Daikin has unveiled a new all-in-one heat pump system, its smallest unit yet. The Altherma 3 Monobloc air-to-water heat pump is a compact and versatile solution for homes of all sizes, says the company.
The smaller system means homeowners no longer have to trade precious space in their home for environmental sustainability as the Altherma 3 Monobloc is suitable for homes where space is at a premium because it does not need an indoor unit.
It’s designed to improve airflow and its concealed single-fan blade makes the unit much quieter than conventional double-fan heat pumps, at just 62dBA.
The single unit makes for fast and simple installation, and installers don’t need to be F-Gas qualified because there is no indoor unit or F-Gas connection, compared with a multiple-unit heat pump.
Users can monitor their energy consumption and control the performance of their Monobloc using the Daikin Residential Controller App, and through Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
The unit comes in four different capacity ranges, suitable for homes of various sizes, from a two-bedroom terraced to a four-bedroom detached home.
The heat pump system uses a new R32 refrigerant which requires 30 per cent less refrigerant charge than a R410A equivalent unit and achieves 75 per cent lower CO2 emissions than previous Monobloc units.
Iain Bevan, commercial manager of Heating & Renewables at Daikin UK, says: “More and more homeowners are looking to make the switch to low-carbon heating technology but don’t want to compromise on space in their home. Our new system is the perfect small and powerful, yet quiet solution for homes of all sizes.
“We’re offering free training to build your knowledge of our heat pump systems as part of our Sustainable Home Network.”