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RENEWABLE ENERGIES FLOGAS HIGHLIGHTS THE RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS AVAILABLE, HPM GIVES VOKERA’S UNICA I28 THE STEP-BY-STEP TREATMENT AND CTC EXPLAINS Mitsubishi’s video guide Yorkshire barn conversion benefits from an ASHP Mitsubishi Electric has launched a video guide for its range of Ecodan® air source heat pumps to ensure consumers achieve maximum benefits from the system. The Homeowner Portal features several short films which explain the science behind the technology, detail the information required for initial set-up, demonstrate quickly and simply how settings can be changed when needed, and provide answers to frequently asked questions. “We’re providing state-of-the-art heating technology designed and built in the UK, specifically for UK homes,” said John Kellett, heating general manager. “Now we have matched that with a much more modern way of providing guidance on maximising the benefits of the system for our UK consumers.” Accredited Ecodan installers will always programme the system to suit a homeowner’s needs in the first instance. The new video portal ensures consumers will be easily able to change those settings at any time to guarantee their home has precisely the level of heat and hot water required. John added: “The videos are free and very easily accessible. They will help new users become accustomed to the Ecodan system, and provide a useful refresher to existing consumers.” HOW AN ENERGY HUB WORKS A historic 19th century barn conversion located in the rolling country hills of Clapham, North Yorkshire is benefiting from renewable energy provided by the latest air source heat pump (ASHP) technology from Danfoss. Heating and hot water was originally provided by an AGA-style range cooker and oil boiler, with immersion heater back-up and a log stove, due to the property being in an off-gas area. The DHP-AQ heat pump from Danfoss has transformed the barn conversion into a more comfortable living space, while also reducing the family’s carbon emissions. An initial heating survey was carried out by MJ Energy Services and, based on these findings, approved installation company, BritishEco, recommended a Danfoss ASHP. The DHP-AQ 16kW system was identified as the most effective system for providing heating and hot water to the property, because of its high performance and ability to perform consistently at temperatures as low as -20°C. Heating is delivered via radiators, some of which were renewed and extra radiators were fitted as part of the installation. Electricity is supplied to the home via a solar PV system which the owner had installed in 2011. NIBE unveils its full range of domestic heat pumps NIBE Energy Systems has unveiled its new domestic heat pump package solution – including a full range of F2040 air source heat pumps (ASHPs), intelligent control systems and Duplex stainless steel Megacoil hot water cylinders. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme approved F2040 ASHPs are designed to meet 100% of a properties’ heating power demand in the five-16kW range. They feature high-end inverter technology for maximum energy efficiency, reliability and heating output all year round. They are also the perfect retrofit solution, eliminating the need to allocate space for buffer tanks. The F2040 range will include three different outputs (8kW, 12kW and 16kW) to suit individual requirements, with the 12kW available first, from April. For applications with higher output needs, there is also the option to dock units together in a cascade system. The units have been developed to ensure installation is as smooth as possible and come complete with a stand (so they are not affected by snow/leaf build-up) as well as brackets for wall mounting. They also feature a built-in, heated condensate water tray and flexible heated waste water pipe to avoid any system freezing – making them a popular choice for enquiry number 135 buildings in rural or exposed areas. enquiry number 137 49 APRIL 2013 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY enquiry number 136


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