MCS approved products satisfy rigorous and established European and International standards. In addition to laboratory testing, the product manufacturers also must undertake factory production control audits to show that they have the management systems in place to support the quality production practices and demonstrate the products at the end of the production line are of the same quality as those that are tested.
The scope of this MCS product certification scheme is limited to single heat pumps up to a 45 kW output, it covers :
- Heat pumps with electrically driven compressors designed to provide space heating (and domestic hot water) ;
- Gas-fired absorption air-conditioning and/or heat pump appliances.