Vokèra Launches evolve in the UK and Ireland
The state-of-the-art evolve from Vokèra combines extensive knowledge of boiler design, performance and servicing to deliver a superior, cutting-edge boiler range. With both combi and system boilers, evolve suits a wide variety of domestic applications. Vokèra is a leading manufacturer in quality home heating solutions, offering a comprehensive product range for domestic home heating and light commercial applications. Vokèra, through its parent company Riello Group, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Our evolve boilers will enrich the lives of homeowners and installers alike,” said Phil Adams, managing director, Vokèra. “They deliver warmth, comfort and efficiency as well as easy installation and long-term reliability. The boilers are extremely efficient and offer customers a range of new and exciting specification features.”
Energy efficiency is at the forefront of Vokera’s innovation. The entire evolve range is A-rated and models feature a space heating efficiency of 94% under the Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive. By adding Vokèra’s BeSMART internet-connected thermostat to the system with weather compensation enabled, the evolve range offers the potential to become an A+ heating package under ErP. As the OpenTherm protocol is embedded in the evolve range, BeSMART will act as a Class VI control improving the heating system efficiency by 4%.
Vokèra has also included an efficiency indicator on all evolve boilers for homeowners. This visual scrolling banner displays 'High' or 'Optimal' efficiency, according to the return temperature.
The evolve combi boilers have a ‘comparative hot water efficiency’ of 77% under the UK Building Regulations’ Standard Assessment Procedure, making hot water production highly efficient and an attractive option for new build projects. These combi boilers will also condense in domestic hot water mode thanks to a next generation plate heat exchanger and offer class leading domestic hot water flow rates.
At the heart of evolve is the REC10 liquid crystal display user interface. The full text menu-driven control enables both the installer and end user to quickly navigate through evolve’s parameters and settings, including programming the heating on and off times as desired. The display will also provide installers with excellent diagnostics.
The boilers have been specifically designed to be quick and easy for installers to fit and service. A reduced height flue bend and a rear flue option offer time and space-saving advantages, while a pre-fixing jig is supplied as standard with a built-in filling loop. The 24C, 28C and 32C combi boiler models and 18S, 24S and 30S system boiler models all have a small footprint with a shallow depth of 275mm, making them perfect for compact spaces such as kitchen cupboards. The evolve also offers many installer-friendly features such as an embedded time clock, integral frost protection, concealed service valves and pump kick function. The evolve range can also be adjusted to operate with either natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas with no extra kit needed.
As an added safety feature, the boilers incorporate a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, which monitors the level of CO and will shut off the boiler if excessive CO is emitted.
The boilers have active combustion control so they can adapt to the air/gas mix according to the gas quality available. The pressure transducer enables system pressure to be displayed electronically via the display and also monitored remotely via BeSMART.
For complete peace of mind, all evolve range boilers have a standard seven-year warranty. A 10-year warranty is offered on evolve boilers installed with Vokèra BeSMART and registered via the Vokèra Affinity loyalty and reward programme.
About Vokèra by Riello
Vokèra is a leading heating manufacturer with a product portfolio that includes domestic gas boilers, light commercial gas boilers, unvented cylinders, water heaters, solar thermal collectors and air source heat pumps. Established over 30 years ago, Vokèra operates across the UK and Ireland. Its parent company, Riello Group, is a leader in products and services for heating, air-conditioning and energy efficiency. Headquartered in Legnago (Verona), Italy, Riello operates in over 120 countries. Riello is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information on Vokèra, visit www.vokera.co.uk.