Sustainable HVAC solutions provider Advanced Ergonomic Technologies (AET) has recently united with the Italian air-conditioning manufacturer, Primaria, to provide its New Air heating and cooling solution, integrating heat pump and heat recovery technologies for ultra-high efficiency building services applications.
Exclusively available in the UK and the Middle East through AET, Primaria’s New Air range is ideal for a wide choice of commercial and public building applications, which require clean, healthy and low carbon heating, cooling and ventilation.
“New Air is a system that offers exceptionally efficient and controlled tempered fresh air for optimum energy savings,” says Glan Blake Thomas, Managing Director at AET. “It represents a breakthrough over conventional heat recovery ventilation, proving a more efficient performance, reduced carbon emissions and lower fuel bills. We’re confident that the approach will appeal strongly to consultants, contractors and clients”.
The New Air system recovers the thermal energy of exhaust air that would otherwise be wasted to outside. Stale air is extracted from the space by the unit’s centrifugal fan while another fan draws in clean air from the outside. In summer, energy from the cooler indoor air is transferred via a high efficiency heat exchanger to cool incoming warmer air and then passes through the condenser of the heat pump to optimise performance. Air from outside now partially cooled passes through the cooling coil of the heat pump to help deliver more energy efficient cooling into the space.
In winter months, warmer indoor air transfers part of its energy to pre-heat incoming air from outside. This air then passes through the cooling coil of the heat pump increasing the yield, while the outside air, already partially heated, passes through the hot coil of the heat pump, to provide more energy efficient heating.
The unit is available in air flow capacities ranging from 700 to 30,000 m3/hr to suit a wide choice of applications