Daikin Europe, renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions, has announced the release of a new Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) control feature. Available as an option for the floor-standing model of the Daikin Altherma Heat Pump Convector (HPC), the new IAQ control feature allows fresh air to enter the room when its monitor detects excessive levels of CO2 inside. In this way, a Daikin Altherma HPC can provide precise, efficient room heating and cooling with high indoor air quality. Result: improved building occupant comfort and health as well as better energy efficiency.
New feature monitors and improves continually CO2 level
The Daikin Altherma HPC floor-standing model now includes an optional IAQ control feature in which a small wall-mounted controller continually measures the CO2 in the room. When the CO2 level exceeds a pre-set threshold, the controller automatically opens a damper located in the heat pump convector. The open damper allows fresh air to enter the building from the outside. The incoming fresh air is then heated or cooled to the desired indoor temperature by the HPC. Integration of heating and cooling with IAQ helps deliver both optimal temperatures with improved indoor air quality.
Daikin commits to a better indoor air quality
IAQ refers to the quality of air inside the room or structure – air that the building occupants breathe every day. Quality control of indoor air is important because we spend about 90% of our lives inside. Untreated indoor air quality can be 2 to 5x poorer than outdoor air quality. Contaminants found in indoor air can include pollen, bacteria, black mould, spores, viruses, germs, fungi, particulates, and volatile organic compounds.
Patrick Crombez, General Manager Daikin Europe Heating and Renewables said, “Daikin’s development team is continuously exploring new ways to improve our products with features that are important to building owners, occupants, installers and for the environment. That’s why, along with heating and cooling, our heat pump convector is now able to provide indoor air quality control. A real added-value for people’s home.”