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ELCO launches new range of commercial air source heat pumps

ELCO Heating Solutions has added two new models to its AEROTOP range of air source heat pumps, further affirming the company’s commitment to renewable technology.

The new AEROTOP M is available in outputs from 24kW to 48kW, while the larger AEROTOP L can deliver outputs from 54kW to 88kW. All models in the range are reversible and can be supplied with flow and return manifolds for arrangements of up to four heat pumps, while 16 units can be managed by a cascade controller.

The new AEROTOP range features one of the most advanced systems available in the UK market, with an A++ ErP Energy Rating, COPs up to 4.25 and SCOP up to 4.3 – showcasing their sustainability credentials. Plus, the new models feature next generation R32 refrigerant circuits, boasting high seasonal efficiency in both heating and cooling mode, as well as a 70% reduction in Global warming Potential (GWP) compared to R410A refrigerant.

The heat pumps have been specifically designed with commercial use in mind, integrating high quality components for long-term durability, simple installation and maintenance. Units are also quiet running, with brushless DC inverter fans, inverter pump and anti-vibration mounts to limit sound levels to just 55dB, which is the same as a domestic refrigerator.

ELCO has also designed the new AEROTOP models to seamlessly integrate with the company’s high efficiency condensing gas boilers. Such an arrangement allows systems to maximise the new heat pumps’ COPs throughout the year, while also benefitting from the latest boiler technology when outside temperatures drop.

Commenting on the new models, Andreea Manoiu, solutions centre manager at ELCO, said: “We remain committed to sustainable and efficient technologies that can considerably reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. The new heat pumps are designed to provide comfort all year round – offering heating in the winter, as well as cooling in the summer months. They perfectly complement our existing commercial heating range, which already significantly reduces NOx and CO emissions, so we’re sure that they will be a popular addition to our growing portfolio of commercial heating products.”

The AEROTOP M and L models both benefit from an ‘ECO’ mode to achieve maximum cost and energy savings, while maintaining comfortable heating conditions. In addition, integrated weather compensation can automatically adjust the internal temperature of each heat pump to match the external climate, providing consistent heating or cooling setpoints. This ensures the best performance in supplying heating and hot water, while being easily managed through a comprehensive user interface.

Depending on the energy demand, the AEROTOP models can precisely adjust the rotation frequency of the compressors, ensuring longer running times with fewer start/stop operations, quicker heat up times and less fluctuation in operating temperatures.

For more information on ELCO’s range of commercial air source heat pumps, visit


8 June 2021


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