Energy Efficiency Meets High-Quality HVAC Systems: Get to Know Daikin

Hey Victoria, looking for a reliable and efficient way to keep your home or business comfortable year-round?

Daikin is a world-renowned manufacturer of heating, cooling, and HVAC systems that offer unparalleled comfort, performance, and energy savings. In this article, we’ll take you through the different types of Daikin heat pumps available, including their features and benefits, to help you make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

Whether you’re looking for a ductless air-to-air system or a VRF/VRV heat pump for a large commercial building, RedBlue Heating & Refrigeration can help. Read on to learn more about Daikin’s top-of-the-line HVAC systems, supported by our team of HVAC experts.

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What are Daikin Heat Pumps?

Daikin is a world-renowned manufacturer of heat pumps, air conditioners and HVAC systems. Their heat pumps are designed to provide reliable heating and cooling, exceptional performance, and energy savings that you can count on. 

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Types of Daikin Heat Pumps

Daikin manufactures several different types of heat pumps, including VRV, air-to-air, geothermal, hybrid, and water-source heat pumps. 

VRV systems are known for their high energy efficiency and precise temperature control, often used in commercial applications such as office buildings, hotels, and retail spaces. Air-to-air heat pumps, both ducted and ductless, provide heating and cooling to the indoor space in residential and light commercial applications. Geothermal heat pumps, which use natural heat from the ground, provide an eco-friendly and sustainable option for heating and cooling. 


Hybrid heat pumps combine gas and electric heating, optimizing efficiency and comfort. Water-source heat pumps use water as the heat transfer medium, making them suitable for larger commercial and industrial applications. With this wide range of heat pumps options, Daikin offers customers flexibility and a tailored solution to meet their specific needs.

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Top air-to-air heat pumps

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Air-to-air heat pumps are the most common type of heat pump and work by extracting heat from the outside air and transferring it inside your home or business. They can be used for both heating and cooling and are ideal for homes and businesses with limited space or budget. This can include both ductless, and ductless systems.

Daikin LV Series

This is a line of ductless mini-split systems that are highly efficient and use inverter technology for precise temperature control. The LV Series can achieve up to 19 SEER, which makes it an energy-efficient heating and cooling solution. It has a compact design with streamlined indoor units that blend well with any decor and features advanced technology such as intelligent eye and online controller capabilities. It is also highly customizable because it comes in a variety of sizes and configurations from 9,000 to 36,000 BTU.

Daikin Aurora Series

This is a line of high-efficiency ductless mini-split systems that is designed for cold climates. The Aurora Series has advanced technology to provide reliable heating even in extremely low temperatures. It is equipped with Daikin’s patented “Flash Streamer” technology that disinfects the air and improves indoor air quality. It also has a streamlined design that blends in with any decor and features a variety of indoor unit options.

Daikin Emura

The Emura is a stylish residential ductless mini-split system that has won several international design awards. It is a highly energy-efficient system that uses R-32 refrigerant and has a SEER rating of up to 21. It has a highly compact design and features an intuitive touch screen controller. The Emura also uses Daikin’s patented 2-area intelligent eye to improve temperature control and energy savings. It is a premium ductless system that is ideal for modern homes that value design and functionality. 

Top ducted air-to-air systems

Ducted air-to-air systems are efficient and effective heating and cooling systems that are perfect for homes and commercial buildings. These systems work by drawing in air from outside of the building, then filtering and heating or cooling the air before distributing it through a network of ducts via vents in each room. The advantage of this type of system is that it can be tailored to meet the specific temperature needs of individual rooms, which can be especially important for larger buildings with many occupants, laboratory or cultivation facilities, or where there are differences in areas that are exposed to direct sunlight versus those that are shaded. 

The ducted air-to-air system also offers the convenience of being operated via a central control system that can be programmed to switch the system on or off at set times throughout the day, saving money on energy usage. Additionally, these systems can also be fitted with advanced air purification technology, making them an excellent choice for individuals who suffer from allergies or respiratory illnesses. Overall, ducted air-to-air systems are an ideal option for keeping homes or commercial buildings consistently comfortable while being energy efficient and cost-effective.

Below are some of the best Daikin air-to-air ducted systems:

Daikin Emura II

This sleek wall-mounted unit is perfect for modern homes and businesses. It features a high-efficiency compressor and variable speed inverter technology for optimal performance and energy savings. It also has a quiet mode for whisper-quiet operation. 

Daikin Nexura

This unit is designed to provide a comfortable warmth, even on the coldest of days. It has an internal heater that warms up the unit’s surface, which then radiates heat into the room. This unit also features a sleek design, as well as Daikin’s advanced inverter technology for energy efficiency.

VRF/VRV Heat pumps

VRF/VRV heat pumps are a type of air-source heat pump that use a variable refrigerant flow to provide precise temperature control and energy efficiency to a building with multiple zones. Daikin’s VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) system is a popular type of VRF system that uses advanced inverter technology, offers individual temperature control in each zone, operates quietly, is customizable, and easy to maintain. These systems are ideal for large buildings with multiple zones and high demand for energy-efficient heating and cooling.

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Daikin VRV IV

This is Daikin’s flagship VRV system, which offers up to 64 indoor units connected to a single outdoor unit. It features a wide range of indoor unit options, advanced inverter technology, and intelligent controls for optimal energy efficiency and customizable comfort.

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Water-Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs)

Water-source heat pumps (WSHPs) and geothermal (ground-source) heat pumps are both types of heat pumps that use the Earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. They are similar in many ways, but there are some important differences between them. While geothermal heat pumps extract heat from the ground, water-source heat pumps extract heat from a nearby water source, such as a lake, river, or well. 

Daikin manufactures water-source heat pumps that use water as the heat transfer medium, rather than air or refrigerant. These systems are often used in commercial and industrial applications, such as hotels, hospitals, and schools.

Two of Daikins most common WSHPs are:

Daikin McQuay Enfinity Water-Source Heat Pump

The Enfinity is a line of highly efficient water-source heat pumps designed for commercial and industrial applications. It features a compact design, easy installation, and highly flexible system configurations. The Enfinity is available in a range of sizes and capacity options, making it suitable for a wide variety of large-scale applications.

Daikin Rebel Water-Source Heat Pump

The Rebel is a water-source heat pump designed for small to medium-sized commercial applications. It features advanced inverter technology, intelligent controls, and quiet operation. Its compact size and easy installation make it a popular choice for retrofits and installations where space is limited. 

Hybrid Heat Pumps

Hybrid heat pumps combine the efficiency of an air-source heat pump with the reliability of a gas furnace. These systems automatically switch between gas and electric heating depending on the outdoor temperature, optimizing efficiency and comfort.

The leading hybrid heat pump offered by Daikin is the Atherma model:

Daikin Altherma Hybrid Heat Pump

The Altherma Hybrid is a residential heat pump that combines the efficiency of an air-to-water heat pump with a gas boiler. This allows the system to switch between electric and gas heating modes depending on the outdoor temperature, optimizing efficiency and comfort. It features a compact design, easy installation, and advanced controls for maximum energy savings. 

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The Benifits of Daikin Heat Pumps

There are many benefits of choosing Daikin heat pumps for your home or business, here’s a few:


  1. Energy efficiency: Daikin heat pumps are designed to be highly energy efficient, which can lead to significant cost savings over the life of the unit. For example, the Daikin Emura II has an A+++ energy efficiency rating.


  1. Comfortable indoor environment: Daikin heat pumps provide a consistent, reliable level of comfort all year round. They can also be used for spot cooling or heating to provide personalized comfort.


  1. Quiet operation: All Daikin heat pumps are designed to operate quietly, making them ideal for use in residential or commercial settings. 


  1. Eco-friendly: Daikin heat pumps use renewable energy and have a low carbon footprint, making them an eco-friendly choice. They also use R-32 refrigerant, which has a lower Global Warming Potential than traditional refrigerants.

Rebates Available

You could be eligible for up to $15,000 in combined rebates for replacing your current heating and cooling systems to a more energy efficient upgrade. This includes funding from grant initiatives including BC Hydro, CleanBC, and Canada Greener Homes Grant.

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Why Choose RedBlue Heating & Refrigeration for Your Daikin Heat Pump Needs?

  1. Experience: RedBlue Heating & Refrigeration has over 10 years of experience providing HVAC services to residential and commercial customers in the Greater Victoria area.


  1. Quality: We use only the best quality products, such as Daikin heat pumps, to ensure that our customers receive the best possible results for their heating and cooling needs.


  1. Expertise: Our team of highly trained HVAC technicians are experts in the installation, maintenance, and repair of Daikin heat pumps, ensuring that they operate efficiently and reliably.


  1. Customer service: At RedBlue, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. We are committed to delivering personalized solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs and budgets.


We are proud to support supply, install and maintain Daikin heat pumps. They are an effective, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient solution for your heating and cooling needs, whether for your home or business. At RedBlue Heating & Refrigeration, we’re here to help you find the perfect Daikin heat pump solution for your needs, and to provide expert installation, maintenance, and repair services to keep your heat pump running smoothly for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about how Daikin heat pumps can keep you comfortable all year round! 

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