As our long established Hi-Spec and Economaire heaters now hand over the baton, what will the Johnson & Starley warm air heater line-up be from 2018 onwards?
In 2013 we launched our highly successful range of WarmCair condensing warm air heaters, along with our market leading QuanTec range of boilers that can be connected to our warm air heater emitter range the Aquair. These units are highly efficient, giving customers significant savings on running costs and will meet all future eco-design regulation requirements, future proofing our market leading products and giving warm air a strong footing for the coming years.
What are the benefits of these two condensing options?
Let’s look first at our increasingly popular boiler / warm air heat emitter, the QuanTec and Aquair package. You might be thinking, what is a warm air heat emitter and how does it work?
It’s very simple, it’s a cost effective and efficient way of replacing an existing warm air heating system with a wet system boiler and a heat emitter which enables you to still utilise the existing warm air ducting via the Aquair.
The Aquair takes water from the boiler, and passes it through a heat exchanger which has a fan blowing across it. This forces the warm air out into the original ducting. Simple isn’t it?. The boiler can be sited away from the Aquair making installation easy and if one of our combi boilers are used you can also do away with the hot water storage tank and save space.
What is even better is that because all the gas work is contained within the boiler, the gas engineer does not need to be warm air qualified to install it.
Our Regional Sales Management team will be happy to assist engineers on their first warm air installation to familiarise them with the product, although it is a pretty straight forward installation to undertake.
Should you chose to use our flagship model the QuanTec HR28C you will be installing the most efficient boiler on the market, so providing a very cost effective and incredibly efficient heating system for your customer. The QuanTec HR28C has Integral Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery system all in a standard size combi case. This also means that you can comply with the new building regulations that come out in April 2018 without having to add any other measures such as weather compensation. You don’t have to just use a gas boiler either, The Aquair will work equally well with an electric boiler so if you are replacing electric warm air, this could be the ideal solution.
If you want to go with a full condensing warm air heater, then our WarmCair range is going to be the ideal choice. With heat only options from 19kW up to 46kW in both up and down flow models, there is a replacement for just about every standard efficiency warm air heater. The WarmCair DW range of combined warm air heating and domestic hot water go from 10kW up to 20kW. Again, our Regional Sales managers will be happy to advise on installation. We also run free training courses at our HQ in Northampton should you wish to attend one.
Finally, both the warm air options are compatible with our Cleanflow electronic air filtration system, which can remove airborne particles down to 1 micron from the atmosphere, including cigarette smoke. We have had many customers who have reported how this has helped with allergies to pollutants such as dust and pollen.
So warm air heating is still ‘Hot Stuff’, providing almost instant warm up times, but with no need for radiators taking up wall space.