Bosch Commercial and Industrial, heating and hot water appliance manufacturer, has confirmed its entry into the UK air conditioning market with the launch of a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) range. 

Each of its new high-efficiency systems deliver heating and cooling simultaneously for domestic properties through to large commercial buildings; ultimately offering an efficient way to manage heating and cooling comfort.

The Bosch Climate 5000 VRF, which forms part of the VRF offering, boasts a wide scale of outputs ranging from 8kW to 200kW. Designed to maximise energy efficiency, the heat recovery system boasts an Energy Efficiency Rating rating of 7.0 at 50 per cent load (8HP) and a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating of up to 8.0. Each module’s ability to provide continuous heating whilst simultaneously performing a defrost cycle enables performance at temperatures ranging from -20°C to 48 °C.

Each new system can be managed by a central controls system; the Bosch VRF Intelligent Manager not only controls up to 1,024 units individually, but also enables energy consumption for every unit to be monitored using a smart phone, tablet, or PC. This ultimately helps to inform the best use of energy saving modes and is particularly useful for organisations wishing to charge tenants in line with consumption. An SMS service linked to the system is also available, which will send a report text message should a unit fail.

Geoff Hobbs, business development director at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, said: “Consultants, contractors, architects and specifiers within the building services industry are increasingly faced with the challenge of recommending and installing flexible heating and hot water systems with the ability to maximise efficiency. With this in mind, we’ve taken the decision to introduce a VRF system which offers maximum heating and cooling comfort efficiently, and on a large scale.”