Completely redesigned to meet the needs of specifiers, installers and homeowners, and representing one of the widest ranges on the market, Hitachi is launching its expanded Yutaki air source heat pump product range at this year’s Ecobuild (Stand No. E3264).
Utilising common components, common outdoor units and simplified design to benefit both end users and installers, the extended line-up includes a total of 70 new models which are more compact for small installation spaces and are lighter weight for easier handling. The introduction of common components and controllers streamlines product training requirements, reduces the need for carrying multiple spares, and lowers installation and maintenance time. Performances have also been improved, with higher COPs, better seasonal efficiencies and higher capacities.
Yutaki-S has a new 6kW outdoor unit as well as three indoor units (4.5kW, 6kW and 7.5kW) to suit the heating and domestic hot water requirements of small to large properties and is ideal for both new build and renovation projects.
All-in-one Yutaki-SCombi also includes a new 6kW model, plus an innovative solar version with integrated 260L domestic hot water (DHW) tank, with solar coils designed specifically to be ‘ready to use’ with solar panels.
High temperature Yutaki-S80, which generates domestic hot water at up to 80oC, has been completely redesigned and now includes two specific indoor units to be used either standalone (with top pipe connections) or with an optional 200L or 260L domestic hot water (DHW) tank, with rigid pipe connections to the rear of the unit.
Monobloc Yutaki-M, which requires no indoor space, now shares many of the same components and controllers as the splits in the range for simplicity of installation and maintenance. All Yutaki models can be supplied with a new Cooling Kit accessory to enable both heating and cooling modes.
A new multi-function wired remote control is common to all Yutaki models – meaning a single menu for all Yutaki products with a dedicated installer view, wizard start up configuration and a more intuitive menu for quick and simple commissioning. The alarm history is also logged to assist engineers with troubleshooting.
Talking about the benefits for end users, Andy Hooper, UK Heating Manager, Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning Solutions said, “Yutaki has some of the best seasonal performance (SCOP) figures on the market, many models are A+++ efficient and the new wired and wireless thermostats are simple to use with weekly timers, holiday modes and a favourite button, so it’s a great product range for homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills as well as their impact on climate change.”
Available for delivery from April, all Hitachi’s Yutaki air source heat pumps are MCS approved, eligible for the domestic and non-domestic RHI and have domestic hot water (DHW) Legionella Protection and a five-year warranty as standard.