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Article Date: 2nd May 2013

Daikin UK Improved Daikin Altherma Low Temperature Heat Pump Achieves SAPq Recognition

Air Conditioning - Cooling Systems - Heating Systems - Ventilation Systems

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The improved Daikin Altherma Low Temperature (LT) Split air-to-water heat pump range (ERLQ-C) has been formally recognised in Appendix Q of SAP and is listed in the Product Characteristics Database. The recognition of the entire 4kW to 16kW range means that SAP accredited software users can now use actual equipment performance characteristics when assessing the performance of a building and when generating an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

This is important for new build developers wishing to maximise the credit derived from a heat pump when calculating the Dwelling Emissions Rate (DER). It will also help individual home owners whose property uses a Daikin Altherma heat pump when they come to sell their home. Because the EPC will be generated using these more accurate calculations, rather than generic air-to-water heat pump calculations, the exceptional energy efficiencies of the MCS accredited Daikin Altherma LT Split range will be reflected in the resulting figures.

Peter Verkempynck, Managing Director of Daikin Airconditioning (UK) Ltd (Daikin UK), said: “The Daikin Altherma Low Temperature Split range demonstrates our constant strive for innovation, delivering a range of heat pumps that are up to 15% more efficient than our previous range. So it is important that this exceptional energy efficiency is reflected in accurate SAP ratings. We are delighted that the entire range has been recognised in Appendix Q.”

In fact, the 4kW Daikin Altherma LT Split will deliver a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of over 5 (at outside air temperature 7°C and water temperature 35°C, tested EN14511). This can help house builders to meet ever-tightening Building Regulations and higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes. For social housing providers, these systems can help meet legislative requirements, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, while also helping to reduce tenants’ fuel bills in both new and refurbished homes.

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