Daikin launches new Altherma 3 R heat pumps
The new Daikin Altherma 3 R uses a refrigerant with one-third lower global warming potential

Daikin launches new Altherma 3 R heat pumps

Daikin has launched the Altherma 3 R, the world’s first high-capacity R-32 refrigerant split heat pump that offers cooling, along with heating and domestic hot water.

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Daikin said that the third generation R-32 refrigerant heat pump is even more sustainable and replaces the previous generation that runs on R410-A refrigerant. Daikin said that the Altherma 3 R also offers improved compactness, design and performance.

R-32 has a global warming potential (GWP) that is two-thirds lower than R410-A. Daikin also said that it leads directly to lower energy consumption, thanks to its improved energy efficiency. Patrick Crombez, general manager for heating and renewables at Daikin Europe, said: “At Daikin, 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 first, but also a sustainable promise.”

Daikin said that the Altherma 3 R is the perfect heat pump for new, large houses thanks to its improved compactness, design and performance. Its outside unit is now smaller and can fit under a window, the company said. The outdoor unit is equipped with one large fan instead of two smaller ones for a high-capacity unit, reducing its height by 25 per cent. This unobtrusive heat pump is also designed to blend into any environment since it hides the fan from view via a black front grille.

The Daikin Altherma 3 R is available in three sizes: 11, 14 and 16 kilowatts. It offers efficiency of up to A+++ for space heating performance and A+ for domestic hot water performance, and can operate down to -25C. It can be combined with wall mounted and floor standing indoor units with integrated tanks.


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​Daikin Ireland is a leading manufacturer and supplier of heating, ventilation & air conditioning equipment, including heat pumps and refrigeration.