitsubshi Ecodan Air to Water Heat Pump Brochure please click HERE

What Makes Ecodan

Heat pump technology has been around for decades. This means just like many items of household technology, developments, tweaks and improvements are constantly being made, either to enhance the user experience or to provide improved operational performance.

Ecodan is now in its 5th generation (FTC5), having been continually developed and improved upon to ensure the best experience for the end user and the installer. We have learnt that having a good heat pump isn’t enough – the service, support and add-on features are equally important in delivering the solution.

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What makes Ecodan unique:

ErP A++ Energy Label
Our entire Ecodan heat pump range has been rated at A++

MELCloud Wi-Fi Control
MELCloud is a major investment from Mitsubishi Electric to allow us to offer fast and easy mobile control and monitoring of the Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan system from anywhere in the world

SD Card Commissioning and Logging
All settings can be pre-loaded on to the SD card and then simply inserted on site during commissioning.  The SD card then logs performance data to help with fault finding

Energy Monitoring
Energy monitoring comes as standard on all Ecodan FTC5 models.

Hybrid Control
This enables Ecodan to work seamlessly alongside existing heating systems to help reduce initial investment and deliver run cost savings

Quiet Mark
A unique accolade from the Noise Abatement Society given to technologies with best in class noise levels

MELSmart
Engineers on the phone and on- site helping you to design systems, fault find and service  systems

Ecodan FTC5 Cylinder Range
Improved cylinder performance and faster heat up times through the use of plate heat exchanger technology.

There are so many choices for consumers and installers when investing in a new heating system and Mitsubishi Electric aims to provide complete support and service from start to finish.

Simply put: Not all air to water heat pumps are the same

air to water heat pump

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Outdoor Heat Pump Units

Our range of Ecodan monobloc air source heat pumps includes 5, 8.5, 11.2 and 14kW sizes.

Now with the ability to cascade up to six units of the same output, Ecodan monobloc systems offer a capacity range from 5 through to 84kW. Designed to suit a wide number of applications, these models offer a viable solution for the varying requirements that domestic and small commercial applications demand.

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Key Features

  • Self-contained unit, only requiring water and electric connections
  • No need for gas supply, flues or ventilation
  • Single phase power supply with a low starting current (3 phase available for 14kW)
  • Low maintenance and quiet to run
  • Operates with outside temperatures as low as -20ºC
  • Multiple unit connection
  • Hybrid function, for use with conventional boilers
  • Optional 2-zone energy efficient space heating control
  • Available as a standalone, packaged or semi packaged system
  • Cascade function for multiple unit control
  • Energy monitoring as standard
  • Coastal protection models available (-BS)

Application Examples
The vast majority of homes
Small Retail Outlets
Dental / Doctor’s Surgeries
Public Sector / Commercial Buildings

ecodan air source heat pump

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Indoor Heat Pump Cylinders

The packaged cylinder offers a highly adaptable heating solution for retrofit or new build.

Designed specifically by Mitsubishi Electric to integrate with the Ecodan monobloc air to water heat pump range, the cylinder provides improved performance and faster heat up times through the use of plate heat exchanger technology. Fast commissioning via an SD card and energy monitoring functions are now included.

air to water heat pumps install

Key Features

  • Simple graphical control
  • Optional 2-zone energy efficient space heating control
  • Sleek modern design
  • Compatible with Mitsubishi Electric wireless room controllers
  • Pre-plumbed and wired for faster installation
  • Hybrid function, for use with conventional boilers
  • SD card commissioning
  • Energy monitoring as standard

 air to water heat pump controller

FTC5 Controller – with Energy Monitoring

Mitsubishi Electric’s fifth generation  controller (FTC5) includes intelligent room temperature control as standard. This together with advanced weather compensation ensures the system delivers efficient, comfortable heating regardless of the season. FTC5 now  also includes energy monitoring showing consumed and produced energy.

Ecodan FTC5 Heat Pump Cylinders

The range of Ecodan FTC5 cylinders offer a highly adaptable heating solution for retrofit or new build.

Designed specifically to integrate with the Ecodan airto water heat pump range, the cylinders provide improved performance and faster heat up times through the use of plate heat exchanger technology. With the addition of our patented Scale-Stop
Technology, these main elements help to ensure optimal performance and years of reliability.

1. Plate Heat Exchanger (PHEX)
Ecodan FTC5 has enabled all Mitsubishi Electric pre-plumbed and packaged cylinders to be supplied with an external plate heat exchanger, replacing the traditional internal coil of the cylinder

This advanced technology, until now more often associated with commercial systems, provides an increase in performance over our previous generation Ecodan FTC4 systems. Significant gains in efficiency and cylinder heat up times have been achieved.

 heat pump heat exchanger

2. Scale-Stop Technology
Some areas in Ireland are prone to hard water and this makes appliances that heat water susceptible to scale build up, leading to a decreased performance and efficiency losses.  Using our advanced Scale-Stop Technology Mitsubishi Electric has overcome this problem, ensuring the long life and performance of the external plate heat exchanger.  Using unique and patented mechanisms, Scale-Stop Technology removes the potentially harmful calcium carbonate from the water, ensuring the long life and operational efficiency of the plate heat exchanger.

 air source heat pump cylinder

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MELCloud Remote Access

MELCloud is a Cloud based solution for controlling your Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan heating system either locally or remotely by PC, Mac, Tablet or Smartphone via the Internet.

Key Features

Remote control of:

  • Hot water and heating functions
  • Frost protection
  • Holiday mode
  • 7 day weekly schedule

View electrical energy consumed and heat energy produced
Operation mode reports
Live weather feed
Compatible with Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry operating systems

 air to water heat pump control

Key Control and Monitoring Features

Turn system on/off

See status of each of your heating zones & adjust set points

See the status of your hot water cylinder & boost remotely

Live weather feed from Ecodan location

Holiday mode – Set system parameters while away

Schedule timer – Set 7 day weekly schedule

Frost protection – Set system to run at minimum temperature

Error code status

For a demonstration of Mitsubishi Electric’s MELCloud visit: MELCloud.com and click ‘Login’

 melcloud air to water heat pump

To download the Mitsubshi Ecodan Air to Water Heat Pump Brochure please click HERE