Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new fan-assisted radiator that works superbly with either traditional or renewable heating systems and delivers a faster heat up time and lower running costs than the equivalent output double panel, double convector radiator.
The i-LIFE 2Slim is available in 1kW and 2kW models and offers a high heat output from 50 per cent less wall space (based on 45ºC flow). Paired with a renewable heating system such as an Ecodan heat pump, and choosing lower design temperatures, the i-LIFE 2Slim can also potentially increases the payments homeowners can receive from the Renewable Heat Incentive.
“We’ve entered the radiator market with an advanced and stylish unit which is close to being the smallest on the market,” explains Max Halliwell, Product Marketing Manager for the company’s range of heating products. “Not only that but it delivers class-leading sound levels in night setting and allows heating engineers to offer an advanced option for both new-build and retro-fit.”
At a slim 13cm deep, the 1kW model is suitable for almost any interior. At 737mm wide and 579mm high, the unit is almost half the size of an equivalent low flow temperature steel radiator.
“Weight is also another area where the i-LIFE 2Slim wins hands down over a steel radiator,” adds Halliwell. “This new model uses copper and aluminium and holds about 10 per cent of the water needed for a traditional low temperature steel radiator, which not only drastically brings the weight down but also makes the heat up time so quick.”
A conventional 1kW low temperature radiator would weigh around 48kg when full of water, whereas the i-LIFE 2Slim is just 17.5kg. This makes it easier to install on a wide range of walls and finishes and suitable for almost any property.
The equivalent double panel, double convector radiator can also take up to a quarter of an hour to fully heat up whereas the i-LIFE 2Slim will reach operating temperature within about three minutes. Cool air is drawn into the unit by the highly efficient internal modulating fans which then helps transfer heat from the water supply to the internal heat exchangers and also offer full control of the heated air gently blown around the room.
“These are class-leading models for price and output and we are expecting a lot of interest from both traditional and renewable heating installers,” ends Halliwell.