20 April 2022
Toshiba Carrier UK (TCUK) has rolled out the latest generation of its high-performance ESTIA air-to-water heat pumps operating on lower GWP refrigerant R32.
Four models are available in the ESTIA range, spanning capacities from 4 to 11kW, with larger capacities available soon, all with reversible operation to provide cooling as well as heating, if required.
At the heart of ESTIA is Toshiba's award-winning twin rotary compressor, which contributes to the system's outstanding energy efficiency rating of A+++. The compressor enables the heat pump to continue supplying hot water to the heating network even during exceptionally cold weather, delivering water at 62°C when outdoor temperatures fall to -25°C. At the other end of the temperature scale, ESTIA can continue producing DHW at exceptionally high outdoor temperatures (43°C) to deliver maximum running cost savings.
At the heart of ESTIA R32 is Toshiba's award-winning twin rotary compressor
David McSherry, head of sales at TCUK, said: "With its top A+++ efficiency rating and ability to continue operating in low ambient temperatures, ESTIA provides a superb solution for homeowners or small businesses looking to replace less efficient units. For installers, ESTIA is quick and easy to install on site, and Toshiba’s renowned reliability means a long working life, backed by our excellent warranty.”
For gas boiler replacement projects, Toshiba offers a space-saving wall-mounted hydro-module with a choice of 150l, 200l or 300l capacity external cylinders. For use in new-build projects, an all-in-one floor-standing hydro-module with an integrated 210 litre tank provides a super-compact solution for both heating and DHW storage.
To ensure continuity of operation at extreme low ambient air temperature during winter, ESTIA is equipped with an integrated back-up electrical heater (3, 6 or 9kW) to maintain heating and hot water production at all times.
As part of the ESTIA roll-out, TCUK recently opened a new heat pump showroom to demonstrate the system’s capabilities, equipped with working systems. The facility enables customers to see the full range of ESTIA options, including outdoor condensing units, DHW storage systems, hydro-modules and the company's all-in-one solution containing both storage vessel and hydro-module, ideal for use in newbuild properties.
Supporting the opening were members of the local Sale Sharks rugby team, for which Toshiba is this season's Big Screen Sponsor. Players in attendance included Aaron Reed and Jean Paul Du Preez.
The showroom enables customers to see the full range of options in the ESTIA range