TSG Building Services is to install Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pumps in over 800 homes in Oxfordshire, as part of a £9m project
It’s claimed the heat pumps have been chosen to replace the electric storage heaters currently in use to offer residents more affordable heating and hot water.
“This contract award underlines our company’s ability to make a real impact in the rapidly developing market of environmental technologies,” said John Holloway, Contracts Director for TSG, responsible for the Renewable Energy sector of the company.
“Our installers have all completed Mitsubishi Electric’s training programme and have built a high level of expertise in this area. Our engineers are also attending training in order to provide technical support.”
The contract has been awarded by Cottsway Housing Association, the largest local Registered Provider (RP) in the West Oxfordshire District.
Simon Thompson, Senior Surveyor for Cottsway said: “Fuel poverty is a real concern for us and a major issue for many of our tenants. The heating systems currently in use in these homes are inefficient and expensive to run. We wanted to replace them with a system that would provide a comfortable and efficient alternative for our tenants, but at a more affordable cost.
“Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan air source heat pumps meet the specifications laid down for the job. Replacing electric storage heaters with air source heat pumps will not only help lower our tenants’ energy bills, but will also help us to substantially reduce our carbon footprint for these homes.”
The project is set to run over a four year period and each install will take approximately five days to complete.