Dimplex’s new EC-EauTM range of heat pump hot water cylinders offers mains pressure hot water with eco-credentials, with low running costs, reliable hot water and fantastic flow rates, for a wide range of domestic and light commercial installations.
Manufactured from a high proportion by volume of recycled materials, the heat pump cylinders offer the same efficiencies as the rest of the EC-Eau range, with every aspect of manufacture and performance designed to minimise environmental impact.
Available in capacities from 125 to 300 litres, the range has been specifically sized to match the requirements of Dimplex heat pumps for optimal performance, although the cylinders are suitable for use with a wide range of heat pumps.
For heat pump systems where space is limited, the range includes heat pump cylinders with integrated buffer tanks; these are available in capacities from 125 to 210 litres, all with a buffer capacity of 75 litres.
The design features a corrugated heat exchanger to give a large surface area, maximising the transfer of heat generated from renewable energy to the stored water for optimised heat pump efficiency and reduced running costs.
The cylinders incorporate a number of other clever design features to hold onto as much low carbon warmth as possible. 60mm of CFC/HCFC-free foam injected insulation gives excellent heat retention, minimising heat loss and energy consumption. It is completely void free, including the insulation around immersions and thermostats, and exceeds CHESS ‘best practice’ standards for standing heat losses.
Recessed immersions and thermostats reduce energy wastage, while a side hot water draw off connection (rather than top) minimises heat losses through the top of the cylinder. And to further reduce the range’s carbon footprint, the tough black outer casing is made from 100 percent recycled materials.
The cylinders feature an inner vessel with a 25 year guarantee, manufactured from premium grade duplex stainless steel for low maintenance, which is stress- and corrosion-resistant for long cylinder life, plus it is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifespan. All models in the range include an immersion for high temperature sterilisation and back up heating.