The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for heat pumps & solar thermal

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme or MCS is often described as the renewables equivalent of Gas Safe. Although MCS is currently not a pre-requisite for installing a renewables system, it is an absolutely necessity if a homeowner wants to claim an income from the heat produced by the system under the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a grant through the Renewable heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme or apply for Green Deal funding.

All relevant Nu-Heat heat pumps and solar thermal panels have MCS approval.

Up until 22nd October 2013 older (legacy) systems could still apply for the RHI/RHPP.  However, it is no longer possible to obtain an MCS certificate for older systems and new installations will have to be registered within 10 days of being fully installed and commissioned in order to qualify.

The ability to install renewable technologies under the MCS banner will provide an ideal opportunity to expand your business into a new and growing area of the market, and Nu-Heat can help you achieve this.

For more information contact your Account Manager on 01404 549770.

Gain without pain – Nu-Heat MCS support for installers

Nu-Heat knows that the effort and time involved in becoming MCS registered and then providing the paperwork for every renewables installation can be something that many installers do not enjoy, so we have come up with some support options:

For MCS registered installers

  • MCS compliant quotations
  • Planning permission qualification for ASHP through MCS020 permitted development rights and advice where needed as to what will be required by the local authority for planning permission
  • A comprehensive system Handover Pack containing as much of the relevant paperwork as possible to reduce the amount of time spent in the office. This includes:
    • A full set of installation manuals
    • Bespoke mechanical and electrical drawings
    • Full heat loss calculations
    • Customer energy summary document and star rating
    • Full commissioning documentation
    • Product warranty certificates
    • Health & safety information
    • Customer User Manuals

For installers without MCS registration

All of the above plus…

  • A commissioning support package that allows you to install the equipment to our criteria before a fully qualified and MCS registered Nu-Heat engineer thoroughly checks that the installation meets all of the MCS requirements before signing it off.
  • Production and issue of customer’s MCS certificate
  • System handover to the homeowner (if required)

Nu-Heat firmly supports MCS accreditation, viewing it as a positive direction for the renewables industry, allowing installers to make the most of the increasing opportunities of this growing market and purchasers of renewables systems the peace of mind that it has been installed to a high standard.

For more information contact the Sales Team or your Account Manager on 01404 549770 or 0800 731 1976.

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Our product videos are a great way to show your customers how each of the technologies you install work and integrate and as a Nu-Heat Registered Installer you have the opportunity to use our videos by embedding them into your own website.