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DAIKIN Altherma hybrid heat pump offers wider choice for homeowners

The DAIKIN Altherma hybrid heat pump is now connectable with the Bluevolution DAIKIN Multi-outdoor range. It combines a hybrid heat pump for heating and domestic hot water with Multi-outdoor and indoor units. The new system will allow homeowners to use hydronic heating and high comfort cooling with a single outdoor unit during the winter and summer.

Applying smart Hybrid logic

Offering householders a combination of a high efficiency gas combi boiler and a renewable energy air-to-water heat pump, the DAIKIN Altherma Hybrid Heat Pump provides improved efficiencies in domestic hot water and space heating achieving up to 35% higher heating efficiencies compared to a traditional boiler and massive savings in running costs. Controlled by smart hybrid logic, the system automatically selects the most cost-effective heating mode at any time of day or night, all year-round, gathering information about energy prices, heat pump efficiency and heat load requirements.

Home-owners and tenants can input their latest energy tariffs, so that the smart hybrid logic control can identify the most economical operating mode. The system controls maximise the use of the heat pump, as long as this is more cost-efficient than using the gas boiler, intuitively switching operating modes as required.

Controlled comfort

The new model also applies Hybrid logic by combining a hybrid heat pump for heating and hot water with an air to air heat pump for optimal cooling.

As an added benefit the air to air heat pump can also provide cooling during the warmer summer months, by the whole Bluevolution range of DAIKIN DX indoor units.

More flexibility and choice

It is now also possible to combine the DAIKIN Altherma hybrid heat pump with a whole range of Bluevolution DX indoor units, like:

  • DAIKIN Emura combining intelligent heating and efficient cooling. Providing wi-fi and smartphone app control of airflow, the system combines vertical and horizontal auto-swing creating an even distribution of air in rooms to the corners of even large spaces. Overseen by its Intelligent eye sensor which can direct air-flow away from people within a room, or if the room is empty it will change the temperature setting to save energy
  • The whisper quiet, wall mounted indoor air conditioning unit, FTXM comes with in-built DAIKIN Flash Streamer technology that lets occupants breathe deeply without worries of impure air.
  • Indoor floor standing, ceiling or ducted indoor units improving energy efficiency to a A+++ standard.
  • Up to five indoor units can be connected to one multi-outdoor unit; all indoor units are individually controllable and do not need to be installed in the same room or at the same time. Each unit works individually and independently from the other regarding set point and fan speed but within the same cooling or heating mode.

Achieving even greater efficiencies

The hybrid 5kW and 8kW offer a highly adaptable heating solution which is ideal for retrofit (boiler replacement and renovation) providing space heating and domestic hot water. The compressor refrigerant gas is integral to the running of the unit. However, conventional HFC’s have come under stricter EU controls and subsequent bans have ensued. DAIKIN Altherma units are future proofed with R-32 refrigerant, which reduces the environmental impact by 68% compared to R-410A and leads directly to lower energy consumption, thanks to its high energy efficiency and lower volume. Providing optimal efficiency, with low maintenance requirements and EU legislative compliance, the new units will be available from this summer.

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