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ARISTON LOOKS AT THE ISSUES THAT WILL AFFECT THE FUTURE OF WATER HEATING, BAXI EXAMINES THE ERP DIRECTIVE, ALPHA TALKS UP SOLAR THERMAL AND XPELAIR EXPLORES THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE SHAPING THE VENTILATION INDUSTRY Anglia Fireplaces has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for Eva Calòr, a range of Italian wood pellet stoves with strong environmental credentials. Eva Calòr has 39 room heaters with ratings from 4-27kw in its range. It also includes ten 15-27 kw boilers, which can provide heat for an entire house or office. The boilers heat by radiation and convection, as well as producing hot water for domestic use. Stuart Vialls, technical director at Anglia Fireplaces, said: “We are excited about being appointed the sole distributor in the UK. We are confident that Eva Calòr’s reliable, stylish range will prove very popular and provide an affordable, eco-friendly heating alternative.” Eva Calòr offers a fully programmable electronic control, allowing users to regulate the stoves to come on at set times throughout the day. A manually recharged mechanical system guarantees that the machine will automatically stop if extreme temperatures are exceeded. Stuart continued: “By optimising the combustion process, the stoves emit large amounts of heat but enjoy very low smoke emissions. They are also inexpensive to run with a 10kg bag of pellets costing in the region of £2.60 a bag and lasting on average eight hours.” RENEWABLES Bringing renewable heating to even more properties Mitsubishi Electric has added to its range of award-winning Ecodan air source heat pumps, with the introduction of three split air-to-water systems offering capacities of 4kW, 7.5kW and 12kW. The new outdoor units link to a dedicated internal hydrobox via refrigerant piping which allows all water piping and connections to be sited internally. The hydrobox, the 7.5kW model and the 12kW model are all manufactured in the UK. The 12kW model can be sited up to 75 metres away from the hydrobox and the 4kW and 7.5kW models up to 40 metres. All three models have been approved under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, which recognises consistency of manufacturing and strict compliance to agreed industry standards of quality. The PUHZ-SW Ecodan units use the company's advanced FTC-4 controller, which delivers hybrid functionality with a gas or oil boiler and also allows up to six Ecodan units to be connected and intelligently controlled together. This cascade facility will deliver up to 72kW of fully controllable heating, making it suitable for multi-use premises such as blocks of flats, for light commercial situations and brings the possibility of renewable heating to larger homes. A sunny outlook for Rinnai solar hot water heating Rinnai says that its solar water heating solutions are designed to offer a blend of eco-friendly technologies, guaranteed to provide a constant flow of hot water, no matter how many showers and baths are in use at the same time. Rinnai UK’s Infinity PLUS renewables range includes solar storage vessels and both flat plate and evacuated tube collectors, each with specific benefits to suit the individual application. Either option will provide years of low-maintenance, low-cost energy for heating water during the summer months - and beyond. Both flat plate and evacuated tubes collectors work best when facing due south. However, evacuated tube collectors will outperform their flat plate counterparts in situations where only east/west facing options are available. Evacuated tube collectors have multiple glass tubes that heat up by absorbing the sun’s energy. The vacuum insulated tube retains most of this heat and the constant profile of the round tube means that the collector is always perpendicular to the sun’s rays, therefore capturing sunlight better as they have a greater active surface area being exposed to the sun at anytime. However, flat plate collectors are perhaps more suited to vulnerable locations because of their exceptionally sturdy and durable build, also consideration should be given to roof integration as flat plate collectors are often more easily incorporated into a roof. Sole distributor for Eva enquiry number 130 enquiry number 128 enquiry number 129 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY AUGUST 2013 39


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