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17 Jan 2011 04:01:29

Ecodan in deal with British Gas

Release date: 12 November 2010

Ecodan® now CERT-funded in deal with British Gas

Mitsubishi Electric has announced that the Ecodan® range of residential air source heat pumps is now CERT (Carbon Emissions Reduction Target) funded meaning that all equipment installed and working before 31 March 2011 will be eligible for an average rebate of £500.

"The actual amount that can be claimed will depend on the size of the property and the type of heating being replaced but it could be anything from a couple of hundred pounds for a small flat to around £1,400 for a large house replacing solid fuel," explains John Kellett, general manager of the company's domestic heating systems division.

The one-off payment is made directly to the home owner, housing association, or landlord and can apply to any domestic property. Higher levels of funding are available to those in priority groups such as the elderly and those on benefits with young children.

Ecodan is the only air source heat pump with an approved Ofgem carbon score and this can now be used for the CERT funding scheme in a partnership between British Gas and Mitsubishi Electric.

The home heating system has quickly established itself as one of the most efficient and effective low carbon alternatives to gas and oil heating. The Ofgem carbon score is based on extensive field trials that were also scrutinised by a UKAS approved test facility.

During the live trials, Mitsubishi Electric accumulated the equivalent of eight years of monitoring data which Kellett believes was instrumental in achieving the carbon rating and the partnership with British Gas.

"We have proved that Ecodan can cope efficiently through the worst of the British winter and will deliver year-round reductions in both carbon emissions and fuel bills over all traditional forms of heating," adds Kellett.

The CERT programme has been in existence since 2008 and has focused largely on improving the energy efficiency and insulation of UK homes. The target is all about reducing carbon dioxide emissions and obliges the energy companies to take steps that ensure the amount of carbon from homes is reduced.

"To help the country move nearer to achieving the targets, the energy companies are all now looking at renewable technologies such as Ecodan and I am delighted that we now have this partnership with British Gas," ends Kellett.

For further details on CERT funding for Ecodan units, please contact us.

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