Commercial cooling equipment supplier Hubbard Products has announced that its complete range of energy-efficient LiteAir cellar-cooling systems has been awarded Energy Technology Listing and now qualifies for ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance) tax benefits.
It claims the Hubbard LiteAir systems fill the void left by the withdrawal of Eaton Williams ‘Qualitair’ products from the cellar-cooling sector, and said the equipment is compatible with the current Qualitair 410a machines. Additionally, Hubbard offers a full supply of spares for the Qualitair 410a range.
This is the first time that a Hubbard entry level cellar-cooling range has qualified for ECA benefits and brings energy efficiency and the associated benefits of low running costs and maintenance within reach of smaller independent users.
Dougie Stoddart, commercial director of Hubbard Products, said: “The LiteAir system is designed from the ground up, to be the perfect entry level cooling system for smaller and independent users. The evaporator is presented in a stainless steel case that is resistant to corrosion, durable, hygienic and easy to keep clean.
“Now, the benefits of energy efficiency that have previously only been available to the purchasers of more expensive and more powerful cooling systems can be had by all. This represents a major step forward for those on tighter budgets and opens the door to tax benefits that otherwise would have been beyond their reach.”
ECA benefit is available for the complete installation of a qualifying system and the cash-flow benefit it presents makes energy efficiency a worthwhile investment for any location, according to Stoddart.
The Hubbard LiteAir system is designed to energy-efficiently chill cellars and perishable goods storage areas. Suitable for a wide range of products it is ideal for the storage of barrelled beers and bottled beverages. The range consists of eight specifications.