NIBE has added a smaller model to its F2040 range, aimed at new build and smaller properties.
The 6kW joins the F2040 family of heat pumps previously offered in 8, 12 and 16kW. The new pump offers the same product features as the larger units such as compatibility with the VVM320 Indoor Module and SMO range of controllers. NIBE says it is also ideal for complementing other energy sources for hybrid solutions and can be docked with an existing system such as an oil or gas boiler.
Daikin UK has appointed Martyn Ford as National Sales Manager for Domestic and Renewable Heating. He has been with Daikin UK for nearly 10 years and will now focus on delivering the UK sales strategy through installer and specification channels.
Martyn spent 12 years at heating manufacturer Valliant, including a two-year period as a Divisional Manager. He then joined Daikin UK in 2008 as a Sales Engineer for the South West region. In 2014, his role expanded as a Sales Coordinator with the responsibility for specification and contract sale, as well as managing heating for the South West as a Specification Consultant.
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new fan-assisted radiator that works with either traditional or renewable heating systems and delivers a faster heat up time and lower running costs than the equivalent output double panel, double convector radiator.
The i-LIFE 2Slim is available in 1kW and 2kW models and offers a high heat output from 50 per cent less wall space (based on 45ºC flow). Paired with a renewable heating system such as an Ecodan heat pump, and choosing lower design temperatures, the i-LIFE 2Slim can also potentially increases the payments homeowners can receive from the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Representing the best of German engineering, power tool manufacturer FEIN has revamped its entire range of 12V and 18V drill/drivers and impact wrench/drivers for greater precision and power.
One of the biggest improvements to the cordless 12V and 18V drill/driver range is the addition of detachable heads to switch rapidly between drilling, tapping and screw driving applications with the FEIN QuickIN interface. In addition, the new accessories improve precision as the tapping adapter prevents the thread drill from slipping.
Stiebel Eltron UK has launched an app that allows installers and customers to see how a product will look in their home or business.
The augmented reality (AR) app can create a 3D model within any location, projecting a composite view through the user’s phone or tablet camera. This provides a detailed insight into the space required for a product and the visual impact it will have on installation.
Panasonic has unveiled the next generation of its gas-driven VRF heat pump, aimed at providing a comprehensive heating, cooling and hot water solution for large-scale commercial projects.
The company says use of a gas-driven engine reduces the consumption of electricity to just 9% of an equivalent-sized electricity-powered VRF solution, making it ideal for projects where there are restrictions to the power supply, enabling the building’s power supply to be used for other critical infrastructure such IT servers, commercial refrigeration and other building services. The GHP runs on either natural gas or LPG and a single-phase power supply, which reduces the capital cost required to upgrade power substations to run heating and cooling systems.
The new Evo series of ground source heat pumps from Kensa Heat Pumps has received full MCS accreditation, enabling its UK-wide distribution.
The ErP A++ rated Evo series is currently available in 7kW, 9kW and 13kW models, with a 15kW model anticipated for late 2017. Designed for larger new builds and renovation projects, the Evo will supplement Kensa’s Shoebox 3kW and 6kW models, which are aimed at smaller new builds.