Daikin upgrades the Perfera air conditioner
BELGIUM: Daikin has announced the launch of the Perfera FTXM-R series of wall-mounted air conditioners, boasting an all-in-one heating, cooling and clean air solution.
Now housed in an even smaller unit measuring 30mm less than previous versions, the Perfera FTXM-R/RXM-R is said to be easy to install, with near-silent operation. It also offers the latest air purifying and heating technology, together with new voice control abilities.
Improved energy efficiency from the new design of heat exchanger and fan contribute to seasonal energy efficiencies of up to A+++ in cooling and heating.
New features include a new heat boost function in the outdoor unit which is said to quickly heat homes when starting up, claiming to reach the set temperature 14% faster than a regular conditioner.
A wider flap gives a stronger airflow, while the 3D air direction feature is designed to distribute hot or cold air more evenly for all-round room comfort. Additionally, a two-area motion detection sensor deflects air away from people and auto-switches to a more energy efficient setting when no movement is detected in the room.
The new series also incorporates Daikin’s advanced flash streamer filter technology. The integral titanium apatite deodorising filter is claimed to capture and neutralise odours such as tobacco and pet smells, while the silver allergen removal and air purifying filter captures allergens such as pollen.
The Daikin residential controller, accessible through Daikin’s downloadable app via a local network or internet connection, has been supplemented by a new voice-activation facility. Key functions including temperature set points, operation modes, fan speed and more, can be controlled from anywhere using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Installation and commissioning
The wide range of sizing options, from the 15-class up to 71-class models, provides maximum flexibility in system specification. The piping diameter of the 42-class type has been unified with the 35-class units for increased system compatibility. The new integral Perfera PCB and WLAN connection makes commissioning both simple and fast.