In-Situ Monitoring Product of the Year 2017
Winner: Daikin UK - Altherma Hybrid Heat Pump
The Daikin Altherma Hybrid Heat Pump is a low temperature air-to-water heat pump working in series with a gas condensing combination boiler – designed to be significantly more efficient than a gas condensing boiler on its own.
This system is aimed at the domestic market as an alternative to oil and LPG boilers and electric storage heaters, and as a replacement for traditional gas boilers.
To verify the efficiencies of the hybrid system and highlight the role that heat pumps can play in reducing carbon emissions, Daikin UK embarked on a 12-month field trial, monitoring performance of Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pumps in a range of two and three-bedroom houses across the UK from Dumfries to Dorset.
Hybrid systems of 5kW or 8kW were installed and both existing and new radiators were used. Installations were designed and installed by Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited installers. Heat loss calculation and required flow temperatures were based on MCS standards.