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Seasonal efficiency

Seasonally efficient product design

Daikin is leading the industry shift towards ‘seasonal efficiency’, a new way of rating heating and cooling products based on their energy efficiency over an entire year. 

Seasonal efficiency is driven by the EU’s Energy Related Products Directive (the so-called Eco-design Directive) which specifies the minimum Eco-design requirements that manufacturers must integrate into their energy-using products by 2013. 

Daikin Europe N.V. is the first air conditioning manufacturer which, since 2010, has already integrated the stricter Eco-Design guidelines into its Sky Air ranges for light commercial applications. 

Day-to-day efficiency over the entire year

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) value in cooling and the Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP) value in heating both reflect a heat pump’s true energy consumption. 

SEER and SCOP measure annual energy consumption and efficiency in typical day-to-day use. In the longer term, they take into account temperature fluctuations and standby periods to give a clear and reliable indication of the typical energy efficiency over an entire heating or cooling season. 

Committed to seasonal efficiency

Daikin products designed for seasonal efficiency are more energy efficient and therefore emit fewer CO2 emissions. Seasonal efficiency calculations give consumers a reliable performance rating they can easily understand when buying a heating or cooling device. The new Seasonal Efficiency energy labeling indicates the energy efficiency of the product from A+, A, B etc. It also states the sound emissions of the unit.