Daikin UK has launched its new air conditioning range, named Bluevolution, using R32 refrigerant gas. Considered by many to be the refrigerant of the future, R32 has a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and is significantly more energy efficient than its predecessors.
Following the European phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons through F-Gas legislation, it is essential to move towards refrigerants with a lower carbon dioxide equivalent (which is a factor of the GWP value and refrigerant amount).
As a leader in environmental technologies, Daikin is already leading the way by changing to products with a lower environmental impact such as R32. Daikin has now launched the first commercial R32 refrigerant air conditioning range in the UK and plans to have all their DX equipment running on R32 - including VRV systems - once building codes and safety standards are updated.
Encompassing Daikin Split and Sky Air systems, the R32 Bluevolution range offers a future proof, affordable, air conditioning solution. Quick and easy to install with reduced leak check requirements, the Bluevolution range incorporates the latest innovative technology.
The new range provides the highest Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP) ratings, offering improved energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
Following the initial launch of the Bluevolution range in Pilsen, Czech Republic, for traditional split units, the Bluevolution range has now expanded to include the Daikin Emura and Sky Air products. Offering unrivalled comfort and control, the R32 range now also includes the Seasonal Smart High COP Roundflow Cassette and new iTab Controller.
Martin Passingham, Product Manager for DX at Daikin UK said, “We’re extremely excited to be launching the first commercial R32 range within the UK market. As the F-Gas phase down continues, it is important that installers and customers make the move to lower GWP refrigerant-based systems.
“With very similar installation process to R410A, installation with R32 gas is simple and straightforward, and provides only benefits for the end user.
“Offering the ultimate in energy efficiency and control, the new Bluevolution range delivers a future proof investment throughout the F-gas phasedown. Alongside the efficient R32 refrigerant, additional new system features, such as a power saving mode, ensure low running costs over the course of the systems’ lifetime.”
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