Mitsubishi Electric has hailed the success of Manchester’s Greenbuild Expo (8-9 May) as proof that interest in low carbon heating is just as strong in the north as it is in the south of the UK.
The heat pump manufacturer had already reported increased interest from both commercial and residential sectors at London's Ecobuild in March and was pleased to see a similar level at Greenbuild.
“We were particularly impressed by the quality of the enquiries at our stand over the two days of Greenbuild which disproves any notion that the sluggish economy is dampening down interest in renewable heating,” explained John Kellett, General Manager of the company's Heating Division.
“I think people have realised that modern heat pumps really do offer a viable, cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of heating and we have seen a healthy increase in Ecodan® sales.”
Thousands of Ecodan units have now been installed across the UK from the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Wight, and Kellett believes that the number and quality of enquiries at shows like Greenbuild demonstrates the appetite for heating systems that can reduce both running costs and carbon emissions.
“As developers and building operators realise how flexible heat pumps are to design in and use, and how reliable and low maintenance they are, we are starting to see this convert into sales,” he added.
Mitsubishi Electric used its presence at Greenbuild to highlight the many benefits of installing sustainable heating systems to new and existing properties – both commercial and residential.
Ecodan systems are increasingly being used in schools, showrooms and offices that need to demonstrate an effective level of renewable heating, as well as in thousands of homes across the country from new build to solid brick Victorian buildings that have been thermally insulated.
Ecodan has led the domestic heat pump sector for more than four years and is now being specified in more and more commercial buildings as owners and developers realise the benefits air source heat pump technology can offer.