Vaillant moves into air conditioning market
With a reputation for innovation and service in domestic heating, as well as years of air conditioning experience in Europe, Vaillant is now entering the UK unitary air conditioning market by launching a range of high quality products. In a move that sees the launch of energy efficient high-wall and cassette split systems, the company will concentrate initially on the domestic and light commercial market, before moving into the large commercial and heavy industrial sectors.
The new ranges, Vaillant’s climaVAIR and climaVAIR plus, will be available from April 2006; both will be competively priced and offer high performance, coupled with Vaillant’s comprehensive service back up. The latter will include in-depth technical care and after-sales support from dedicated, expertly trained field-based technicians. The climaVAIR ranges come with a comprehensive warranty package and will be suitable for most types of residential and light commercial installations, including small retails outlets, leisure facilities and offices.
Distribution will be via specialist wholesalers and also through a new direct sales division, created to facilitate direct distribution. Vaillant will aim to deliver products to air-conditioning installers within 48 hours of an order being placed.
Darren Finley, Director of Applied Systems at Vaillant commented: “The UK unitary air conditioning market is very competitive and expanding rapidly. I am convinced that Vaillant’s reputation for excellence in the domestic heating market combined with
the company’s highly-regarded service culture will make a real impact in the air conditioning sector.”
Finley continued: “The winners in the market will be those companies that offer value for money and take a holistic approach to heating, cooling and ventilating buildings. One only has to see how the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is being implemented by the ODPM to appreciate that individual products and systems in buildings can no longer be taken in isolation – the real key to energy efficiency is a balance of all the constituent parts of the heating and air conditioning solution.”
Vaillant, with its five regional training centres, will provide two levels of training: product-only training for specialist air conditioning installers to familiarise themselves with Vaillant’s new systems; and for non-specialists, non-brand specific, air-conditioning technology training, including refrigerant handling.
climaVAIR high-wall range
This is a high specification range using R410A refrigerant and has all the features that would be expected from a premium product, including: A-rating energy efficiency; hot start; dehumidifier; de-ioniser and sleep function. The units have a three-level filtration arrangement - anti-microbial, anti-dust and activated carbon - and provide horizontal and vertical air swing.
The range comprises: five high-wall on-off mono-splits, covering cooling capacities from 2.2 to 6kW; four high-wall mono-split inverters, with cooling capacities from 2.5 to 6.0kW; and two high-wall multi-twin split inverters, with cooling capacities of 5 and 6kW. All inverter models utilise energy efficient DC inverter technology.
climaVAIR plus high-wall range
The climaVAIR plus range has all the features of climaVAIR but also includes movement detectors on the indoor units, enabling them to be motion activated if required for further energy efficiency gains. The range comprises, four high-wall mono-split inverters – two of which have a slimmer design and will be available in 2007. The two models available from April 2006 have cooling capacities of 3.2 and 3.5kW.
climaVAIR cassette range
This range of ceiling cassette units includes mono-split on-off and mono-split inverter units operating with refrigerant R407c. The six models cover cooling capacities from 3.5 to 13.0kW to suit varying specifications. The range includes a remote control as standard with dehumidifier, air swing and sleep function.
A hard-wired wall-mounted controller will be available to control up to 16 mono-split cassette units.
For further details contact Vaillant on 01634 292300 or visit the website at www.vaillant.co.uk.
Vaillant's new climaVAIR plus high wall
split with exterior unit
To contact Vaillant call 01634 292300 or visit the
website at www.vaillant.co.uk