Dimplex provides support for new heat-pump standard
Dimplex is helping installers get to grips with a new installation standard for heat pumps that came into effect from February 2012. Chris Davis, business-development director with Dimplex Renewables, says, ‘We believe MIS 3005 is a positive move for the industry and will help heat-pump systems deliver the consistently high performance that’s needed to encourage the uptake of renewable heating in the UK.’
The company has been running seminars around the country to give installers an overview of the standard and how it will affect their work. Support is also offered through Dimplex’s design service, which has been extended to include everything needed to comply with the new standard.
MIS 3005 aims to ensure heat-pump installations achieve the efficiencies of which they are capable by giving guidelines on the specification of the various elements of a system, including heat emitters and ground collectors, as well as the heat pump itself.
The standard requires a detailed heat-loss calculation, which Dimplex now includes as part of its service. The company will also recommend a suitably size heat pump and hot-water system for a given installation and, if applicable, will size ground collectors.
The heat-emitter guide of MIS 3005 uses a star rating system to show the efficiency of the proposed system. Dimplex’s design service will work out the star rating for a project and recommend suitable heat emitters for maximum efficiency. Finally, Dimplex will provide the efficiency calculation that is required.