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Daikin is a global powerhouse in HVAC technology. They sell both commercial and residential units. They’re sold in over 150 countries and have over 17 billion dollars in sales. Their headquarters are in Osaka, Japan. Their main product is air conditioners, which are among the most efficient and highest performing air conditioners in the industry. As a global company, Daikin recognizes their responsibility in reducing their impact on the environment, and has committed to producing zero CO2 emissions.
Types of Daikin products
Daikin is among the world’s biggest manufacturer of air conditioning units. They also have some heating and refrigeration units, as well as a line of commercial systems. Let’s take a look at their line of products.
Split and multi-split air conditioning units (residential)
These units offer excellent performance and energy efficiency. They can be controlled individually so you can cool only the rooms you are using, thus saving you money.
The DX20VC model boasts a 24.5 SEER rating, making it one of the most efficient air conditioning units in the industry.
Daikin manufacturers its own compressors, meaning they have total control over every aspect of the final product. They also developed inverter technology, which contributes to energy efficiency.
The top three units also have communicating techology, so you can control the temperature of your home when you’re away from home.
These units are for the North American residential market.
- Air conditioner
- Heat pump (heating and cooling in a single unit)
- Air handlers and coils. These coordinate the heating and cooling systems, so you’re always at a comfortable temperature.
- Sky Air – Packaged air conditioners for shops and small offices
- Packaged air conditioners for factories and large commercial spaces.
- They also offer many other options for commercial air conditioning.
- Gas condensing boilers
- Oil condensing boilers
- Gas furnace
- Radiant heater (space heaters)
These filter the air to purify it, reducing allergens and increasing comfort.
These use inverter and heat pump technology to deliver quiet, energy- efficient refrigeration.
Packaged systems provide control of temperature and air quality at factories and research facilities.
If you’re looking for an HVAC system for your home, many factors affect the cost. The size of your home will be a major factor. You don’t want to get a unit too small for your home, as it will struggle to provide the level of coolness you want. Other factors that can affect the price of an HVAC system are:
- Personal preference
- Size and efficiency of the unit.
Some people live in very hot climates and turn the air conditioning unit up to near-frigid temperatures. Some people enjoy hot weather. How often you use your unit, how big your budget, and the size of your home are all factors affecting the cost of installing a new HVAC unit. Keep in mind, over the long term, a new HVAC unit will likely be more efficient and save money on heating and cooling. The top five Daikin models are energy star rated.
Daikin’s air conditioning units 1.5 and 5 tons. If you don’t know what size you need, contact an HVAC professional in your area. They’ll be able to tell you what size you need and how much you need to spend on installation.
A small, 1.5 ton unit for a small home ranges from $1200 to $3,000 depending on what features you choose and how efficient you need. Contact a local HVAC professional to discuss your needs.
For customer experiences with Daikin, read some of the reviews you can find online. Things you should look for with the unit itself include how energy efficient it is and how quietly it operates.
Reliability is also an important factor, as no one wants an HVAC unit that only works sometimes. Consider how smoothly the installation went, although some of this will vary according to the skill of the technician who installs it. That said, some HVAC units are easier to install than others. Look for patterns. Of course, customer service and support after the unit is installed are important as well.
For single-zone systems, Daikin has a 10 or 12 year limited warranty on parts. For multi-zone systems, they have a 10 or 12 year limited warranty on parts, plus a ten year replacement warranty on the compressor. To see what warranty your particular unit has, see: https://daikincomfort.com/buyers-guide/warranty-information