R32-Emura-first-UKUK: Malvern-based Young Air Conditioning is the first UK contractor to install an air conditioning unit running on low GWP refrigerant R32.

The installation of a Daikin R32 wall-mounted Emura split system was carried out on a first floor bedroom in a residential barn conversion near Malvern.

Young Air Conditioning md Wayne Young admitted to being incredibly proud to be the first UK company to install an air conditioning system running on R32 refrigerant gas. “Our original customer brief was to install a home air conditioning system to a first floor bedroom in a barn conversion domestic property,” he explained. “The solution chosen was a Daikin R32 Emura wall-mount system FTXJ35LW in matt crystal white.”

The FTXJ35LW boasts a cooling capacity of 4.1kW and a heating capacity of 5.1kW. It claims an SEER of 7.19 cooling and an SCOP seasonal heating efficiency of 4.60.

Wayne Young told the Cooling Post that the installation of the R32 unit had presented no significant difficulties. “As always, it’s just a case of ensuring you follow the correct procedures,” he said.

The domestic property is described as having been furnished to a very high standard, making the Emura’s sleek modern design well-suited to the room’s interior. The outdoor condensing unit was mounted at high level because the base of the external wall kicked out. The condensing unit was complemented with matching cream/ivory trunking.

The worldwide switch to R32, a “mildly flammable” lower GWP refrigerant, is being led by Daikin in Europe as a replacement for R410A in smaller ac systems. Most of the other major air conditioning manufacturers are also now offering R32 units but, as yet, sales have mainly been concentrated in the Far East.

Young Air Conditioning, a Daikin UK D1 Partner, was established in 2004 and handles all aspects of air conditioning installation, servicing, and repairs, from portables and single split domestic installations to commercial multi VRV systems. 

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