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Mitsubishi’s Ecodan gets thumbs up at 2013 Heat Pump Awards

L to R: Will Hawkins, website editor at Heat Pumps Today; Russell Dean, heating sales manager for Mitsubishi Electric; Neil Edmunds, owner of Climate and Power Ltd, and actor and Red Dwarf star, Robert Llewellyn.
L to R: Will Hawkins, website editor at Heat Pumps Today; Russell Dean, heating sales manager for Mitsubishi Electric; Neil Edmunds, owner of Climate and Power Ltd, and actor and Red Dwarf star, Robert Llewellyn.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan air source heat pump range has come out top in the ‘Commercial Air Source Installation of the Year’ category at the 2013 Heat Pump Awards. 

The installation of an Ecodan CAHV heating system into the 700 sq. ft. showroom of agricultural machinery specialist P. Tuckwell Ltd, was praised by the judges as being “a well-planned and energy monitored project that utilises a low carbon and renewable technology to attain the client’s criteria of reducing dependence on fossil fuel and reducing operating costs”.

The judges also commented that “the client’s testimonial indicates that their objectives for the installation are being achieved”.

Installed by Midlands-based Climate and Power Ltd, two 43kW Ecodan CAHV units provide all the showroom’s heating and hot water requirements.

“This was the first installation of the CAHV into such a large showroom and it has been such a success because of the partnership approach with both Climate and Power and P. Tuckwell,” said Russell Dean, heating sales manager for Mitsubishi Electric, who collected the award.

In the Training category, Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan homeowner portal was judged to be an “innovative approach for the consumer,” and a “positive move forward for the industry”.

The portal includes short videos and animations designed to help homeowners understand how to get the best performance from their home heating. The portal is part of the company’s mission to improve understanding of the low carbon potential of air source heat pumps.

“We were delighted to get praise for this as we strongly believe that helping consumers understand how to use renewable technology is key to getting both lower running costs and reducing emissions,” added Graham Temple, marketing communications manager for the company’s heating division.