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    Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32
    Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32
    Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32
    Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32
    Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32

    Daikin Announces Daikin ATMOSPHERA with R-32 Refrigerant

    Dec. 27, 2021
    Described as the first single zone system with R-32 in North America, ATMOSPHERA offers improved efficiency and reduced emissions over R-410A. Available in Washington, Oregon and Florida.

    In what sources say is an HVAC industry first for North American contractors and customers, Daikin is launching a home comfort product featuring R-32, a refrigerant with one-third the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the most common refrigerants currently being used in the United States and Canada.

    The new Daikin ATMOSPHERA system featuring R-32 refrigerant from Daikin North America LLC is being marketed as a powerful, new single-zone system that has a lower GWP, is more efficient and may help lower end-user electric bills compared to R-410A models. Daikin has sold over 33 million R-32 systems in more than 100 countries and regions.

    The new Daikin ATMOSPHERA system featuring R-32 refrigerant from Daikin North America LLC is a single zone, ductless system that gains impressive efficiencies over its R-410A predecessor line, the LV Series, with up to 27.4 SEER, 13.8 HSPF and 16.3 EER ratings for ultra-efficient cooling and heatingFour sizes of indoor and outdoor heat pumps are available, from 9,000 to 24,000 BTU.

    Daikin ATMOSPHERA is currently available in Washington, Oregon, and Florida.

    Installation is now more flexible, with 50 percent longer piping lengths up to 49 feet, compared to other Daikin single zone systems.

    “Daikin has sold over 33 million R-32 systems in more than 100 countries and regions,” said Takayuki (Taka) Inoue, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. “We are excited to be the first to bring this proven technology to North America. With an estimated 160 million R-32 systems sold by Daikin combined with other manufacturers worldwide, we are confident R-32 has the all-around performance benefits to make it the ideal replacement for R-410A.”

    “Daikin ATMOSPHERA brings North America a powerful, new single-zone system that has a lower GWP, is more efficient and may help lower end-user electric bills compared to R-410A models,” explains Connie Schroder, senior product manager – single and multi-zone systems for Daikin. “We’ve also built advanced features into Daikin ATMOSPHERA heat pumps that improve comfort, cleanliness, and usability while simplifying maintenance.”

    Daikin ATMOSPHERA’s heat pump performance over its R-410A predecessor is substantial, offering greatly enhanced heating and cooling capacities. The units feature up to 100 percent rated heating capacity at 5F WB ( -15C WB) and confirmed continuous operation as low as -13F WB (-25C WB). Rated cooling capacity is up to 100 percent at 115F DB (46C DB).

    New hybrid cooling technology efficiently controls humidity, even in low-cooling loads, and maintains dehumidification effect after the target temperature is reached. Daikin ATMOSPHERA’s novel “CLEAN” operation dries the interior of the indoor unit to reduce the amount of condensation present, while a detachable drain pan allows for easy cleaning.

    With the indoor unit’s built-in Wi-Fi, the system can be controlled via the internet with the Daikin Comfort Control App without the need for an additional adaptor. Daikin ATMOSPHERA’s Intelligent Eye employs an infrared sensor to detect movement in the room. If the room is empty for 20 minutes, the set point is changed to start saving energy.

    Installation is now more flexible, with 50 percent longer piping lengths up to 49 feet, compared to other Daikin single zone systems.

    Indoor units include a wireless infrared controller and are compatible with the full suite of optional s21-based single and multi-zone controls solutions, including the Daikin One+ smart thermostat. daikin.com