Installers spotlight on heat pumps
See how some installers are using heat pumps and achieving net zero heating in their area.
Jimmy O'Donoghue from Jimmy's Plumbing and Heating Ltd, Cornwall
Jimmy has been installing heat pumps for 13 years and typically fits between 10 to 15 heat pumps a year. He’s now installing our 7001iAW and his customers are enjoying them working quietly in their living spaces.
Jimmy’s advice for anyone wanting to start installing heat pumps:
"The vital thing is that the heat loss calculations must be spot on and you need to have the right accreditations if you want to start fitting heat pumps, ensure you’re covered."
On being MCS registered and dealing with the paperwork:
"Being accredited and registered is so important. Firstly, you have to go through an inspection of your work and then get annual inspections thereafter. We definitely recommend having someone on board who can take the admin side of things off your hands where possible so you can focus on doing what you do best."
Jimmy O'Donoghue on the 7001iAW Heat Pump
Simon Marsh from MI Heating & Plumbing Ltd, Bournemouth
Simon took on his first air source heat pump 3 years ago. This opened his eyes to the possibility of heat pumps and how it could help his business. Now he generally fits 5 to 6 heat pumps a year, typically in large, highly insulated, new build homes.
Simon’s advice for anyone wanting to start installing heat pumps:
"I would encourage installers wanting to break into the air source heat pump market, to learn more about the system as a low technology unit – a lot of installers I have spoken to seem to misunderstand this aspect.
‘Through adding air source heat pump installs to your portfolio there are opportunities to be part of the journey to go green and there is a better opportunity with business growth."
"The 7001i was really easy to install with a sleek looking outdoor unit. Additionally, the unit itself is really quiet."
Simon Marsh on the 7001iAW Heat Pump
Ready to start your heat pump journey?
If you’re feeling inspired and want to broaden your business offerings, we’re here to support your journey from start to finish.
Join our online introduction to heat pump webinar to learn more about heat pumps and see if its right for you and your business. Our webinars are free and in the evening.
Book now in any of our UK based training centres for hands-on experience of our units - understanding all the features and benefits, specification, installation and servicing.
Being MCS certified demonstrates to your customers that you install to the industry-expected level of quality every time. MCS provides assurance and access to Government funding.
Start your journey with us to become a MCS heat pump installer or designer.
Not MCS certified?
We can still support in unlocking government grants and extended guarantees.
If MCS isn’t right for your business right now, you can use our third party MCS umbrella scheme – they’ll handle the design, training and MCS accreditation paperwork to enable your customer to apply for government grants.
Contact our pre-sales team to find out more: 0330 123 3366 then option 3 for low-carbon and renewable products.