MCS Heat Pump Commissioning and Sign Off Service

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) heat pump commissioning and sign-off services.

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MCS Heat Pump Commissioning and Sign Off Service

At Cool Energy, we specialize in providing top-notch MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) heat pump commissioning and sign-off services. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your heat pump system is installed, commissioned, and certified to the highest standards, guaranteeing optimal performance and energy efficiency.

What is MCS?

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a quality assurance standard for renewable energy technologies in the United Kingdom. It ensures that renewable energy systems, such as heat pumps, meet rigorous criteria for installation, performance, and environmental impact. MCS certification is essential for accessing government incentives, such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and for demonstrating compliance with building regulations.
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Our Services

  • Professional Commissioning: Our MCS-accredited engineers will meticulously commission your heat pump system according to MCS standards, ensuring all components are correctly installed and calibrated for optimal performance.
  • Thorough Inspection: We conduct comprehensive inspections to verify that your heat pump system meets all MCS requirements, including efficiency, safety, and environmental criteria.
  • Certification Process: Once the commissioning process is complete and your system passes all necessary inspections, we handle the paperwork to obtain MCS certification for your heat pump system, saving you time and hassle.
  • Sign-Off Service: Our team will guide you through the sign-off process, providing all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with MCS standards and regulatory requirements.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise: Our team consists of MCS-accredited engineers with extensive experience in commissioning and certifying heat pump systems.
  • Reliability: We are committed to delivering reliable and efficient services, ensuring that your heat pump system operates at peak performance for years to come.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing exceptional service and support throughout the commissioning and certification process.
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Cool Energy's air source heat pumps are revolutionizing the way we heat our homes. Not only are they more efficient than traditional heating systems, they also offer a clean, renewable source of energy that is cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
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Why choose an air source heat pump
from Cool Energy?

As a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited company, we know what it takes to provide you with an efficient system that effectively heats a home, whilst also keeping running costs low.

We are here to provide the perfect heating package, meticulously tailored to each home. You also benefit from one point of responsibility – we will carefully design everything – for complete peace of mind.

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Bespoke heating design

Seamlessly integrating the air source heat pump for your needs.

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MCS accredited supplier

We design MCS compliant renewable systems that qualify for government grants.

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Commissioning support

Cool Energy's Engineers attend site to support commissioning and the ASHP system handover.

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Long warranty

Our Cool Energy air source heat pumps are covered by a 3-5 year warranty when commissioned by Cool Energy.

I’m interested in installing an ASHP,
what are the next steps?

Send us a copy of your project plans online or by email for a bespoke quote.

Air Source Heating FAQs

Is my property suitable for an air source heat pump?

Providing the property is well-insulated, an air source heat pump is likely to be suitable. Insulation is really important because it prevents heat escaping, enabling the heat pump to work efficiently at lower flow temperatures.

The levels of insulation in new build properties, and generally those built in the last 10 years, are likely to be suitable for an air source heat pump. Older properties will require insulation upgrades like loft, cavity wall and glazing improvements.

I don't have access to mains gas - could a heat pump be a suitable alternative?

A heat pump could be a particularly cost-effective choice if your property doesn’t have access to mains gas. This is because for every unit of electricity the heat pump uses, it typically outputs three times the amount in heat energy. You can expect a heat pump to be more efficient and cheaper to run than an electric-only heating system or an LPG boiler.

Can air source heating be installed in an older building?

Yes, it can, providing that the insulation is being improved – ideally as close to current build regulations as possible. This enables the air source heat pump to work efficiently and keeps running costs low.

Does my property need to be well-insulated to have a heat pump?

Insulation should be up to modern Building Regulation standards to ensure the heat pump both effectively and efficiently heats the property.

What are the incentives of buying an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump is a low-carbon, efficient renewable technology. A big benefit is that it offers a cleaner and greener way to heat a home – no fossil fuels.

Aside from their eco credentials, air source heat pumps are also eligible for a £5000 grant through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Are air source heat pumps noisy?

No. An air source heat pump makes less noise than the flue of a gas boiler. NIBE ASHPs are the quietest on the market thanks to their Owl Wing Technology.

What are the maintenance processes and costs?

An air source heat pump should be serviced yearly to maintain the warranty and to ensure the system is working as it should be. The cost of an annual service can be found on our service page.

How can I ensure my air source heat pump is running efficiently?

Making sure your air source heat pump system is set up correctly and maintained will ensure that its efficiency is maximised, keeping running costs low and improving your impact on the environment.

When using an air source heat pump system, make sure to bear the following steps in mind:

  • Before considering an air source heat pump, ensure the property is well insulated to reduce heat losses and allow the heat pump to work effectively producing low temperatures. Ideally, insulation should be as close to current building regulations as possible.
  • Air source heat pumps work at peak efficiency when gathering lower temperatures over a longer period of time. They are set up and controlled very differently to a boiler. One of our Field Engineers will ensure that the heat pump is set up appropriately during the commissioning visit.
  • Ensure the ASHP is serviced annually and in line with recommendations by the manufacturer.
  • Check that nothing impedes the flow of air into your ASHP vents.
  • Make sure that the pressure gauge on the unit falls within the correct range as specified by the manufacturer.

What does MCS stand for?

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme or MCS is often described as the renewables equivalent of Gas Safe. You will need your heat pump system to be MCS compliant if you wish to benefit from any government grant, like the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Do I need planning permission to install an air source heat pump?

In the majority of cases an air source heat pump does not require planning permission, falling under Permitted Development in line with MCS020. Obviously, it is important to check this before getting started!

If the property is listed, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Conservation Area, planning permission will be required.

Are heat pumps compatible with underfloor heating?

Yes! Heat pumps are at their most efficient when operating at lower temperatures, making this technology a perfect partner for underfloor heating (UFH), which operates at a much lower flow temperature than radiators.

Heat pumps can still be used in conjunction with radiators, but the radiators would need to be oversized in order to heat the property adequately.

How much space do I need for an air source heat pump?

Not much! The air source heat pump unit is fitted outside of the property. You will need some space inside for the domestic hot water cylinder, buffer tank and the other components.

For heat pumps up to 12kW, you need a footprint around the same size as a standard hot water cylinder – similar to a large airing cupboard.

Do Cool Energy heat pumps come with a warranty and how long do they last?

Yes. Our heat pump systems come with a 3-5-year warranty when commissioned by a an Cool Energy Installer.

Do heat pumps work in cold weather?

Yes. Heat pumps work effectively year-round.

The top 15m of the Earth’s surface maintains an average year-round temperature of 12ºC.

Air source heat pumps extract available warmth from passing air rather than from the ground. In theory they should be able to extract useful energy from the outside air down to temperatures as low as -15°C. The storage cylinder provides both domestic hot water and a boost of heating energy in the coldest weather.

Can I use my heat pump 24 hours a day?

Yes, absolutely. It’s the most efficient way.

What's the best place to position my air source heat pump?

We would recommend positioning an air source heat pump in a location that minimises the pipe and cable runs from the heat pump into the plant room.

You will also need to be mindful of its proximity to bedroom windows, the requirements of permitted development/planning permission, and sound assessment (MCS020) results.

We take care of all of this as part of our air source heat pump design.

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