Customers benefit from wider choice as Bublshop becomes first UK distributor for Hisense

Air source heat pump distributor, Bublshop, has become the first UK distributor to sell products from Hisense HVAC, the heating and air conditioning arm of international electronics giant, the Hisense Group.

Bublshop recently added Hisense to the list of manufacturers it represents

Based in Dorset, Bublshop has been distributing air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and other sustainable heating solutions across the UK since 2013, recently adding Hisense to the list of manufacturers it represents.

More consumer choice

Hisense HVAC operates across Europe (primarily in Italy, Germany, Spain and more recently in France), where heat pump uptake is much higher than in the UK. Heat pumps in the Hisense range are efficient, reliable and technologically advanced, delivering heating and hot water quietly and sustainably down to temperatures of -25°C.

Richard Barras, managing director at Bublshop, commented: “We’re really excited to be working with Hisense. The addition of an entirely new range of ASHPs to the UK market brings more choice at a wider range of price points for our network of approved, MCS-certified heat pump installers working across the country – and that can only be good news for the industry.

“Hisense’s ASHPs are efficient and reliable and can fully replace an existing oil or gas boiler. They can also work in tandem with solar panels and battery storage systems for a truly sustainable solution, plus they can be controlled remotely.

Tick all the boxes

Talking with REI at last week’s InstallerSHOW Richard explained how important it is that consumers can be confident in their choices for home energy. With over 10 years’ experience in delivering sustainable heating products, Bublshop has a network of MCS-qualified heating engineers across the country who respond to homeowner enquiries working closely with them to determine the right solutions. “We only stock high-quality products our team would confidently install in their own homes and these tick all the boxes!”

With the UK currently falling behind on ambitious government targets for heat pump installations increasing numbers of installers are needed to meet the growing demand. Both Hisense and Bublshop share a commitment to supporting heating engineers through both training and early installations, offering help with specifying, commissioning, servicing and maintenance.

Installers who are new to the sustainable heating industry or have experience working with other ASHPs can attend a Hisense course at Bublshop’s training centre in Dorset and larger organisations may have the opportunity to access free-of-charge training at one of Hisense’s European facilities.

A perfect match

Kevin Lucas, operations manager at Hisense HVAC UK, adds: “We are pleased to have signed an agreement with Bublshop to be our first UK distributor and we look forward to be working with the team to develop the Hisense HVAC brand. Bublshop are an ideal match for Hisense HVAC as they have an established record in the supply of heat pumps and can provide both pre and post-sales support.”

All Hisense ASHPs are MCS-certified by KEYMARK and meet Ecodesign efficiency requirements.