10 Aug 2011 01:08:10
Breakthrough technology – Daikin Altherma Flex
Space Air Solutions is pleased to announce that the breakthrough technology Daikin Altherma Flex multi type air-to-water heat pump system has won two prestigious innovation awards. At the Environment and Energy Awards, held in May as part of the Sustainability Live event, the Altherma Flex won the ‘Innovation Award for Environmental Technology’ and at the National Heat Pump Awards, held in June, this Daikin model was also winner under the category ‘Product Innovation’. The system was chosen due to the great potential that the Daikin Altherma Flex system offers for reducing carbon emissions and energy bills, particularly in apartment buildings.
Mark Houghton, commercial director of Space Air Solutions commented, "These awards are fantastic recognition for this product and the Daikin Altherma heat pump range as a whole, we are all delighted at Space Air. The Daikin Altherma Flex system fills an important gap in the UK market for providing low carbon heating and/or domestic hot water to apartment buildings of all types across the UK."
Using a renewable heat source, ambient air, the Daikin Altherma Flex is highly efficient compared to conventional fossil fuel boilers, capable of heating water up to 80°C, and has remarkable COPs up to 3.5. The Flex also offers cooling utilising heat recovery technology (the rejected heat in cooling mode is directed for heating DHW). The Flex is the first heat pump system to allow independent control and billing of heating and hot water systems within each individual dwelling. One outdoor unit can supply up to 10 dwellings.
Space Air Solutions not only supplies the complete Daikin Altherma range but also designs and manufactures unique piping kits to ensure that each installation can be a replica of the next. Consistency of installation procedures fully optimises the operation of Daikin systems and is of great importance for developers and owners of housing stock.