Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new Ecodan cylinder designed to work in hybrid systems where an air source heat pump works in tandem with gas, oil or another heating technology.
The EHPT20X-VM2HB packaged cylinder and FTC-5 fourth generation controller enables switching between the Ecodan monobloc heat pump and an alternative heat source when it is cost-effective to do so.
Compatible with Mitsubishi Electric wireless room controllers, the unit allows installers to decide operating parameters and saved before getting on site, saving installation time. Its control system offers a cascade facility to allow up to six heat pumps to be linked and controlled together – such as in multi-use buildings or multiple properties – enablingthe system to deliver between 5kW and 84kW.
John Kellett, general manager of the company’s heating systems division, said: “This hybrid functionality not only brings the renewable benefits of Ecodan to medium-sized new-build homes, it also means low carbon heating can now become a reality for larger domestic properties and light commercial situations.
“Every development we make with Ecodan is designed to help increase the range and types of buildings that can benefit from renewable heating. This new cylinder and controller make Ecodan ideal for blocks of flats, light commercial situations and properties that have a working oil or gas heating system but still need to meet renewable energy targets.”