Daikin is constantly looking for innovative possibilities for heat
pumps, and in that vein, the Altherma 3 R is setting new standards.
It is the world’s first high-capacity R-32 refrigerant split air-to-water heat pump
that also offers cooling. Similar heat pumps already exist in a heating and domestic hot water set-up, but Daikin went a step further and added the cooling feature.
Importantly, Daikin Altherma 3 R runs on R-32 refrigerant. It replaces its predecessors that run on the R410-A refrigerant. R-32 has a global warming potential (GWP) that is one-third lower than R410-A.
Deciding to use an R-32 product reduces the environmental impact by 75% compared to R-410A. This leads directly to lower energy consumption, thanks to its high energy efficiency.
Daikin Altherma 3 R is the perfect heat pump for new large houses thanks to its improved compactness, design and performance. Its outside unit is smaller and can fit under a window. It is equipped with one large fan instead of two smaller ones for a high-capacity unit, reducing its height by 25%.
This unobtrusive heat pump seems to blend into any environment since it hides
the fan from view via a black front grille made of horizontal lines. It offers all-year
round comfort with heating, domestic hot water and cooling, a world premiere for a high-capacity R-32 refrigerant split heat pump. This heat pump has it all; it is a versatile air-to-water heat pump for new large buildings.
Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating and Renewables SBU at Daikin, said: “Innovation, along with sustainability, is a driving force in everything we do. Daikin Altherma 3 R combines both factors in a rather unique way. It’s not only a world’s first, but also a sustainable promise.“
Daikin is a major producer of air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 10,000 people employed throughout Europe and 14 major manufacturing facilities.
Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.
• Available in 3 classes: 11, 14, 16 kW, 1 and 3 phase
• Dimensions (HxWxD): 870 x 1100 x 460 mm
• Patented plate heat exchanger
• Up to A+++ space heating performance
• Up to A+ domestic hot water performance
• Operation range down to -25°C
• 60°C LWT at -7°C
• Combinable with 3 different indoor units (wall mounted, floor standing with integrated tank, floor standing with ECH2O tank)
• Cloud ready