free webinar

Engineered Systems Webinar
On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center & Other Critical Facilities April 15, 2015 at 11 AM ET

Hot water and heating

Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. continues its trend in offering intelligent and energy saving heating and cooling solutions to the North American residential market with the introduction of Daikin Altherma.

Daikin Altherma is an innovative alternative heating and domestic hot water solution that is three to five times more energy efficient than using conventional fossil fuel systems. The air-to-water heat pump system maximizes comfort and energy savings by capitalizing on Daikin’s technological strengths. Additionally, Daikin Altherma features a space cooling ability not common with traditional systems.

Daikin Altherma consists of two main components (outdoor unit and hydrobox) combined with optional accessories such as a water tank and solar thermal kit. For space heating, Daikin Altherma can be connected to low temperature radiators, under floor heating or fan coil units. It is extremely flexible, and can be configured in many different ways in order to suit the requirements of the customer. Like all Daikin products offered in North America, Daikin Altherma uses R-410A refrigerant.

Unlike traditional heating systems that rely heavily on fossil fuels, 66 to 80% of the heat generated by Daikin Altherma is from a renewable source - the air. Through its thermodynamic cycle, the heat pump “pumps” heat from the outside air even at a temperature as low as -4ºF and uses it through a water distribution system in the home. Daikin Altherma is offered in two versions: a split type system where the hydrobox is installed inside the house connected through refrigerant piping to the outdoor unit, and a monobloc type system, where the hydrobox resides in the outdoor unit, eliminating the need for refrigerant piping connection.

Daikin Altherma provides the ability to intricately monitor and manipulate system performance. It features an automatic control system that adjusts the system’s operation to varying ambient conditions. It can basically be “tuned” to suit the homeowner’s exacting requirements, and also features an automatic re-start feature in the event of a power interruption. Additionally Daikin Altherma system is equipped with a back-up heater that can be used for supplemental heating during extremely cold outdoor temperatures or as a back-up to the outdoor unit. Another benefit offered by Daikin Altherma is that it operates extremely quietly – as low as 49 dB(A) – and can even be set to produce 10dB(A) less noise during the night.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
4/15/15 11:00 am EST

On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center & Other Critical Facilities

Can your data center survive a 48 hour outage? Can you continue to pay escalating utility power bills in the years to come? On site "critical" power generation is the inevitable answer for these challenges. 

Engineered Systems Magazine


2015 March

Check out the March issue of ES with the cover story: High-Rise Overhaul, and features: Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance; Energy Optimization In Existing Buildings; and The Skinny On Reactors For VFDs.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

System Design

Based on your experience and knowledge level, are you currently comfortable designing or maintaining a system incorporating VRF or radiant ceiling panels?
View Results Poll Archive


The Green Energy Management Book

Learn from our experts how to evaluate job opportunities, market your services, sell a Walk-through Survey, target areas for an Energy Audit, calculate energy savings, do retrofit work, and win continuing contracts for retrofit work.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas Research ImageWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!


new Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube iconLinkedIn icon  Google+