Mitsubishi Electric has launched the Ecodan air-source, heat pump boiler which, it says, is more efficient than a conventional condensing boiler at providing heating and hot water in domestic situations.
In a conventional, gas-fired boiler, 1kW of input energy provides less than 1kW of output energy or heat. In comparison, the Ecodan boiler converts every 1kW of input energy into an average of 3.6kW of output energy. Mitsubishi says this translates into an average 10-30% reduction in running costs compared with gas. Mitsubishi says the unit is straightforward to install and requires only an in/out water and a single-phase electrical connection.
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