Air-to-water heat pumps - Heating for homes
Published by Jennifer Stanbridge for Space Air Solutions in Housing
Space Air, official Daikin distributors for the UK since 1980, is pleased to launch the new generation of Daikin Altherma low temperature (up to 55°C – without back up support), split air-to-water heat pump systems. The newly improved range of domestic heat pumps manufactured by the innovative renewable energy experts Daikin Europe, will provide the highest levels of comfort and energy efficiency, up to 500+% (5.04 COP) efficient, even in severe weather conditions.
The new range builds on the already renowned existing technology and includes a new smaller 4kW heat pump unit designed and optimised specifically for low energy homes, which have lower heating requirements than normally insulated homes. The systems up to 16kW are suitable for both new-build and refurbishment.
This highly reliable system maintains the perfect indoor temperature and provides the necessary hot water requirements throughout the year, with hardly any need for additional back-up heater. When used in conjunction with under-floor heating or with Daikin’s own individually controlled, heat pump convector units (or combined), the Daikin Altherma heat pump can be used for both heating and cooling the home too.
The split systems consist of an integrated indoor unit, an all-in-one packaged floor-standing heat pump unit including a 180 or 260L domestic hot water storage cylinder - which takes up very little space (w60 x h170 x d74cm) or alternatively when a connection to a thermal solar system is needed, a wall-hung indoor unit can be offered. The connecting outdoor unit has frost protection features designed to avoid freezing and ice build-up in severe winter conditions, so it’s guaranteed to perform even when the outside temperature is down to -25°C.
The new range also boasts a new stylish and intuitive control interface. This intelligent control unit can be accessed from the indoor unit or remote and means that day-to-day operation is straightforward for the consumer and the system can be optimised to the highest efficiency levels, whilst also providing energy consumption feedback.
Space Air’s dedicated sales, marketing and engineering division serving the residential market, supply every Space Air Daikin Altherma system complete with essential accessories, designed and manufactured by Space Air in-house to ISO 9001 quality standards. The accessories fully optimise the efficiency of the heat pump systems, reduce on-site installation time and ensure that each system is a replica of the next for reduced trouble shooting problems and ease of accessing spare parts. Additionally Space Air commission every supplied system to guarantee the Manufactures warranty and produces literature with the residential consumer in mind including quick guides for the controller.