Size matters! The new 38c Modena HE packs a punch… and is still very small, light, quiet and affordable

The latest addition to Ferroli’s Modena HE range of high efficiency domestic boilers delivers a mighty 38kW output whilst remaining one of the smallest, lightest, quietest and most affordable complete combi boilers on the market.

Perfect for larger domestic properties, the new 38c Modena HE comes with all the same superb features as the 27kW and 32kW models but is still one of the most compact and lightweight boilers in its class at just 600 x 400 x 350mm and 33kg. That’s a massive 38kW for a mere 30mm extra depth and 1.5kg extra weight.

“The size, weight and price of this boiler for such high performance leaves the competition standing,” said Ferroli’s sales director John Moran. “A comparison of the key features of the Modena HE 38c against other 38kW boilers on the market sees the Modena way out in front. No other boiler combines the advantages of size, weight, choice of warranties and price with such superb DHW flow rates, heat output, reliability and build quality.”

The 38kW combi delivers DHW flow rates of 16 l/min at 35°C rise and has a maximum heat output of 37.1kW. Extensive flueing options with a reach of up to 60m allows for increased flexibility when replacing older boilers  and only four moving parts means it is highly reliable and easy to maintain. All Modena HE boilers come with the choice of a 7, 5 or 2 year warranty for complete peace of mind for both customers and installers alike.

“The 38kW model is what our installers have been asking for,” John added. “Their customers have been so satisfied with the reliability, performance and affordable price of the Modena boilers they’ve been putting in that it’s become their boiler of choice, but until now they couldn’t specify a Modena for customers with larger homes. With the powerful new 38kw combi model, they can now recommend it to all householders, confident that it will deliver all the heat and hot water they could need.”

With phase 2 of the ErP directive due to come into force in January 2015, a boiler that is fully compliant with the new rules needs to be affordable if targets on cutting carbon usage are to be met. The Modena more than meets these requirements and is fitted with a high efficiency Wilo pump that complies with the new standards. Crucially, it’s priced to sell and that’s what will move boilers off the shelves and into houses.

“A superior quality appliance doesn’t need to cost a fortune and we want homeowners to be able to access the latest energy saving boilers that will help cut fuel bills and carbon use,” John added.

Joining the range later this year will be a 38kW system model and a 27kw combi storage boiler for even greater adaptability to suit all domestic installation requirements.

Ferroli is supporting Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2014, taking place 15th – 21st September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

If you’re a Gas Safe registered engineer, help remind customers they should:

  • Check their gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure the landlord arranges this. Encourage your customers to set a reminder so they don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
  • Check their engineer is Gas Safe registered. They can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. 
  • Check their engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work they need doing. They can find this information on the back of the card. 
  • Check for warning signs their appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.
  • Check they know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.
  • Check they have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert them if there is carbon monoxide in their home.

Be part of this national campaign with events, advertising and PR taking place across the country to help keep the nation Gas Safe. To get involved and order materials to raise awareness of gas safety visit www.gassafetyweek.co.uk. Alternatively email marketing@gassaferegister.co.uk.

Identify the commercial boiler you need in just a few clicks

Identifying the most suitable appliance from our extensive range of commercial and industrial boilers just got really easy.

We’ve created a new online enquiry system that allows customers to give us as much or as little information as they have available and our clever widget will match their requirements with the most suitable boilers.

The search criteria cover all potential aspects of an installation including output, fuel type, efficiency, operation type, commissioning and project delivery date. It also allows for documents to be uploaded which saves the time and effort of having to explain a complicated request – just pass it on to us and we’ll use our expert knowledge to work out what’s required and which of our boilers will provide the best solution for the job.

Searches can result in one boiler that precisely matches the criteria given or a selection of boilers will be returned for further consideration until the ideal appliance is identified. All results are clearly displayed on the screen and when the enquiry is submitted, a member of our commercial sales team will review the information given before getting in touch to talk further about how we can help.

Click here to Get a Quote Now.

New Ferroli van livery rolls out on the roads

Keep an eye out on the roads for Ferroli’s newly branded engineers’ vans which have been transformed with our stunning leaping leopard & flames imagery.

The first batch of our new fleet of Ford Transit vans has now been received and our engineers will be safely taking their expertise and spare parts for Ferroli boilers all over the country in highly eye-catching style.

Our new branding for 2014 reflects the continuing development of our boilers – it just keeps getting better.

Ferroli Fancies stepping out for Breast Cancer Care on the Chatsworth Pink Ribbon Walk

On Saturday 21st June, the Ferroli Fancies – aka Karon, Kayleigh, Helen and Kelly – will be taking part in the 10 miles Pink Ribbon Walk at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, to raise money for the Breast Cancer Care charity. Karon, one of our Customer Service Advisors, explains here why she has taken on the challenge and why she is asking for your support.

In July I will be celebrating my 50th birthday, an age that one of my very best friends Theresa never reached.  This year will be the 10th anniversary of Theresa losing her battle with breast cancer and the 10th anniversary of Breast Cancer Care pink ribbon walks.

So in remembrance of Theresa and to support Breast Cancer Care – and not forgetting to celebrate my 50th – I have taken it upon myself with the support of my friends and colleagues Kayleigh, Helen and Kelly, to take part in the 10 miles Pink Ribbon Walk around Chatsworth on Saturday 21st June.  The walk is a personal challenge for myself to prove that 50 will be the new 40 and that my laps around the warehouse during my lunch break have not been a waste of time.

We would very much appreciate any donation you can make and you are more than welcome to come along on the day to support and join us for a picnic (and a drink or two!) following the walk in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.

Below are a few examples of how the money we raise will support someone fighting their battle with breast cancer:

  • £2 provides a suitable headscarf for a woman who has lost her hair during treatment.
  • £5 provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand information pack for someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • £10 teaches someone how to be breast aware for life at a local workshop.
  • £25 trains and supports a member of BCC’s Nursing Network for a year to help improve the care of people with breast cancer.
  • £50 pays for a personal HeadStrong appointment to help women prepare for the possibility of losing their hair from chemotherapy by providing practical support and information.
  • £100 pays for four calls to our confidential Helpline so people with questions or concerns about breast cancer or breast health can get support from our expert team.

If you would like to donate please visit our Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/FerroliFancies

Thank you for any donation you feel able to make, we very much appreciate your support,

Karon, Kayleigh, Helen & Kelly

Automatic Bypass Valves – essential healthcare for boilers

To get the absolute best out of any boiler it must be installed correctly and regularly maintained. As with any appliance, it won’t deliver on its promise of reliability, performance and energy efficiency if these two vital tasks are not taken seriously.

One action that is essential to prolonging the boiler’s life and ensuring optimum efficiency is the fitting of an automatic bypass valve.

Bypass valves are valves fitted to heating systems between the boiler and the radiators. They are connected between the flow and return pipes to maintain a constant minimum flow rate through the heat exchanger and to provide heat dissipation on pump overrun.

Having a bypass valve fitted helps to prolong the life of the boiler, aids in maintaining efficiency and helps to ensure the reliability of the boiler.

All modern boilers are ‘low water content’ and require a constant flow of water through them to prevent them overheating.  For example, the Ferroli Modena HE requires a flow rate of 6ltrs/min at all times. When the heating system has a large number of TRV’s (Thermostatic Radiator Valves) fitted the flow rate is reduced as the TRV’s begin to close. An auto bypass will then begin to open as the system water pressure is increased due to low flow through the heating circuit.

Automatic bypass valves are adjustable to allow for correct flow rates required by boiler manufacturers.  They also allow for circulation to dissipate heat after the heating demand period has ended.

 

Backlit, bigger, better – the new improved digital clock for the Ferroli Modena HE boiler

We’re always improving the Modena HE boiler to make sure it remains at the leading edge of energy efficient domestic boilers, and the new digital clock is a perfect example of our ongoing research and development to produce what customers want.

The new clock features a blue backlit screen and bigger numbers than conventional boiler clocks, both of which make it much easier to read, especially if the boiler is located in a dark area, such as a cupboard. It is also ideal for people with less than perfect vision.

The new digital clock has a very useful boost button so if the customer feels the need for an hour or two of heat they just press the button once for one hour, or twice for two hours.

The timer has four independent on/off periods available each day and the programming options are:-

  1. 7 days the same
  2. Weekdays and weekends ( 5 + 2 )
  3. Daily programmes. (Each day independently programmable).

It also comes with an auto summer/winter facility which means there’s no need to remember to adjust it twice a year when the clocks go forwards and back.

The fascia of the Modena has been designed to allow the customer to choose from a range of timers that can be fitted in the 60mm circular aperture. As well as the new digital clock, the boiler can also be fitted with a mechanical 7 day timer. These work in conjunction with an external room thermostat (not supplied). The receiver unit for the RF mechanical and digital programmable room thermostat also fits the same 60mm aperture.

Gerry Lanagan returns to Ferroli to head up sales in Scotland & Ireland

We’re very pleased to welcome back Gerry Lanagan to the Ferroli sales team as our Divisional Manager for Scotland & Ireland.

Gerry is no stranger to Ferroli boilers, having spent 11 years with us between 1997 and 2006. Gerry, who is a qualified heating engineer, joined the team as ASM for Scotland in 1997 and worked his way up to Divisional Manager for Scotland & Ireland and then Northern Sales Director before being appointed UK Sales Director. Since leaving Ferroli in 2006 he has worked with Vaillant Group and Ideal Heating. He returned to Ferroli in April 2014, bringing with him his extensive experience and knowledge of the boiler industry and the market in Scotland and Ireland.

“I’m really looking forward to talking to merchants and installers in Scotland and Ireland about Ferroli’s extensive range of boilers and heating appliances, especially the very impressive Modena domestic combi boiler that’s been developed since I’ve been away,” said Gerry. “Ferroli’s technical development team in Italy is producing really innovative designs and the build quality is superb. It’s an exciting time to be back with the company and I’m looking forward to getting the message across to new customers in my region.”

Gerry, who is based in Glasgow, is a lifelong supporter of Celtic and has travelled the world following his team.

A night to remember at the H&V News Awards

Ferroli attends the H&V News AwardsLondon’s Grosvenor House Hotel was the place to be seen for the leading names in building services when the industry gathered for the 20th annual H&V News Awards and Ferroli was delighted to be there to meet old friends and make new ones.

These industry ‘Oscars’ are an inspiring showcase of the innovation and technological advancement being achieved by the UK’s building services companies in the heating and ventilation sector.

The glittering evening was hosted by Jeremy Vine who did a splendid job of keeping the awards presentations running smoothly with a charming and witty firm hand.

With the continuing development of Ferroli’s unique high efficiency, high performance Modena HE boiler, we have our eyes on taking home an accolade ourselves maybe next year…

New Ferroli boiler training facility opens near Glasgow

Ferroli training room at South Lanarkshire CollegeA brand new Ferroli training centre has opened its doors to students of all ages at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride, just south of Glasgow.

Seven different boilers from Ferroli’s domestic and light commercial range have been installed in the College’s gas boiler training room which has been completely refurbished and refitted with new kitchen units.

This is the latest project for Ferroli’s ongoing initiative to make training available to installers, apprentices and engineering students all over the UK on a wide range of Ferroli appliances, not just the best-selling Modena HE range.

South Lanarkshire College first opened its doors in 1948 as the School of Building and has grown since then to become what is now Scotland’s largest construction college. The last review by HMIE of colleges in Scotland found teaching standards at SLC to be the highest in this sector, proved by SLC’s numerous awards and achievements including the 2010 Business to College Award for the design and build of the first affordable low energy, low carbon house to be built in Scotland by a mass market house builder.

“Ferroli has delivered the rejuvenation of our gas boiler training facility that we were looking for,” said James Jamieson, Curriculum Manager for the Faculty of Construction. “We were looking for a new boiler manufacturer to partner with for our plumbing, heating and gas training courses who would give us the support we need. It’s crucial that the boilers our students work on are 100% safe and that we have constant access to updates and advice. Ferroli’s commitment to best practice and customer support is exactly what we need so we now have a brand new fully working set-up that provides comprehensive training for both experienced installers and apprentices.”

Ferroli became involved with SLC as a sponsor of new technology in 2008 when the college underwent a £34m rebuild. “We have received fantastic support from Ferroli over the last five years,” said James. “Ferroli’s support has enabled us to upgrade our equipment so that our students are able to learn on the most modern technology available within the plumbing, heating and gas industries. This is so important for young people because it means they will acquire the most genuinely useful skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Equally important is that encourages upskilling for those already working in this sector and helps to drive the development and innovation that is so crucial to the longer term goals of a low-carbon future.”

The full working models are a Modena 27kW combi; Modena 18kW system; DOMIcondens 26kw combi; Optimax 32kW combi; FER Tech 25kW open vent and an Energy Top W80-125. There is also a dry Modena 32kW combi for breakdown so that students can handle the parts and learn how the boiler can be serviced and maintained. More boilers will be added to the training room in the future.

“We are committed to fully supporting the staff and students at South Lanarkshire College,” said Gavin James, Ferroli’s representative for Scotland. “Training is very much a two-way street and it’s so important that the teaching staff feel they can always access the support and advice they need to deliver first class training for their students.”

South Lanarkshire College is a great place to spend a day’s training with plenty of parking, an on-site newsagent, food court and even silver service lunch available for around £5 from the award-winning Training Restaurant. The College is offering excellent discounts to installers booking onto the Ferroli training course. Contact training@ferroli.co.uk for more details.