Vaillant moves into UK air-conditioning market

Vaillant has launched a range of split air-conditioning systems onto the UK market, which includes high-wall units and ceiling cassettes.
Vaillant is entering the UK air-conditioning market with a range of energy-efficient high-wall and cassette split systems. Well known for innovation and service in domestic heating, Vaillant is initially concentrating on the domestic and light-commercial market, before moving into the large-commercial and heavy industrial sectors. The ClimaVAIR and ClimaVAIR Plus ranges are described as offering high performance and competitive prices, with comprehensive back-up from Vaillant. Target projects include small retail outlets, leisure facilities and offices. The ClimaVAIR high-wall range uses R410A and has an A-rating for energy efficiency. Features include hot start, dehumidifier, deioniser and sleep function. These units have three levels of air filtration and provide horizontal and vertical air swing. A range of models provide cooling capacities from 2.2 to 6 kW. All inverter models use DC inverter technology. The ClimaVAIR plus range has movement detectors on the indoor units, enabling them to be activated by people moving. The range of ceiling cassette include mono-split on–off and mono-split inverter units. Six models cover cooling capacities from 3.5 to 13 kW. Remote control, dehumidifier, air swing and sleep function are all standard. Distribution will be via specialist wholesalers and also through a new direct sales division. Darren Finley, director of applied systems with Vaillant, says, ‘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.’
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