Mini splits are a relative newcomer to the North American HVAC market, however they are quickly rising to the top as consumers realize what can be offered with these units. In particular Daikin is causing a lot of the buzz and for good reason.
In what has become a cutthroat competition for who can make units with the highest SEER rating for the lowest cost Daikin is outperforming the competition. Inverter Technology
“Air conditioner compressors are driven by motor, and motor rotation speed depends on power supply frequency. An inverter modulates power supply frequency to control motor rotation speed. Inverters stabilize temperature by adjusting compressor operation according to load to eliminate waste and save energy.”
With an introductory unit having a 17 SEER rating and the top of the line units coming in at 24.5 SEER. Daikin has managed to reach every level of consumer with one type of unit or another.
There is a Daikin unit for your application. With a massive market presence comes great responsibility. Daikin has made units for virtually every application you may run into. We’ll go over just a few.
Standard High Wall Heads
These are the most common type of indoor Daikin equipment seen in the marketplace currently. They mount on the wall usually within 18 inches of the ceiling and have a vent that blows cool or warm air out of the bottom directed into the room they are located in. These units also have an optional room occupancy sensor which means the unit will compensate when people are in the room for the additional heat load.
Ducted Ceiling Units
Let’s say you have two bedrooms next to each other. You don’t really like the look of the high wall head and would like to use a single unit to heat both rooms. There is an option for that, this type of unit goes above the ceiling. Depending on the model a number of ducted runs can be pulled from the unit allowing you to heat and cool multiple rooms with a single unit you’ll never see.
Ceiling Mounted Daikin heads have actually been used in tiny homes as well as conventional homes. The reason for this is they are relatively low profile. Meaning they do not require a lot of room above them to operate correctly. The main application is large (or small) rooms where high wall heads are not an option. These units move air in four directions out from the ceiling and perform exceedingly well in air conditioning mode.
Who knew HVAC could be sexy? A new line of Daikin products is due out next month offering a range of colors for the indoor units. That way, consumers can choose a color scheme that goes with their home.