Daikin Altherma 3 R is a high-capacity R-32 refrigerant split heat pump.
Daikin Altherma 3 R is a high-capacity R-32 refrigerant split heat pump.

Daikin has launched what it claims to be the world’s first heat pump that also offers cooling alongside heating and hot water.

Significantly, the Altherma 3R runs on R-32 refrigerant. It replaces its predecessors that run on R410-A refrigerant. Daikin says the move reduced the environmental impact of the pump by 75%.

Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating and Renewables SBU at Daikin Europe, said: “At Daikin, innovation, along with sustainability, is a driving force in everything we do. Daikin Altherma 3R combines both factors in a unique way - it’s not only a world’s first, but also a sustainable promise.“

The Altherma 3R is designed for use in large, new domestic properties The outside unit can fit under a window and is equipped with one large fan instead of two smaller ones for a high-capacity unit, reducing its height by 25%.

Specifications include up to A+++ space heating performance and up to A+ domestic hot water performance, while it can operate at temperatures as low as -25°C.