Introducing the new Aquafficient by Fischer Future Heat. A modern, efficient and reliable way to heat your water.

Introducing the new Acquafficient

Introducing the NEW Aquafficient Eco Thermal

The introduction of various energy regulatory mandates, such as the Future Homes Standard, seek to reduce the worrying pollution statistics highlighting the damage that the consumption of fossil fuels is having on our planet.

 

Here at Fischer Future Heat, we understand the impact changing to renewable heating systems has on the reduction of harmful environmental pollutants. This is why we continue to work tirelessly to provide the British public with innovative, renewable home heating solutions.

 

 

That is why we are pleased to introduce the leading-edge Aquafficient Eco Thermal.

 

Operating through solar and wind energy, the duo-renewable Aquafficient Eco Thermal heats water with two renewable energy sources. Initially using solar energy in order to heat water to 60 degrees centigrade; if the water does not reach a suitable temperature it will then use energy from the air.

 

There is nothing more unpredictable and unreliable than British weather. We know there is no way we can control the weather, but we can guarantee the efficiency and reliability of our latest water heating innovation.

 

Suitable for homes with Solar Thermal technology installed, the Aquafficient provides a renewable water heating solution that doesn’t compromise on efficiency due to the climate. Working in conjunction with Solar Thermal technology, when there is a lack of sunlight access, the Aquafficient Eco Thermal converts energy used for heating water through an Air-Source heater. The duo-renewable technology of this heating system means that you can enjoy hot water all year round, without compromising on efficiency or performance.

Just like the alternative water heating solutions we offer here at Fischer Future Heat, the Aquafficient Eco Thermal comes with a 5 year warranty as standard, as well as an automatic anti-legionella disinfection system. You can rest assured with the knowledge you have access to hot water on demand, without harming the environment or your pocket. 

 

The Aquafficient Eco Thermal is designed with efficiency and resourcefulness in mind, the duo-renewable nature of the design combines the highly efficient performance of our Aquafficient technology with completely renewable energy sources. It can be installed as an individual hot-water heating system, or can be combined with the other electric heating solutions offered here at Fischer Future Heat.

 

With these newer and modern options, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you are making the necessary changes for a greener tomorrow.

 

We all require hot water all year round, so why not change to a renewable water heating system and begin making the steps to future-proof your home and reduce your carbon footprint, as well as your energy bill.

Will gas and coal be banned? The beginning of the end for fossil fuel heating

Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, due to be held in Glasgow this November, ex-energy secretary Alok Sharma has called for an end to international coal finance.

In mid-2020, the UK went a staggering 67 days without using any coal-fired power for the first time in 138 years. The UK government also plan to phase out coal altogether by 2024, wand have also introduced a ban on all traditional house coal from 1st May 2023.

In December 2020, the UK government released a white paper entitled, “Powering Our Net Zero Future.” Within this white paper, they made the following statements, which may spell the end for fossil fuel heating as we know it:

“Phase out installations of gas boilers by mid-2030s – with all newly installed heating systems from this date being low-carbon or able to be converted to use clean fuel.” *

“Ensure new homes built from 2025 onwards are zero-carbon ready – including consulting on whether it’s feasible and appropriate to end the connection of new-build homes to the gas grid.” *

*Source: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/12/gas-boilers-banned-in-new-builds-from-2025-what-does-this-mean-for-you/ – Which?

The white paper also states, “Electricity is a key enabler for the transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonising the economy cost effectively by 2050,” and, “This dependency on fossil fuels will change dramatically over the next 30 years. By 2050, electricity could provide over half of final energy demand.”

You can read the full white paper on the UK Government website.

With coal on the way out, and the UK government looking to potentially ban ALL gas boiler installations by the mid-2030’s, what options are you left with for heating your home?

We have the answer.

Along with many other activities, carbon is produced when we burn fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil. This carbon holds on to the heat that enters our atmosphere, and subsequently prevents it from escaping, contributing to the Earth’s rising temperatures and melting ice caps.

An increasing number of energy suppliers in the UK domestic market are making the switch to 100% renewable electricity.

By choosing to install an electrical heating system, you can ensure that your heating system produces zero carbon at the point of use, providing you choose to power it with a renewable electricity source.

At Fischer, we offer multiple different options for heating your home and water, along with solar panels and battery storage.

Fischer Dynamic Clay Core Radiators

Fischer dynamic radiators are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, only 11cm in depth and available in a classic oyster white colour. Manufactured to include a purpose built convection chamber in the back, their sleek, modern design does not impact on their efficiency.

But, Fischer dynamic radiators are not only slimline, they also offer many other benefits.

Along with the fact they are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, they are also designed to be efficient and controllable for complete comfort and peace of mind. They have even had their efficiency tested and verified by EST, BRE and BSRIA.

Our dynamic radiators also contain a purpose built convection chamber and patented 40mm chamotte clay core. Our 40mm clay core is DOUBLE THE DEPTH of the core found within many of our competitors’ heaters, which is usually 20mm. More storage resulting in more heat and more comfort.

Wi-Fi control options are available, allowing you to control your heating from anywhere in the world, all with the push of a button.

Aquafficient

Aquafficient is a modern, efficient and reliable way to heat your water. Using a single 3kW heating element and patented thermal storage technology, the Aquafficient provides instant hot water, as and when you need it, without the need for huge amounts of water storage. No yearly maintenance is required, taking away the stress of finding a plumber to check over your system and also eliminating the cost of doing so.

There is also no requirement for any extra valves or fixings, or even a water discharge pipe, meaning the installation of the Aquafficient is stress free and mess free, even in smaller or more difficult to access areas of your home.

Manufactured specially for Fischer Future Heat, the Aquafficient uses a natural salt-based thermal storage material to store its heat. Working in a similar way to a combi boiler, minus the expensive maintenance and running costs, there is absolutely ZERO water storage within the unit itself. The chance of a leak is almost non-existent.

You simply heat the battery once to get started and hot water is available in less than an hour. The thermal storage material stores heat, not energy, and as cold water runs through the highly efficient and robust heat exchanger, it becomes hot within seconds and subsequent warm water is fed to your appliances in less than a minute.

Our Aquafficient can store four times more energy than a domestic water cylinder in a unit half the physical size.

Not only does the Aquafficient give you a much more efficient solution when it comes to heating the water, it also saves huge amounts of physical space.

An Aquafficient unit, which provides 150L of hot water, is only HALF the height of an average 150L cylinder. If you have ever wanted to utilise that wasted space in your airing cupboard, now is your opportunity with this ideal replacement for other hot water systems.

Compatible with Economy 7, Solar PV and other types of renewable electricity sources, the Aquafficient is the way forward when it comes to saving the environment and improving your carbon footprint.

Based on recent testing, the thermal storage material within the Aquafficient has a life span of over 40,000 cycles before you start to notice any drop in efficiency. In layman’s terms, it can last for over 50 years without you EVER having to service, maintain or replace the thermal store or its contents. Even after the 50 years are up, all it takes is a glass of water to be added to the storage material to recharge it back to full health.

Aquafficient Eco+

Aquafficient Eco+

We are now pleased to introduce a new addition to the ever-growing range – Aquafficient Eco+, our brand new air source water.

Air source water heaters can be two to three times more energy efficient than a conventional water cylinder.*

Thanks to the special design of the compressor, hot water is available at 60 degrees centigrade and with a power requirement of less than 10amps, Aquafficient Eco+ requires only a standard 13amp socket to install.

Aquafficient Eco+ also contains an automatic anti-legionella disinfection system to remove the risk of legionella bacteria.

Much like the Aquafficient, it can be installed alongside a heating only boiler, allowing you to both heat your home and water efficiently.

You can also use Aquafficient Eco+ as a stand-alone hot water system, or even combine it with Fischer dynamic clay core radiators. The opportunities are endless.

Built with a stainless steel casing, 80mm of highly efficient insulation and finished in white, Aquafficient Eco+ has a sleek, modern design perfect for any home.

Wall mounted and floor-standing options are available, and the unit can be installed in a loft where possible, ensuring you save valuable space within your home.

Are Air Source Heat Pumps Suitable for UK Homes?

Air is all around us, so it makes sense to utilise it to heat our homes. Twenty years ago, an air source heat pump was relatively unheard of in the domestic world, but times have changed, and they are all the rage.

The question is – how well do they perform in UK homes?

One of the greatest benefits of air source technology is the fact no carbon is produced when in use, but installing an air source heat pump is not just plug and play.

You have to consider the pipe run from the external pump, the electric connections, the electrical demand on your property, the water storage tank that must be installed inside the home – the list goes on.

Air Source Heat Pump Fan Outdoors
An air source heat pump external fan. Image from greenscapeenergy.co.uk.

An air source heat pump works on the premise of taking in air, extracting the heat, sending that heat in to a refrigerant, and generating more warmth through compressing said refrigerant.

The air is inducted through an external fan, which sits outside of your home. The external fan unit is usually rather large, causing issues when it comes to choosing a position for its installation.

In the winter months, the UK gets very cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero. Inducting air at a cooler temperature will force the supplementary element to kick in to boost the temperature, significantly reducing the benefit of an air source heat pump altogether.

Even with the element kicking in, the maximum temperature output for a heating loop from an air source heat pump is around 65 degrees. From a boiler, the water temperature for a heating loop would be over 80 degrees. Even the warmest of people would notice a significant difference in temperature between an air source heat pump and a boiler.

In an attempt to combat this issue, many people either oversize their radiators, or run the air source heat pump alongside a secondary form of heat, again negating the benefits of an air source heat pump.

With the kW requirement of an air source heat pump often in excess of 10kW, having enough spare electrical load in a domestic property is often difficult, further adding to your woes.

A good level of insulation is also vital in an attempt to retain as much heat as possible. Most UK homes are not air tight enough to use Air Source heat pumps for heating.

A recent report by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) also states that a, “majority of UK homes are not suitable for a heat pump.”

Despite all of that, air source technology is a very efficient way of heating water for use in showers, baths and sinks.

Hot water is something we require 365 days a year. Whether it is for washing or cleaning, it is something we all need.

For years now, we have been offering efficient hot water solutions, including our Aquafficient range.

We are now pleased to introduce a new addition to the ever-growing range – Aquafficient Eco+, our brand new air source water.

Air source water heaters can be two to three times more energy efficient than a conventional water cylinder.*

Thanks to the special design of the compressor, hot water is available at 60 degrees centigrade and with a power requirement of less than 10amps, Aquafficient Eco+ requires only a standard 13amp socket to install.

Aquafficient Eco+ also contains an automatic anti-legionella disinfection system to remove the risk of legionella bacteria.

Much like the Aquafficient, it can be installed alongside a heating only boiler, allowing you to both heat your home and water efficiently.

You can also use Aquafficient Eco+ as a stand-alone hot water system, or even combine it with Fischer dynamic clay core radiators. The opportunities are endless.

Built with a stainless steel casing, 80mm of highly efficient insulation and finished in white, Aquafficient Eco+ has a sleek, modern design perfect for any home.

Wall mounted and floor-standing options are available, and the unit can be installed in a loft where possible, ensuring you save valuable space within your home.

To find out more about our Aquafficient Eco+, you can request a free catalogue, or give us a call on 0800 103 2700.

Aquafficient Eco+ Water Heaters

Aquafficient Eco+ – the future of water heating

Hot water is something we require 365 days a year. Whether it is for washing or cleaning, it is something we all need.

For years now, we have been offering efficient hot water solutions, including our Aquafficient range.

We are now pleased to introduce a new addition to the ever-growing range – Aquafficient Eco+.

Aquafficient Eco+ is our brand new air source water heater, designed to provide hot water to your home quickly and efficiently.

Acquafficient Eco+ Water Heaters vs Traditional Boiler

 

Fossil fuels are on the way out, and renewables are on the way in. The UK Government are making this push, and the road to zero carbon has begun.

Air is all around us, so utilising it to heat your water is a smart decision.

Using air as its main energy source, the Eco+ is a renewable product. A robust, titanium, heating element is included as a backup, meaning you will never be without hot water.

Much like the way a fridge compresses air to cool; Aquafficient Eco+ compresses air to heat.

Air source water heaters can be two to three times more energy efficient than a conventional water cylinder.*

Thanks to the special design of the compressor, hot water is available at 60 degrees centigrade and with a power requirement of less than 10amps, Aquafficient Eco+ requires only a standard 13amp socket to install.

Aquafficient Eco+ also contains an automatic anti-legionella disinfection system to remove the risk of legionella bacteria.

Much like the Aquafficient, it can be installed alongside a heating only boiler, allowing you to both heat your home and water efficiently.

You can also use Aquafficient Eco+ as a stand-alone hot water system, or even combine it with Fischer dynamic clay core radiators. The opportunities are endless.

Built with a stainless steel casing, 80mm of highly efficient insulation and finished in white, Aquafficient Eco+ has a sleek, modern design perfect for any home.

Wall mounted and floor-standing options are available. The unit can be installed in a loft where possible, ensuring you save valuable space within your home.

Heating only boiler

Our brand new heating only boiler is the ideal replacement for an existing system boiler. It works seamlessly alongside Aquafficient and Eco+ to provide efficient heating and hot water to your home.

Much like our floor standing and wall mounted duo boiler, our heating only boiler requires zero maintenance and boasts a 10-year warranty for complete peace of mind. Our exclusive wireless thermostat is also offered as standard for full heating control.

Warm, with control. The future is electric.

* Source: US Department for Energy

Acquafficient Eco+ Water Heater