Monday, 5 December 2016

Creating Space And Money With A Smith's Space Saver

Smith’s Environmental Products has a great solution for kitchens with limited wall space, the Space Saver. Fitting neatly into the plinth of a kitchen unit, Space Saver eliminates the need for conventional radiators.

This neat appliance has great benefits for retailers:

  • Aiding design conundrums and offering greater design freedom by creating increased wall space for cupboards, appliances and worktops in kitchens and utility rooms
  • The opportunity to generate further income from increased furniture/appliance sales Greater customer satisfaction from resulting designs

A highly efficient fan convector*, Smith’s Space Saver is available in hot water, electric and dual fuel versions in a range of outputs suitable for kitchens up to 63m3. In addition, a boost setting makes the appliance very controllable, offering the opportunity for a rapid heat injection to warm a room quickly.

Minimalist design and seven grille colour options, including chrome and brushed steel, mean that Space Savers are discreet and can be co-ordinated with appliances or furniture.

Space Saver is offered with a 5 year guarantee for everyone’s peace of mind.

*Independent tests by BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) show that fan convectors are at least 24% more energy efficient than a panel radiator in heating up a room.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Best Partner For A Heat Pump

Smith’s Environmental Products is calling for specifiers and installers to pair heat pumps with its high-quality fan convectors to achieve the most effective and efficient heating solution for domestic and commercial heat pump customers.

Fan convectors are designed to work well on low temperature heating systems. As an example, a SAP* calculation using the combination of air source heat pump and fan convector in a new build property should show around a 12% reduction in running costs.

Offering an easy-to-fit, compact and cost-effective alternative to radiators or underfloor heating on both ground and upper floors, Smith’s fan convectors use forced air convection to ensure that rooms heat up more quickly than with heat emitters reliant on natural convection. This also delivers a more even heat spread to the area.

British-made, Smith’s fan convectors are connected to a wet central heating system in the same way as radiators, yet operate with just 5% of the water content of a radiator leading to much faster response times.

The extensive Smith’s range includes models suitable for homes, offices, schools, libraries, hospitals, churches and many other buildings. Recessed, floor, wall and ceiling mounted options offer flexible siting opportunities, and each unit comes with a five-year guarantee.

*Source – Standard Assessment Procedure calculation.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Hydroflame From Smith's Still Makes The Grade

The Hydroflame® from Smith’s Environmental Products is the answer to landlords and procurement managers seeking to provide attractive and practical heating within a social housing context. Designed to look like and replace a gas fire, the Hydroflame® provides reassurance for landlords who would otherwise shy away from the ongoing maintenance liabilities of a gas fire. It eliminates the risk from Carbon Monoxide (CO), reduces installation time and costs and uses simple fan convector technology to connect to the existing central heating system without the need for a flue.

Smith’s Sales and Marketing Director, Jim Bennett, comments, "We continue to shout the benefits of the Hydroflame® with our public sector clients. It’s pre-wired and simple to install and because it connects to the central heating system, it does not require its own independent gas supply. It can be used in any type of property and no minimum room size applies. The Hydroflame® can be installed anywhere, does not require a specific CO detector as no CO is produced, and it is cost-effective both in terms of initial outlay and also annual maintenance."

From a technical perspective, the Hydroflame® works by drawing in cool air and the heat is produced from the water within the central heating system itself. This means there are no flue gases produced and so no flue is required. It also means that the fan convector doesn’t require any special ventilation and can operate as part of the ‘whole house’ central heating or to provide an extra boost of heat on cold days. It also functions as a single heat source when the entire central heating doesn’t need to be switched on.

Operationally, to use the Hydroflame® couldn’t be easier. Possessing easy action rocker switches which are clearly labelled, they are simple to use by all tenants, including the elderly or disabled. Equally useful is that although the Hydroflame® still looks like any other focal point fire, with a cosy flame-effect glow, it has no live flames or hot coals. As a low surface temperature heat emitter, this can prove advantageous in homes with young children or older people and consequently should be considered in other domestic settings, such as care homes and nurseries.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Smith's Eco-Powerad Is The Small Smart Choice

The Eco-Powerad from Smith’s Environmental Products looks like a radiator, installs like a radiator, is priced like a radiator and uses the same pipework and boiler as a radiator but it is in fact a fan convector with a much greater heat output than a radiator of the equivalent size. It’s the perfect solution for any installer looking to provide high levels of heat in a room that would otherwise require two radiators or where low surface temperature heat emitters and low running costs are essential.

Providing warmth from the floor upwards, which is the ideal heating pattern, the Eco-Powerad fan convector is up to 31% more efficient than an equivalent output radiator and will operate effectively on wet central heating systems whether driven by boilers or low temperature renewable technologies such as heat pumps. Fan convector technology allows the central heating system to operate at temperatures as low as 35°C, enabling heat pumps to run at their higher efficiencies and to generate SAP improvements of 7.5% over traditional radiators.

Smith’s Sales & Marketing Director, Jim Bennett said, "As far as an installer is concerned, the Eco-Powerad installs just like a radiator using the same pipe work and valves but is less than half the weight and takes up a much smaller footprint making it easier to handle in both existing and new developments. It’s more attractive than an ordinary panel radiator and very easy to use. We are seeing Eco-Powerad installations in a range of applications, both domestic and light commercial, and we will be investing in the product in the next twelve months to improve its offering further."

Fan convectors require connection to a wet central heating system and an electrical connection to run the fan. Hot water from the central heating system passes through the heat exchanger transferring its heat to the aluminium fins. Cooler air is drawn in by the fan and heated as it passes over the heat exchanger before being expelled gently back into the room. This gives a more even temperature and will heat a room in much less time than a traditional panel radiator.

For the end user, the Eco-Powerad fan convector is very simple to operate. It will switch on and off automatically with the central heating system. With the addition of thermostatic radiator valves, the Eco-Powerad provides efficient room temperature control. Each model includes a low temperature cut-out thermostat (LTC), which prevents the product operating until the water temperature reaches a pre-set temperature, which is usually 35ÂșC.

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