The Ultimate Green Machine!
Now You can have it all! The all-in-one, all-year-round, heating, cooling and domestic hot water solution. Altherma is the most efficient indoor comfort system on the market: a cutting edge technology with clear benefits for you and the environment:
Substantial Cost Savings
The Daikin Altherm system is designed to replace conventional fossil fuel boilers (Gas, LPG, Oil, direct electric) and delivers 3-5 times more energy efficient heating and hot water to family homes and businesses. Energy efficiency equals cost savings!
Fewer CO2 emissions
The perfect solution for classic gas or fuel oil heating. The Altherma produces no direct CO2 emissions. You’ll enjoy the unique benefits of:
- Using renewable energy sources (such as outside air)
- Experiencing a considerable savings in energy
- Make a significant contribution in the fight against CO2 emission
- Provide heating, cooling and domestic hot water Customers today are, more than ever, conscious of the cost of heating.
How Does It Work?
The air-to-water heat pump uses a sustainable energy source. It extracts heat from the outstide air. What could be more simple than that? They system consists of a closed circuit cntaing R-410 refrigerant. A thermodynamic cycles is created through evaporation, condensation, compression and expansion. A heat pump “pumps” heat from a low to a high temperature level. The heat raised is transferred to the water distribution systems (under floor heating, low temperature radiators and/or fan coil units) in the home via a heat exchanger.
Depending on the model and the conditions, a Daikin Altherm air-to-water heat pump delivers between 3 and 5 kWh of usable heat for every 1kWh of electricityy it uses. That’s a great ration from 3:1 to 5:1.
The system consists of 5 components that work together to provide the ideal comfort and water temperature.
Outdoor Unit: An Efficient use of energy from the air.
Daikin innovation used a natural source of energy. The outdoor unit extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it inside through refrigerant piping to supply heating. The compact outdoor unit is easily installed and, as no drilling or excavation work is required, it can also be installed in condos and apartments.
Hydrobox: The heart of the Daikin Altherma System.
The hydrobox heats the water that circulates through low temperature radiators, floor heating systems or fan coil units and also provides domestic hot water. If you opt for the combination of heating and cooling, then the hyrdobox can also revers the cylcle to provide lower water temperatures and thus cooling to the home.
Domestic Hot Water Tank: For low energy consumption
As for your domestic hot water, Daikin Altherma is just as clever. The unique lay-out and special placement of the system components maximize energy efficiency. The water inside the storage tank is primarily warmed up by thermal energy from the outside air, thanks to a heat exchanger connected to the heat pump. However, an additional electrical heating element in the domestic water tank can take care of extreme heat required in the shower tub or sink. At necessary intervals the water is automatically heated to 158 degrees F or more to prevent the risk of bacteria growth. With Daikin Altherma, delightfully warm and perfectly safe water can be enjoyed at all times. Depending on the daily consumption of hot water, Daikin Altherma domestic hot water tanks are available in two different sizes.
Monobloc Outdoor Unit: All In One
In addition to Daikin Altherma Split type systems, Daikin has a monobloc version in which the hydrobox components are located within the outdoor unit. In this new system, the water pipes, rather than refrigerant lines, run indoor from the outdoor units, making installation much quicker and easier for the installer.
The solar kit provides the transfer of solar heat to the Daikin Altherma hot water tank via an external heat exchanger. In contrast to tanks with two heat exchangers, this system allows the entire content of the tank to be efficiently heated with solar heat and , if necessary, with the heat pump energy.
With the wired room thermostat, the ideal temperature can be easily, quickly and conveniently regulated.
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