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R32 units now 60% of Daikin sales

BELGIUM: Daikin has reported that its R32 air conditioning systems now account for around 60% of sales across Europe.

In some countries – Belgium, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Sweden – sales of units using the  lower GWP refrigerant have reached 75%.

The figures exclude France and Spain which currently has restrictions on the application of A2L “mildly flammable” refrigerants. However, Daikin believes that regulatory changes in those countries, expected by the end of this year, will allow a broader transition to R32.

It is unclear to what degree this summer’s European heatwave has had on the sales increases, but, according to Daikin Europe, sales of its Sky Air range of small to medium commercial air conditioners have increased by 15% since R32 versions were introduced last year.

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