Going from Coal to Air Heat Source Pump and PV's using ECO4 grant scheme

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  • Pec123
    Pec123 Posts: 47 Forumite
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    Thank-you.

    Images to follow of amended Documents. Please see the attached documents (next post) where this mistake has been amended and as you have put above the heating SCOP is 4.14.

    Quoted SCOP for hot water is so low because this value of 1.75 is a fixed value they are unable to change this as this is the MCS standard.

    Based on a 170 litre hot water cylinder with a start temperature of 50⁰C and get the cylinder up to 65⁰C it will require a energy input of 2.97kw so the figure generated by the heat loss software would appear to be accurate.

    They have reviewed the hot water pdf and there seems to have been a error in the software they have had to delete it out the software and start again please see revised pdf.

    From Mitsubishi they have been informed it is normal for their Ecodan heat pumps consume around 0.7kw/hr per day in standby.
  • Reed_Richards
    Reed_Richards Posts: 4,164 Forumite
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    edited 3 November 2023 at 3:03PM
    Pec123 said:
    Thank-you.

    Images to follow of amended Documents. Please see the attached documents (next post) where this mistake has been amended and as you have put above the heating SCOP is 4.14.

    Great
    Pec123 said:

    Quoted SCOP for hot water is so low because this value of 1.75 is a fixed value they are unable to change this as this is the MCS standard.

    This wasn't a fixed value when I had my heat pump installed by an MCS installer in December 2020. So if that is true now then something has changed.  My SCOP for hot water was 2.89 (assuming I heated the cylinder to 50 C using a flow temperature of 55 C).

    Pec123 said:

    From Mitsubishi they have been informed it is normal for their Ecodan heat pumps consume around 0.7kw/hr per day in standby.
    Mine consumes about 0.25 kWh per day in standby.  So from my perspective 0.7 kWhr per day seems a bit high but not drastically so.  That's something like 20p per day just to keep the thing ticking over.
      

    Reed
  • Pec123
    Pec123 Posts: 47 Forumite
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    The Forum is having trouble uploading my latest data images.

    I wonder if there are any AHSP's that have weather compensation curves for the temperature flow as UFH does?

    I wonder if Octopus Energy do ECO4 grants I will have to contact them on Monday as the company we have chosen so far has a Trustpilot score of 3.2 and Octopus Energy Trustpilot score of 4.8. I can see why our company 2, score is low just due to the calculations they made as demonstrated in this thread. I wonder how many companies to go through during this process with? I feel things have to be correct before, during and after the install starts.
  • Reed_Richards
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    edited 4 November 2023 at 8:59AM
    Almost all ASHPs have Weather Compensation and this applies equally to radiators as it does to UFH.  When the heat loss from your various rooms was calculated then it was assumed that there was a particular outside temperature, typically a few degrees below zero.  If it's milder than that outside then the heat loss will not be so great so you don't need your radiators to be so hot as the 45 C (input flow), or whatever you end up with.  For your heat pump to be operated most economically it's important that you use Weather Compensation.

    Edit:  The outside air temperature is assumed to be -2.18 C so that's the air temperature when the input flow to the radiators needs to be 45 C.  If it's colder out you'll need the flow to be hotter, and you have some headroom.  If it's warmer out you don't need the flow to be as hot.

    One of the figures in the chart says you are heating your hot water cylinder with water at 45 C (under "Primary and Auxiliary Heat Sources").  Your heat pump will be capable of 55 C or more.  Ask them to change the 45 C to 55 C and I bet that makes your SCOP for hot water go up.  It looks like your installers don't have a good understanding of the software they are using so if there's a wrong number somewhere they don't spot it.   
    Reed
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