Renewable heating market leader Dimplex has welcomed the launch of the new MIS 3005 heat pump installer standard.
Created with input from a number of industry bodies across a range of sectors, MIS 3005 aims to bring clarity and improve performance in three key areas highlighted in the results of the Energy Saving Trust’s field trial of heat pumps, published last autumn.
With practical guidance on the correct sizing of heat pumps, the right choice of heat emitters and how to achieve adequate heat yield from ground collectors, the new standard seeks to tackle some of the issues which have caused problems for heat pump installations in the past.
Chris Davis, business development director at Dimplex Renewables, says: “The new standard is a great piece of work that will help make working with heat pumps more accessible to more installers – and that has to be good news for the industry.
“We believe the resultant improved efficiencies will be good for the growth of the market, both in terms of inspiring confidence in the technology and in terms of really delivering the substantial carbon savings of which heat pumps are capable.
“MIS 3005 supports everything we at Dimplex have been saying for years about heat pump system design, and we are now looking at how we can best incorporate the new standard into our Logic Certification-approved installer training courses and our customer service.”
The new standard can be downloaded in full from the MCS website at www.microgenerationcertification.org. For more information on Dimplex’s renewables training courses, please visit www.dimplexrenewables.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.