Dimplex Renewables has launched A-Class, the next generation of high efficiency air source heat pumps capable of delivering full heat output at air temperatures down to -7ºC and a maximum flow temperature of 65ºC.
With the long awaited launch of the domestic RHI finally imminent, A-Class is packed with features which optimise system efficiency and reduce running costs to add commercial value for installers.
Made in the UK and designed specifically to maximise year-round heating system efficiency in a UK climate, it is fully operational at temperatures as low as -15ºC and outperforms the Heat Emitter Guide with a maximum flow temperature of 65ºC – unlike many heat pumps which can only heat water to 55ºC.
A-Class also offers impressive CoPs including 4.7 at the industry standard testing level (air 7ºC, water 35ºC) and a staggering CoP of 2.7 at air 2ºC, water 55ºC.
It includes market-leading Copeland ScrollTM compressor technology, intelligent heat recovery and is designed with MIS3005 in mind – which means there is no need to oversize systems. Simple to use controls with up to four heating zones provide easy operation for home owners too.
Clare Campbell, product marketing manager for Dimplex Renewables, said: “With energy bills continuing to rise and the RHI set to come into force in spring, heat pumps are becoming an increasingly attractive home heating solution.
“A-Class is a genuine market-leading product in terms of performance and a significant development for the air source heat pump market. It will enable home owners to benefit from improved efficiency, lower running costs and reliable performance together with the financial incentives on offer through RHI.
“Even at 55ºC water flow temperature, it outperforms the Heat Emitter Guide’s assumed SPF for 35ºC, which goes some way to demonstrate the performance of this product.”
To help installers, A-Class comes in a range of pre-packaged options, carefully specified for both new build and existing homes, with everything needed for a quick and hassle-free installation. Packages include the new Dimplex EC-Eau Smart hot water cylinders, Dimplex SmartRad low temperature radiators and high performance solar thermal panels for complete renewable solutions.