Already available in some air conditioning units in the Far East, India and Australia, Daikin’s R32 units have also been available in some European countries since the back end of last year. Others are gradually coming on board, with launch in the UK expected some time next year.
The R32 units can achieve a SEER of up to 9.54 (A +++) and a SCOP of up to 5.9 (A +++), making them the most energy efficient of this type on the market. R32 has a GWP of 675, in comparison with 2088 for R410A, is said to achieve higher efficiency both at partial load and full load and, being a single component refrigerant, has no glide issues and is easy to recycle.
Daikin UK in no hurry with R32 – August 3, 2014
UK: Daikin appears to be in no hurry to introduce air conditioning units using the new low GWP refrigerant R32 into the UK, despite their availability throughout mainland Europe. Read more…