The Ecodan R290 uses a low global warming potential (GWP) hydrocarbon refrigerant that can achieve Coefficient of Performance (COP) values greater than four in heating mode, means higher heating performance and reduced operational costs. The product is also designed to allow for multiple zone control and to operate quietly.

Manufactured in Livingston, Scotland, the Ecodan R290 has the capacity to provide reliable home heating in extreme conditions too. Even in temperatures as low as -15°C, it can reach a high heating temperature of 75°C, matching that of a traditional gas boiler. Such a capability means that a house can be warmed very effectively, and water can be heated to a high temperature to provide plenty of hot water for a large family.

For a typical household (using Ofgem definition and the recent October price cap figures) running the system at a lower flow temperature would result in greater overall savings; and even more can be gained if the the system integrates solar panels, has access to an agile tariff or uses energy storage via a buffer tank. 

James Chaplen, Head of Product Marketing and Communications for Mitsubishi Electric’s Residential Product Group, said: "The case for heat pumps to be the default technology for home heating and hot water just got stronger. And with that, so has the future for the decarbonisation of home heating.

“By choosing the Ecodan R290, homeowners can reduce carbon emissions, lower energy bills, and create a sustainable way of living while maximising their comfort. This is a great step towards building a greener future, and we're very proud to contribute to this and support the UK government on its way to Net Zero."

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