Daikin releases upgraded version of the heat pump standard Daikin Altherma 3 R

Brussels, 10th December 2020 – Daikin Europe today announces the release of an upgraded version of its air-to-water heat pump range powered by Bluevolution with R-32 refrigerant: the Daikin Altherma 3 R. Released in 2018, the Daikin Altherma 3 line set an international standard for heat pump performance. Now, the product includes remote control, voice control assistance and a redesigned outdoor unit casing, which are the result of Daikin's mission to always find new ways to improve features that are important to our consumers.


A new set of improvements

The Daikin Altherma 3 R features significant improvements which increase the installer and user experience of Daikin’s Altherma 3 line of heat pumps. First, the product can be controlled from anywhere with the Daikin Residential Controller application that includes the voice control assistance thanks to links with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. But Daikin also listened to installers and improved the outdoor unit casing, simplifying the installation and maintenance of the unit.

Daikin’s Altherma 3 line was initially released in 2018. The system set a new standard for heat pumps internationally as the first air-to-water heat pump featuring Bluevolution technology and R32 refrigerant. Thanks to a new set of improvements, the Daikin Altherma 3 R gets closer to customer needs.

Patrick Crombez, General Manager Daikin Europe Heating and Renewables : “Our Daikin development team is continuously trying to find ways to improve our existing heat pumps with features that are important to our end users. Connectivity is one of those features, as well as environmental friendliness. Our upgraded heat pumps, such as the Daikin Altherma 3 R, are also easier to install and maintain. This make the installer’s job easier than ever.”


3 different indoor units

All designed to heat new builds or low energy houses, Daikin Altherma 3 R offers a wide range to adapt to the customer’s needs.

  • Daikin Altherma 3 R F, the floor standing unit with integrated domestic hot water tank, is the ideal system to deliver heating, domestic hot water and cooling. This “all-in” model reduces the installation footprint and height.
  • Daikin Altherma 3 R ECH2O is renowned for its ability to maximise renewable energy sources to provide the ultimate comfort in heating, domestic hot water and cooling. With its solar connection and its ECH2O tank integrated, this heat pump uses more renewable energy while achieving the highest standards for water sanitation.
  • Daikin Altherma 3 R W is a wall mounted unit which offers a high flexibility of installation and hot water connection for small spaces. This wall mounted heat pumps can also be combined with a thermal store.

For more information about Daikin’s Altherma 3 R heat pumps and its technical specifications, please consult the attached product leaflet.


75% reduction in environmental impact

Low temperature air-to-water heat pumps are an energy-efficient solution for heating, cooling and hot water production. When combined with underfloor heating or heat pump convectors, the configuration requires less energy to heat every home.

Just like other new generation heat pumps from Daikin, Altherma 3 R heat pumps are equipped with R32 refrigerant. R32 refrigerant has paved the way for heat pumps with a reduced environmental impact and increased performance. Indeed, this refrigerant reduce the environmental impact of heat pumps by 75% and need 30% less charge compared to R410-A refrigerant.


Premium performance

The Daikin Altherma 3 R offers enhanced performance and a broad product line up.

  • Suitable for both underfloor heating and heat pump convectors, the units can answer every need, in new buildings or low energy houses
  • The product shows a Coefficient of performance (COP) of 5,1 which means that for 1 kW of electricity, the users get more than 5 kW of heat in their house
  • Frost protection down to -25°C, ensuring reliable operation even in the coldest climates
  • The Daikin Altherma 3 R meets the highest energy label requirements, up to A+++ (space heating 35°C)




About Daikin

Air is essential to our existence. It has always been Daikin’s mission to make the air we breathe and live in the best possible. Our innovative products and solutions are designed to improve people’s health and well-being and reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling. By 2050 Daikin aims to be carbon neutral throughout the full value chain and the full life cycle of its products and solutions.

Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailored-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. To date Daikin Europe N.V. has over 12 000 employees across more than 24 EMEA affiliates. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe Group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.

Total Solution provider for heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration

Daikin Europe can rely on a strong network of installers and partners across its regions thanks to nearly 50 years of innovative and energy efficient air conditioning systems business development.

To date, Daikin Europe is also market leader for Heat Pumps in Europe and well known for the Daikin Altherma hydronic heat pumps for private heating applications, which it pioneered in 2006. With high demand for low carbon heating in Europe, these heat pumps are made in the Belgian, Czech and Germany factories in Europe.

In recent years, Daikin Europe has added total solutions for the cold chain to its lines of business. Next to own refrigeration innovations, the company expanded its portfolio and network through several acquisitions.  In 2016 Daikin Europe N.V. acquired Zanotti, Italian manufacturer of industrial and transport refrigeration. In 2017, Hubbard (UK) was integrated into the group, shortly followed by Tewis Smart Systems (Spain). The most recent acquisition to reinforce the full line up for retail cold chain was the global refrigeration group AHT Cooling Systems GmbH, headquartered in Austria.

About Daikin Industries Ltd.

Daikin Industries Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan, employs around 89,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of € 23.7 billion in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22). The company is the global market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. Daikin Industries Ltd. is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that develops and produces all important components such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics in-house.

Read more on www.daikin.eu and www.daikin.com.


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