Daikin Air to Water is an energy-efficient way of heating water that has the potential to save thousands on utility bills. This system extracts heat from cold outdoor air, which is then used to heat water before it’s pumped around the house for use in taps and showers. Daikin uses low-grade thermal energy, so the system only heats the water when you need it – this makes it up to 4 times more efficient than traditional electric immersion systems.
Daikin can save customers up to 70% on their annual hot water costs, which covers both gas and electricity consumption. A family of four could see savings of up £660 a year!² It’s estimated that over 60,000 households in the UK could benefit from a Daikin system.³
2) THE TECHNOLOGY
There are two ways of heating water using Daikin’s air to water systems: indirect and direct expansion. Both work by passing low-grade thermal energy across a heat exchanger coil that extracts heat from the outside air and uses it to warm the water inside the tank. This allows homeowners to enjoy hot water when they need it at any time of year.
The system works best in areas where temperatures drop below 7 during winter, which is why we recommend measuring local weather conditions before installing one in your home. Colder climates will see greater savings than warmer ones – so homes with underfloor heating will benefit less.
3) OTHER BENEFITS OF DAIKIN
Homeowners with a Daikin system are also eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive, which offers grants to help homeowners pay for their hot water system. Our online calculator is free and easy way to see how much money you could save on your bills by installing one in your home.
Customers can also monitor their energy usage online at any time, allowing them to keep an eye on costs. It’s also possible for customers to earn additional cash rewards through our Eco points scheme – where they earn points each month they use the system efficiently. These points can be used against future purchases or donations made by Eco republic.
4) WHERE WE OFFER THE SYSTEM
Daikin air to water is available across the UK, but our coverage doesn’t extend to Northern Ireland yet. We install systems in England (excluding London), Scotland and Wales, including areas of Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Northumberland and Durham.
5) THE FUTURE OF DAIKIN
The energy market has highlighted the need for new ways of heating homes in an effort to save money on utility bills. Around 6% of all electricity used by consumers is used to heat water alone – so it’s no surprise that so many homes are looking to switch to new, efficient systems.
6) THE INSTALLATION PROCESS
The Daikin system requires a drainage point within 10 metres of the heating tank, where waste water can flow away from the property. A hole around 800mm in diameter is required for the pipe that feeds outside air into the unit.