UK: Malvern-based Young Air Conditioning has installed the first Daikin air conditioning system in the UK which operates on R32 refrigerant.
The Daikin D1 approved installer, installed the Daikin Emura award-winning climate control system using the highly energy efficient refrigerant to reduce the carbon footprint as part of a barn conversion in Worcestershire.
Speaking about the installation Wayne Young said, “We choose to use R32 refrigerant gas for the installation as we believe that its environmental and high energy efficiency properties are the way forward for the industry. With no real difference to the R410a installation process, installing the Daikin Emura with R32 gas was simple and straightforward, providing only benefits for the end user.”
Ideal for homes and offices, the Emura has an operating range from -10 to 46°CDB for cooling and -15 to 20°CDB for heating, providing the ultimate in indoor climate control. The forward thinking system has sensors so it can deflect airflow from the direction of people within a room, as well as detecting when a room is empty to alter its settings accordingly, ensuring energy efficiency at all times.
Graham Wright, Legislation Specialist at Daikin UK said: “We’re proud to have worked with Young Air Conditioning to install the first R32 system in the UK. Combining the innovative and intelligent Daikin Emura with the environmentally friendly and energy efficient qualities of R32 reflects the evolution of the air conditioning industry. As a forward thinking manufacturer currently phasing in R32 gas, we were on hand throughout the installation to provide advice on how to correctly and safely use the new refrigerant gas.”
As part of the European phase-down of hydro-fluorocarbons, refrigerant gases are now rated on their Global Warming Potential (GWP). With an aim to lower the potential impact of refrigerant gases on global temperature, the HVAC industry, led by Daikin UK, is moving toward using R32 on smaller split units. As well as R32 having a GWP rating of 675, one third of R410a, meaning R32 will have a much lower environmental impact, the gas is also significantly more energy efficient.