Daikin launches smallest all-in-one heat pump


13 April 2021

Daikin has unveiled its smallest all-in-one heat pump solution to date - the Altherma 3 Monobloc.

The manufacturer says the compact size and versatility of the system means homeowners no longer have to trade space in their homes for improved sustainability.

The new unit is said to maximise space in the home, while also offering significant savings over traditional heating systems due to its high efficiency and low running costs. 

The new outdoor unit is  designed to improve airflow, cutting down on unwanted noise. Its concealed high-performance single fan blade makes the unit much quieter than conventional double fan heat pumps at just 62dBA.

Homeowners can monitor energy consumption and easily control the performance  using the Daikin Residential Controller App, and through Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

The single unit makes for fast and simple installation, which doesn’t require F-Gas qualification to install. 

Iain Bevan, Commercial Manager of Heating & Renewables at Daikin UK, said: “More and more homeowners are looking to make the switch to low-carbon heating technology but don’t want to compromise on space in their home.

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“Our new system is the perfect small and powerful, yet quiet solution for homes of all sizes.

“As more people look to switch to an eco-heating option, the ability to understand these systems and talk to homeowners about the best solution for them is a necessity.

“We’re helping installers navigate the changes and capitalise on the opportunities our sector is experiencing, by offering free training to build your knowledge of our heat pump systems as part of our Sustainable Home Network.”

The unit comes in four different capacity ranges - 9, 11, 14 and 16 class - said to be suitable for homes ranging, from a two-bedroom terraced to a four-bedroom detached home.

The system uses R32 refrigerant which requires 30% less refrigerant charge than a R410A equivalent unit and achieves 75% lower CO2 emissions than previous monobloc units.

The unit has an operational range of -25°C to 60°C.