Daikin Altherma 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 such as underfloor heating systems, radiators and fan coil units.
It is available in heating only or reverse cycle (heating and cooling) options, and ideal for installation in new home builds as well as during renovations. Daikin Altherma creates the optimal heating or cooling temperature for you and your family.
How does underfloor heating 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’ll enjoy a cozy temperature in just 3 steps:
Heat pump extracts free low temperature heat from the ambient air
The system raises the temperature of the recovered heat
This warmth is then distributed throughout your home via heat emitters
How does Daikin Altherma work?
A compact outdoor unit extracts heat energy from the ambient air, raises this heat to a higher temperature and then distributes this warmth throughout your home through heat emitters.
With Daikin’s new R32 based refrigeration cycle, this highly efficient process requires only 1kW of electrical energy to release in excess of 4kW 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 cool the home, the reverse cycle option extracts heat from inside the home and releases it outside.
Finally, the wired system controller offers many useful features including the ability to control the individual water temperature of up to two zones or emitters – ideal for meeting the varying cooling or heating needs of each occupant.
Additionally, we can integrate a domestic hot water tank into the system to meet your home’s hot water needs, making Daikin Altherma a total home heating solution.
6 Reasons to choose Daikin Altherma
Efficient heating – Altherma utilises free heat from the ambient air to maintain ideal comfort conditions in your home.
R32 refrigerant – R32 refrigerant, used in the heat transfer process, is the next generation, providing less risk of harm to the environment.
Powerful operation – Even in the coldest weather, Daikin Altherma is still able to extract heat energy from the ambient air. If there is insufficient heat in the outdoor air, Altherma is equipped with a back up heater to cover the shortfall.
Safe – Altherma works without the need for oil, flammable gas (LPG, Natural) or other hazardous substances, reducing the potential risks that these fuels can create. There is no need for a gas connection or a fuel tank.
Flexible connection – Daikin Altherma is compatible with a range of third party fan coils, radiators and underfloor heat emitters, ensuring the optimal solution can be tailored to your home.
Zone control – Daikin’s system controller offers the ability to control the
individual water temperature of up to two zones or
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Which heating system should I use?
There are several different options available to provide heating in your home and Altherma is compatible with all of them. The selected system can simply be connected to the Altherma unit. Below are examples of some of the most commonly used heating emitters:
Underfloor heating is possibly the best solution for new installations. The main benefits are:
Maximum comfort due to radiated heat
Maximum efficiency compared to other heat emitters
Unobtrusive [i.e. no wall space required]
Water flow temperatures typically 35 to 40C
A fan coil system is more flexible in that it can provide both heating and cooling if required. The main benefits are:
Able to heat and cool
Cased or concealed units
Ease of installation
Water flow temperatures typically 35C heating 7C for cooling option
Radiators are a traditionally used system that costs relatively inexpensive compared to other systems. The main benefits are:
Traditional heating solution
Low capital cost
Ease of installation
Water temperature typically 50C with heat pumps (radiators must be sized accordingly)
Daikin is a global market leader in air conditioning and has been delivering effective and innovative climate control for Australian homes for over 50 years. Daikin Altherma systems come with a 5 year warranty and Glow has an after-sales support team to ensure your system runs smoothly for years to come.