Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS is proud to announce the launch of its latest addition to the Yutaki family of air source heat pumps (ASHP), which extends the Yutaki-S split system product line-up.

The new Yutaki-ST is an all-in-one compact indoor unit which provides heating and domestic hot water up to 60oC and comfort cooling – perfect for European Summer weather conditions.

Available from 2HP~6HP (single and three-phase) with capacities from 2.3kW to 17.8kW – with either a 200L or 260L integrated stainless steel hot water tank – there’s a size to suit every home from compact bungalows to large detached properties.

Using energy from the outside air and transforming it into heat, every 1kW of electricity used to power the A-rated heat pump is capable of providing up to 5kW of energy in a well-insulated home – helping to reduce heating bills by up to 60% and cutting CO2 emissions by up to 75% compared to traditional boiler-led systems. In keeping with its ‘green’ credentials, the Yutaki-ST ASHP utilises environmentally-friendly R410A refrigerant.

Yutaki-ST combines a 600mm wide, floor standing unit – which can easily be accommodated in a standard kitchen or utility room layout – with a separate outdoor unit. The clever, compact indoor unit design reduces installation space by around 70% compared to a stand alone boiler and hot water tank set up, perfect for home owners looking to save valuable space inside their home.

It’s also a great choice for installers; all Yutaki-ST components are factory wired and pre-installed – saving around 8 hours on an average installation – and is priced at approximately 18% cheaper than an equivalent separate water module, tank and 3-way valve.

A redesigned flow meter allows Yutaki ST to control the water flow for maximum efficiency of operation, and a new LCD controller displays heating, cooling and hot water capacities, water flow (for easier commissioning and servicing) and – when connected to a power meter – will also show energy consumption to give the home owner a clear indication of where energy is being used.

“This is just one of a range of new products we are launching in 2014 and we’re delighted it’s now available all around Europe” commented Rodolphe Jacson, European Product Manager at Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe. “With clear benefits to both homeowners and installers, we expect the new Yutaki-ST to be very popular in the UK and right across Europe.”

Photo: Hitachi Yutaki-ST