Samsung Electronics has launched the EHS Mono R290 heat pump, which will be available from the end of this month.
The EHS Mono R290 has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of three. According to a statement, it provides a consistent supply of high hot water temperature reaching up to 75°C.
The EHS Mono R290 has an enlarged integral plate heat exchanger capable of transferring more heat at once, thanks to a heat transfer area of up to 39% larger, the statement added. It boasts a reliable heating performance, enabling it to deliver a 100% heating performance in temperatures as low as -10°C.
It also enables the production of Domestic Hot Water (DHW) at 70°C when the outdoor temperature is -10 to 43°C ambient temperature without using the booster heater.
Joe Raftery, heating product manager in the UK for Samsung Climate Solutions, said: “We are particularly pleased to be launching this product which represents huge technological achievements in product design. This product demonstrates once again that Samsung has catered to the expectations of the modern consumer by offering them more flexibility in the low carbon heat sources available to them.
“The internal components of the unit have been adapted when compared to a standard R32 monobloc heat pump to support the separation of the R290 refrigerant and the rest of the system. Designed to work seamlessly with R290, homeowners and installers alike will appreciate the ease of operation of this unit.”
The product is available in a range of capacities for varying requirements: 5, 8, 12, and 16-kW. All the units are single fan, but notably, the 5- and 8-kW units are only 850mm in height.
The new range of heat pumps can also be connected to SmartThings Energy. Samsung’s SmartThings Energy is compatible with voice assistants like Bixby, Google Home and Amazon Alexa and a range of devices.
The EHS Mono R290 is also compatible with the EHS Cloud Service and can be integrated with SmartThings Energy, which provides professionals with a wealth of technical data and insights, enabling remote monitoring of the unit as well as energy saving automation, a statement has said.
From automatic reports to malfunction types, and status checks to energy consumption information, the EHS Cloud Service allows professionals to make a pre-diagnosis of potential issues. It also allows for solving minor issues remotely.