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DYNAMIC STORAGE RADIATORS
Electric dynamic storage radiators
German Technology and Engineering
at its very best!
Why Electric Heating?
Electric is the fuel of the future for heating requirements. Dwindling supplies of north
sea gas, the uncertainty of imported gas supplies, the volatility of oil prices and the
commitment to reduce the U.K. carbon footprint all point towards electricity as the fuel
of the future. The government has set a clear path towards a lower carbon future, with
electricity to be generated by nuclear power and sustainable sources e.g. wind power,
solar energy, wave power etc. Electric heating is 100% efficient and carbon neutral at
the point of use, and with electricity being generated by nuclear and renewable sources
in the future it will become completely carbon neutral. The government also promotes
the use of microgeneration technologies e.g solar panels, photovoltaics and wind
turbines. Electric heating appliances are compatible with all these microgeneration
technologies. As more low carbon and renewable sources of electricity become
available we will increasingly see electric heating being favoured over gas.
BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC HEATING
Low capital and installation costs
Electric heating is very easy to install. There is no requirement for unsightly pipework,
and minimal disruption during installation. Because each heater can work
independently, it is easy to add to a system as necessary or as budgets permit.
LOW OWNERSHIP COSTS
The true ownership costs of a heating system should be looked at over a system
lifetime. Electric heating systems have no moving parts and can be expected to last
over 15 years. The boiler industry quotes a lifetime of 10 years for a boiler. Boiler based
systems require costly yearly maintenance whereas electric systems are maintenance
free. Electric heating is 100% efficient at the point of use meaning all the fuel used is
turned into heat unlike boiler systems where energy is wasted through the flue. No
Maintenance and no annual inspection. Yearly maintenance and safety checks can add
significant costs to the running of a system. Gas boiler systems require yearly
maintenance and if used within rental properties, both private and social housing
landlords are responsible for annual safety inspections. This can also be a major hassle
for landlords needing to gain access to properties to conduct maintenance and safety
checks. Electric heating does not require any maintenance or safety inspections.
COMFORT AND CONTROL
Significant developments in electric heating have produced systems with highly
accurate electronic thermostatic controls. The Electrorad range offer thermostats
capable of maintaining a room temperature to within +/- 0.1 C. This ensures optimum
comfort and only the use of energy that’s needed.
PART L – BUILDING REGULATIONS
The Electrorad system makes it easy to meet the requirements of Part L of the building
regulations, with highly sophisticated zoned control systems.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ALL
‘HARD TO HEAT’ SITUATIONS.
Aeroflow radiators provide heat exactly where you want at
exactly the times you want.
No more trying to predict the weather with old fashioned
night storage heaters.
Aeroflow radiators do not dry the air like night storage heaters
or convectors due to no exposed elements. Radiant and
convection heat is provided ensuring a cosy warmth.
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Dynamic storage radiators are so called because of their ability to conserve heat
generated within the core of the heater. The heat retention is achieved by a series of
heat plates in the centre of the radiator with up to 20 individual plates for a single
radiator. Each heat plate has a coiled heating element totally buried within it, forming
an integral part of the plate.
Each heat plate has a power output of just 100 watts, in a larger output heater a
number of 200 watt units may be used. When the heater is switched on, the element
gets hot instantly, transmitting the heat generated to the heat plate with a matter of
minutes.
Once heated the heat plate will retain its heat for over 30 minutes. The hot heat plate
transmits the heat to the metal casing and flutes of the radiator which then heats
the room by radiated heat, in the same way as a normal central heating radiator with
the added advantage of powerful convection heat through the hollow flutes.
Each radiator has a digital thermostat and timing control built-in or optionally can be
operated by radio frequency control. Each of these methods measures the air
temperature of the room allowing the room temperature to be regulated to maintain
a pre-determined temperature set by the user.
As the temperature drops in a room the thermostat senses the change and switches
the heater on, perhaps for only a minute to re-heat the internal plates. This continual
dynamic re-heat process continues thereby maintaining the room temperature.
This ability to sense temperature changes and react immediately to them is one of
the great benefits of this type of heating. Because of this ability to heat up quickly
the use of electricity is limited and the cost of using the heaters can be just a few
pence per hour, recent tests in the UK (2007) have confirmed the low running cost
of these units.
Not to be confused with night storage heaters, which require an overnight charge,
these heaters can be used any part of the day or night. These radiators are designed
to run on standard electricity tariffs however special tariffs are available offering low
cost electricity overnight during the day and evening.
Manufactured in Germany to the high engineering standards for which German
engineering is renowned. The heaters are produced in the most modern factory of its
kind with the most up to date production and powder coating facilities. The radiators
have been available throughout Europe for more than 30 years.
Electrorad are the sole U.K. importer and distributor for a leading manufacturer,
recently awarded a gold medal for design and innovation. Recent tests have confirmed
that the product is manufactured to the very latest European safety standards achieving
both CE and GS marks and VDE approval for quality of the components and
manufacturing.
The large, rounded flutes
either side of the heat
core ensure maximum
convection
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Aeroflow radiators look just like
regular central heating radiators.
Slimline and modern design.
The perfect complement to any room.
Only top quality materials are used for all our
products, together with well thought out
technological advancement to give optimum
performance. The design will adapt and integrate
with any décor scheme.
No matter where they are fitted, each radiator
works independently of other units in the system.
Bedrooms can be set at lower thermostatic
settings while living areas can be set at higher
thermostatic settings for comfortable cosy
warmth for watching television or dining. Each
radiator can also have different operating time
settings.
As shown below each radiator
has an integral digital
thermostat and timing system
accurate to +/- 0.5°C
A wide range of radiator sizes and heat outputs
ensures that each radiator is just right for each
room in the house or office.
Why Dynamic Storage Radiators?
• No Maintenance
• No Inspections
• No fluids
• No Boiler
• No Pipes
• Easy Installation
• No Disruption
• Fully Controllable
• 100% Efficient
One very important feature of Aeroflow radiators
are the air vents at the top and bottom of the side
panel which houses the thermostat. Without
these, the thermostat circuit board would be
within an extremely hot environment which leads
to innacurate operation and premature failure.
Other German manufactured radiators of this
type without thermostat vents are known to
suffer problems.
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Conservatory Heating
Probably the most difficult area of a home to
heat with heat loss factors usually at least
twice that of any other room in the house.
Building regulations (Part L) now require that
the heating for a conservatory should be able
to be isolated from the main home heating
system. The quickest and easiest way is to use
electrical heating.
To bring heating to a conservatory with a
conventional ‘wet’ central heating system,
perhaps at a time when heat is not required
for other parts of the home, would mean
running a central heating boiler, just for that
one room. Not very cost effective or
environmentally friendly.
Of course there are many types of electrical
heating products, some of which can prove to
be extremely expensive to use. Electrorad
have a range of conservatory heaters that will
heat a conservatory successfully and heat it
economically.
Aeroflow radiators are manufactured in
300mm height specifically to fit on
conservatory dwarf walls or under low sills.
Each radiator has its own room thermostat
built in. If the conservatory becomes warm
through solar gain then the thermostat will
automatically sense that no further heat is
needed. As the sun drops in the evening, the
thermostat will sense the dropping
temperature and keep the conservatory
heated to your settings.
Make the most of your conservatory
investment by being able to use it
year round in cosy warmth
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Radio Frequency control Option
Instead of having a thermostat and timing system built in to
the radiator, there is an option to have a radio frequency
receiver built in. The radiator or radiators are then operated
by a remote controller. The remote is a radio frequency
thermostat and timer which sends the operating signals to
the radiators. Each remote can operate multiple radiators
which can be a great feature when heating a large area with
many radiators.
All operating controls are done from one central point
instead of having to go to each radiator when changes are
required. Within a domestic house situation, a two zone
heating system can be set up by using one controller to
operate the radiators within living areas and one controller
to operate bedrooms.
Electrorad
How it works
Independent product efficiency tests* have shown
very low running costs and average electricity
usage of only 15 minutes in each hour of heating.
Independent tests* against night storage heating
have shown electricity, and carbon emission
savings of up to 45%.
*Full reports available on request.
The Heart of the heating system is a refractory
block combining a unique storage material with
modern design and technology, creating a highly
efficient heating unit.
Within each refractory block is a low wattage
heating element, heating the block from the inside.
No exposed element to dry the air.
The fluted design provides a large surface area in
a small space. If you were to pull the fluted steel
flat it would be around 4 times the length! It is
therefore very efficient at creating radiant heat
without the need for huge radiators.
The large, rounded flutes ensure airflow through
the radiator to create strong convection.
1. Refractory fire clay heat plate
2. Steel Casing
3. Powder coating
4. Large rounded hollow flutes
5. Top grille
6. Convection heat
7. Radiant heat
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Technical Specification
Model Ref.
Output ( Watts )
Output ( BTU )
Height mm
Length mm
Depth mm
Weight kg
AF01
AF03
650
1300
2217
4435
615
615
380
680
90
90
17
30
AF05
AF07
AF12
2000
2500
1200
6824
8530
4094
615
615
300
980
1280
980
90
90
90
42
55
25
AF14
2000
6824
300
1580
90
40
615mm
300mm
800Length
mm
800mm
Height
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Electrical products sold throughout the EU must bear the CE marking. However, as CE
marking is self-declared, impartial testing is not required. Products bearing the GS Mark (a
voluntary certification) show that the product has been independently tested and certified
that the product fulfills valid safety requirements.
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The Aeroflow GS mark is awarded by VDE ( Verband Der Elektrotechnik ) The most
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