Keeping cool under pressure
Vaillant has supplied a four cassette, two performance wall-mount and one pro wall-mount air conditioning system for design agency RJ Design in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Jason Allen of Vaillant specified the design, while Mansfield Cooling Services installed the equipment, providing a total cooling output of 42kW.
The installation came about following the summer’s hottest months, where the steel framed building design with aluminium-constructed roof, meant that temperatures were often unbearable. This, in conjunction with the heat generated from the numerous printers and computers during the day, made the environment uncomfortable for both management and staff.
RJ Design had previously attempted to manage the problem by using any means possible, which included leaving 12-foot balcony doors open. This merely served to mask the problem and created additional problems with the wind blowing paperwork around.
Rob Walker, Managing Director at RJ Design, said: “Due to the steel frame design of our building, we needed a system that would be able to cool our design studio, meeting room and finishing areas. The overall system that Vaillant provided has worked extremely well and covers every space in the office. I can safely say that the whole project, alongside Vaillant’s after sales service, has had a positive effect on my workforce.”
Christopher Reynolds, Studio Manager at RJ Design, commented: “At times during the summer, the heat can become insufferable, which really had a negative impact on our work and morale. Since the introduction of Vaillant’s air conditioning system, the only problem we have now is who controls the temperature in the studio.”
The climaVAIR performance high-wall inverter controlled heat pump system is part of the climaVAIR high specification heat pump range. All use energy-efficient, non-ozone depleting R410A refrigerant, and have all the features that would be expected from a premium brand, including: A-rating energy efficiency; hot start; dehumidifier; de-ioniser and sleep functions.