Daikin Altherma Hydronic Heating Heat Pump
Daikin Altherma is an innovative and advanced underfloor heating system that heats (and can even cool) your home and provide you with maximum comfort throughout the year
The Altherma is highly flexible, energy efficient home heating system that extracts heat from the outside air, raises this heat to a higher temperature and then distributes warmth around the home through high quality heating units. an air to water heat pump lies at the heart of the system.
Founded in 1969, Daikin Australia has been providing air conditioned comfort for homes, commercial developments and community projects across Australia and New Zealand for over 40 years.
As a world leader in air conditioning technology and Japan's largest air conditioning manufacturer, Daikin has invested billions of dollars in research and development in the fields of mechanics, electronics and chemistry over the years.
Why Choose Daikin Altherma
Daikin’s hot water heat pump air-to-water system creates an optimal room temperature for you and your family. The heating system is located in your floor and heats up your home from the floor up surrounding your entire body in warmth. Even in the coldest weather, the Altherma system is still able to extract heat energy from the ambient air. In the event there is insufficient heat in the outdoor air, Altherma is equipped with a back up heater to cover the shortfall.
Daikin Altherma system utilises free heat from the ambient air to maintain ideal comfort conditions in your home. In addition, the inverter technology inherent in Atherma means your energy savings are even greater.
Even in the coldest weather, the Altherma system is still able to extract heat energy from the ambient air. In the event there is insufficient heat in the outdoor air, Altherma is equipped with a back up heater to cover the shortfall.
Daikin’s Altherma solution provides for easy and flexible installation*. This system is ideal for new homes as the underfloor piping can be installed during the construction phase and for existing homes, the piping can be connected to radiators installed around the house.
Altherma works without the need for oil, flammable gas (LPG, Natural) or other hazardous substances thus reducing the potential risks that these fuels can create. Furthermore, there is no need for a gas connection or a fuel tank.
Features of Daikin Altherma
Altherma uses Daikin's advanced inverter technology, making it energy efficient.
Clean & Safe
With a Daikin Altherma system, flammable or hazardous fuels such as LPG or oil are not used. There is no need for a gas connection or a fuel tank, hence reducing any risk of intoxification, pollution or any other potential risks these fuels can create.
Through the use of inverter driven compressors, the outdoor unit which operates on a partial load throughout most of the year is able to operate in the sub 45dBA level. The indoor units are also very quiet due to their inherent design, using natural convection to distribute heat.
Daikin’s Altherma system provides the option of dividing the house into multiple independently controlled comfort zones. This allows the comfort levels of rooms to be adjusted to suit the needs of different areas.
How Does Daikin’s Altherma Work
The heating system is located in your floor and heats up your home from the floor up, so you’ll feel the warmth on your feet. This heat then radiates upwards surrounding your entire body in warmth.
You enjoy a cozy temperature in just 3 steps;
1. Heat pump extracts free low temperature heat from the ambient air
2. The system raises the temperature of the recovered heat
3. This warmth is then distributed throughout your home via heat emitters
The reverse cycle system satisfies your heating requirements but can also be used for cooling your home. This is done by simply reversing the heating process and extracting heat from the inside of you home and exhausting it to the outside to leave your home cool.
Altherma uses a refrigeration cycle to transfer heat from the ambient air into your home. This is an efficient process for transferring heat energy as it only requires 1 kilowatt of electricity to pump 3 to 5 kilowatts of heat into your home. In other words, 66-80% of the heat energy produced by Altherma comes from the outside air and is free of charge.
To make this happen, there’s an indoor unit (hydrobox) and an outdoor unit, both of which needs to be professionally installed. Circulating between the indoor unit and the outdoor unit is a refrigerant that absorbs heat energy from the ambient air and releases that heat energy into the indoor unit or hydrobox. A secondary heat exchange occurs within the hydrobox as the heat absorbed is transferred to the underfloor reticulation circuit to distribute warmth into your home.
Additionally, if the hydrobox is connected to our domestic hot water tank as well, it is then possible for Altherma to provide for your homes year round hot water needs as well.
Elements of the Daikin Altherma System
Specifications of the Daikin Altherma System