Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe Announces New Highly-affordable, Premium-efficiency Splits

Specifying an air conditioning system for small to medium spaces has always presented something of a dilemma to installers and specifiers alike but, with the latest additions to the Utopia range of split systems, there is now an affordable solution.

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has launched its new Utopia IVX range to meet the needs of small to medium sized applications where VRF capacities and heat recovery options are either not needed, or would compromise approved budget limitations.

Improved connectivity (up to 8 indoors per outdoor unit, minimising pipework required), zone-by-zone individual control, fully ErP compliant and excellent A++ seasonal efficiency, the new IVX range ticks all the right boxes.

The new entry-level IVX Comfort has capacities from 5kW to 33.5kW, ErP Lot 10 tier 2 compliance (where applicable) and a compact single fan (up to 6HP) or twin fan cabinet design, making it a good choice for budget-conscious installations.

The IVX Premium model features capacities from 7.1kW to 33.5kW and offers even more flexibility - connection ratios of between 50% and 120% in relation to the outdoor capacity, and an Intelligent Defrost System which extends the heating operation period by up to 40% compared to standard defrosting systems.

Both Comfort and Premium models are fully compatible with Hitachi’s highly-efficient System Free indoor units (from 2kW up to 31kW) in multi-connection installations) as well as the KPI-Energy heat recovery system. Kits are also available to facilitate connections to non-Hitachi heat exchangers from 5kW to 28kW of cooling capacity.

 “The ErP Directive presents a fantastic opportunity for Hitachi to launch new, technologically-advanced models to the European market and I’m delighted that most of our new product ranges already exceed the 2014 ErP Lot 10 standards,” said David Oldroyd, Vice President and Managing Director of Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe.

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