Introducing the new Grundfos SCALA2

Grundfos SCALA2

Credit: Grundfos.

We have exciting news to reveal: the new Grundfos SCALA2 is now available here at Anchor Pumps! The WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved SCALA2 Grundfos pump is new product that promises to provide consistent water pressure in every tap in your house every hour of the day – this also includes when several taps/showers are running simultaneously.

The Grundfos SCALA2 offers pump, tank, motor, drive and a non-return valve all in the one place. Designed to handle automatic control to your pumping needs, this Grundfos pump can intelligently adjust its performance to affect your inlet pressure as well as the water consumption to your home simply by monitoring your usage. That’s not all though, as it also possesses a water-cooled motor – so this pump emits hardly any noise at all and is one of the quietest boosters on the market currently!

You may be wondering how they achieve this intelligent pumping controls? Well the SCALA2 is fitted with a sensor that frequently measures the discharge pressure. Therefore, if the water pressure in your home drops below what it should be, the pump will start working harder in order to compensate for the drop in pressure. So, in essence: your home will never be affected by sub-par water pressure again.

There are several benefits to the Grundfos SCALA2 that make it one of the most unique products on the market currently:

Perfect water pressure – The pumps are intelligently designed so that they can control their output based on the needs of your home.

Easy installation – Comes in a compact case that includes the pump and pump, providing the ultimate all-in-one solution.

User Friendly – the easy-to-use operating system is simple to understand so any layman can use it with relative ease.

Minimal noise – Emits low noise levels, unlike many other booster pumps on the market that make a racket.

Affordable – These pumps are perfectly affordable as well as being great value for money in the long run.

Long lasting – Has been through rigorous quality checks and needs zero maintenance, Grundfos offer a five-year warranty as standard.

Quality reliability – The pumps are protected from dry-running and possess anti-cycling technology.

While the Grundfos SCALA2 is ideal for residential buildings (as it can handle up to three floors and 8 taps), it also possesses other applications should you need them. The pump can be used for boosting from tanks – including roof tanks, break tanks and ground tanks – and wells as having the ability to pump water from a depth of 8 metres.

With the Grundfos SCALA2 pump, you will never again have to worry about having to cut a shower short again just because someone else in the house is using the water. Be sure to check out the range of Grundfos Pumps on our site.

Check out this installation video provided by Grundfos:

How to Perform a Home Energy Check Yourself

home energy checkMaking your home more energy efficient has multiple benefits. It’s not just beneficial for saving you money on your energy bills (although this should be enough to convince you), it will also increase the comfort of your home, improve the resale value of it and massively reduce the carbon footprint it emits.

There’s just one problem: who do you turn to when it comes to finding out what part of your home is wasting the most energy? You could call in a professional to include an energy audit for you, which is fine, but did you know you could just as easily complete this process yourself and save a few of your hard-earned pounds?

Scrutinise your insulation

Did you know that over 60% of the heat generated in your home can be lost due to improper insulation? If possible, check out the condition of the insulation in your roof by going into the attic and see if you can find any wear/damage. At the time of your home being built, the builder will have followed the recommended levels of insulation at the time, which have steadily increased over the years – if your home is older, you’re much more likely to need more than you already have.

Go draught hunting

Draughts can waste up to 20% of your energy bills per year, so be sure to make a list of all the areas you can feel a leaking of air around your house. When you have this list, make sure you’re using the appropriate materials to seal these cracks, such as caulk or weather-stripping.  

Take a look at your central heating

Sometimes the machinery that operates the central heating in your home is massively outdated. If this is the case, you may want to think about updating to a newer model. A grundfos pump is a quality pump and a stellar choice for any setting (whether it be domestic, commercial or industrial), and are proven to save you much more money than you invest after a few years of purchasing.

A recent project undertaken Grundfos saved a hospital Brussels an estimated 65,000 euros a year in wasted energy by replacing over 200 of their old pumps with new ones.

Check yourself

Often it’s your own habits that cost you the most money. Just think to yourself: am I doing enough to save energy around my home? It might be things you won’t even pay a second though to, such as, leaving the light on in the hall when you’re not using that room or leaving an appliance plugged in and switched when you’ll rarely use it. Here are some more helpful tips for adjusting your own behavior around the house.

Inspect those lights

Lighting in your home is barely given a second thought, however, it’s actually responsible for 10% of your energy bills. While we have discussed turning them off when not in use, you can also add further efficiency to them by swapping the bulbs for something more economic. LED (Light Emitting Diode) or CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulbs are proven to reduce the energy needed to light your rooms and will save you a ton of money in the process for a fraction of the price.

Think about renewable energy

With so much of a push towards renewable energy today, you may want to be ahead of the curb before it becomes mandatory, and we suspect it probably will soon. Renewable energy technology such as solar panels, which enable you to generate your own energy and save you a substantial sum on your energy bills.

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Grundfos Motors Achieve World-Class Rating

grundfosSome exciting news coming from Grundfos this month: the IE5 rated MGE motors are now considered to be world class in their energy efficiency. Already an industry leader in energy efficient pump technology and performance, Grundfos are now delighted to announce that their new IE5 rated motors, offer 10% in saved energy as well as a massive 25% reduction in payback time as opposed to the older IE3 models.

Guaranteeing some of the best performing motors available on the market right now, this machinery vastly surpasses IE3 legislative demands and meets all the features of the strict standards of IE5, which is the highest energy efficiency level electrical motors can attain. All of the Grundfos MGE motors (from 0.75 kilowatts to 11 kilowatts) have achieved this IE5 efficiency status.

The secret behind these MGE motors impeccable performance is their quality artificial intelligence. Its control technology is able to adjust to the system that surrounds it and thus reduce the energy it needs to use to operate and when you combine the IE5 motor & it’s integrated frequency converter with Grundfos experience in pump motor technology, you’re sure to optimise the performance.

We at Anchor Pumps are proud to say that we stock a broad range of Grundfos pumps, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in their industry. The pumps feature unbeatable design and are outstanding features of engineering that are applicable to many applications, whether it be domestic, commercial or industrial uses.

The strength of these pumps are a key feature, as their high-grade stainless steel construction are ensured to withstand constant high usage, so they will not be damaged by issues regarding corrosion. They guarantee quality in every product that they sell, and we stock many of them, whether it be home boosters, liquid circulators or waste-water & drainage pumps, you can be assured that you are buying the best. These products are simple to maintain and install.

Grundfos are constantly pioneering new technologies, have helped a vast amount of industries and we are positive that they’re sure to continue doing so in the future.

Grundfos Raise the Bar for Efficiency with the New Alpha 3 Domestic Circulator


grundfos Alpha 3 Domestic CirculatorWith the release of the all new Alpha 3 domestic circulator, Grundfos is once again raising the bar for performance and efficiency and reminding us why they’re such a widely known, well-respected brand.

Domestic circulators have been relied upon by British homeowners to deliver hot water to their central heating systems for many years. For the majority of both installers and users, the variety of units available in the Grundfos Alpha 2 range has, and will continue to meet their needs, beautifully.

However, times are changing and although the fundamental services that a domestic circulator pump provides in terms of functionality, performance and all-round home comforts remain the same, demand for the ways in which those services are delivered is changing.

For the efficiency minded homeowner and installer alike, it is no longer sufficient to have technology that simply serves a purpose. Modern living dictates that emerging technologies offer efficiencies in terms of how it quickly they can be installed, how smoothly they operate and how much they cost to fit and run.

The all-new Alpha 3 domestic circulator pump from Grundfos ticks all those efficiency boxes.

First Class Functional Efficiency

To achieve a well-balanced indoor climate throughout a property, a domestic circulator unit is relied upon to regulate the even distribution and flow of hot water throughout various pipe systems and deliver it to radiators efficiently.

Depending on the size of a property and the age and quality of any component heating system parts, this process of equal heat distribution, known as hydronic balancing, can be a time-consuming task, or it was, until now.

When paired with the complementary, installer technologies of the Alpha reader and GO App, the Grundfos Alpha 3 is a truly state-of-the-art piece of kit that stabilises the temperature of a home environment so efficiently that it cuts the installation time in half.

Cost Efficiency

The dramatic reduction in installation time on offer means fitters are free to take on more jobs, and they can pass on the reduced labour costs to the customer so everyone’s a winner!

In the long-term, of course, it is the customer who will be most concerned with saving money and this is where the Alpha 3 really raises the bar in terms of cost efficiency.

According to OVO Energy, the cost of gas and electricity rose by 140% between 2004 and 2014. In real terms, that rise costs homeowners an extra £500 each year despite the fact that energy consumption has actually decreased during the same period.

With the value of the pound falling in the wake of the Brexit vote, some forecasters are now predicting that energy prices could rise by another 15% in the months ahead but that rise could be offset by installing a Grundfos Alpha 3.

The efficiency of this system is so good that it promises to reduce the average household heating bill by anything from 5-17%!

Efficient Installations

The Alpha 3 domestic circulator is compatible with a variety of domestic water heating systems so homeowners in almost every kind of property can benefit.

Equally suitable for upgrading the operational efficiency of an existing domestic heating system to reduce costs and improve home comforts, or for getting a brand new service up and running quickly, the Alpha 3 is designed to operate with:

– Variable or constant flow systems

– One or two pipe systems

– Underfloor heating

You can order your Grundfos Alpha 3 domestic circulator online from Anchor Pumps and enjoy a 5 year warranty and free home delivery.

Alternatively, if you’d like more information about the circulator or use of the installers Alpha reader and GO App, simply call one of our friendly and knowledgeable advisors on 0800 112 3134, today.

The 5 Best Submersible Pumps on the Market

Submersible pumps can be used in a range of applications across commercial, industrial and domestic settings. From sewage treatment to oil wells, and from draining mine shafts to removing floodwater from a cellar, a submersible drainage system will make short work of any requirements – but choosing the right pump for the right purpose can be tricky. This guide can help you to navigate the array of devices available.

Grundfos Unilift KP 350-AV-1 Drainage Pump

Grundfos Unilift KP 350-AV-1 Drainage Pump

The Unilift KP 350-AV-1 is the perfect pumping solution for purposes such as cellar drainage and dewatering of pools or liquid storage tanks.

Built to high-quality specifications with long-life stainless steel components and an automated safety cut-off switch to prevent overheating in case of dry-running, this pump is a hardy tool that has many uses. The presence of a strainer at the base of the pump prevents fibres, particulates and other debris from causing the pump to jam. This makes it perfect for dirty water applications.

Stuart Turner Supervort Drainage Pump


Stuart Turner Supervort Drainage Pump

An excellent choice for general-purpose, low-intensity applications, the Supervort drainage system is best suited for rainwater harvesting or in ponds with large gravity-fed filters.

Pump control is automated through the included adjustable float switch. They are not suitable for sewage-handling, though, making them a good budget choice for domestic consumers.

Calpeda GXC/GXV Sewage Submersible Pumps


Calpeda Sewage Submersible Pumps

For sewage and dirty water applications, the Calpeda GXCm submersible system will get the job done.

The design means it’s suitable for use in liquid containing solids up to a huge 35mm in diameter, and it incorporates smooth stainless steel surfaces for easy cleaning.

Available for 240v or 415v outlets and with two-passage impeller or free-flow vortex impellers, their flexibility is unrivalled.

Wilo-Drain Emergency Pumping Kit

Wilo-Drain Emergency Pumping Kit

One of the most common uses of submersibles is to drain floodwater. This emergency flood kit boasts a Wilo-Drain TMW water-cooled 240v drainage pump and a 10-metre hose.

This kit is guaranteed to make the difficult situation of a flooded house much easier to deal with. It includes additional accessories such as a cage basket for filtering debris and leaves.

Despite these great aspects, the kit remains very affordable, making this pump a must-have, even simply as an emergency stand-by for households in areas with a high risk of flooding.

Calpeda GEO230 Pump Lifting Station


Calpeda GEO230 Pump Lifting Station

For serious pump users, the Calpeda GEO230 submersible pump lifting station provides a 230-litre capacity tank solution for use with the Calpeda GXVM/GQSM range of drainage pumps.

The automatic collecting and lifting station is suitable for both clean and waste water, depending on the pump used. The stainless steel construction allows for a long service life and makes the device easy to clean.

The advanced technology employed gives a maximum flow of 36m3 per hour. An added advantage of this pumping station is that it is often possible to install alternative pumps to meet specific requirements if necessary.

To learn more about the selection of drainage solutions that Anchor Pumps has to offer, simply contact us and our expert staff will be happy to help.