The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme which is a requirement for any company which commissions renewable heating products, such as heat pumps.
MCS is also an eligibility requirement for the Government's financial incentives including the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This means that if you don't deal with a fully MCS accredited company to commission your heat pump then you could miss out on thousands of pounds of government incentives.
Benefits of MCS
MCS demonstrates the quality of products and competence of installers in the renewable technology sector, below are just a few of the benefits of going through an MCS accredited installer.
Added consumer protection
Access to financial incentives, like the Renewable Heat Incentive
Easier compliance with Building Regulations
Why Choose to Work With Alto Energy
At Alto Energy we take pride in our MCS compliance. For every single project, we carry out the following:
An MCS standards compliance review by the Managing Director
A full technical appraisal by the Technical Director
Inspection and commissioning by one of our expert Alto Energy engineers
Director sign off of Handover Pack to ensure completeness
Depending on what type of customer you are, there are further benefits of choosing Alto Energy as your partner:
Plumbing & Heating
Housebuilder or Developer
If you are a Homeowner or Self-Builder, by choosing Alto Energy as your heat pump partner, you will choose decades of experience designing and commissioning heat pump systems.
We provide you with access to our UK network of skilled installers, to ensure that the installation work is completed to the highest quality.
You will also choose a company that is MCS accredited, ensuring you get access to the generous Renewable Heat Incentive payments. Earn up to £1,500 per year for air source or up to £4,000 per year for ground source heat pumps.
Furthermore, we provide comprehensive ongoing aftersales service, including free technical support, parts and labour warranty and annual servicing through our team of employed engineers.
If you are a Plumbing & Heating Installer, you will no doubt encounter customers who would benefit from upgrading their antiquated oil and gas heating systems to modern, efficient heat pump technology.
Maintaining MCS is onerous, and if you’re only doing a handful of heat pumps a year it doesn’t pay to acquire and maintain the accreditation.
By working with Alto Energy through our MCS umbrella scheme, you and your customers will get access to our MCS accreditation.
We handle all the design work, supply you with the specialist equipment and commission the heat pump, whilst you install the heat pump with our free training and technical support.
Furthermore, your customers will get access to the generous Government grants.
If you are a Housebuilder or Developer, you could make your homes even more attractive to potential buyers by installing a low-running cost heat pump, as opposed to an oil or gas central heating system.
Not only that, but with Government plans to ban boilers in new build homes by 2025, it makes sense to incorporate heat pumps into your developments right away!
Heat pumps provide a total heating and hot water solution, therefore completely replacing the need for a boiler.
By choosing an MCS company like Alto Energy, we are able to provide the complete handover pack including an MCS certificate and sign off heat pump through Building Regulations. It is also a requirement of the NHBC warranty for the heat pump to be installed by an MCS installer.
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So whether you are a homeowner, a self-builder, an installer or a developer, working with Alto Energy is always going to be an excellent choice. We will ensure your project is designed right, is supplied with high-quality products that deliver reliability and efficient performance, and crucially provide you with an MCS certificate. You will also ensure you have access to any applicable grants, as well as complete MCS compliance and Building Regulations sign off.