New Nepura residential heat pump, optimised for heating in colder climates

New Nepura residential heat pump, optimised for heating in colder climates

Brussels, Friday, 01 December 2023 – Daikin Europe N.V. introduces Nepura, the new residential air-to-air heat pump range, which is available in Europe as of November 2023. With this range, Daikin Europe seeks to provide a reliable heating solution that performs at temperatures as low as -30°C and delivers efficiency values of up to A+++ in heating.  The launch of the Nepura range is part of Daikin’s strategy to develop products tailored to Nordic conditions.

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Norlake: Freestanding Walk-Ins For Hurricane Zones

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European Heat Pump Summit — A Lighthouse for the Heat Pump Industry

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Daikin Targets Top Position in European Heat Pump Heating Market

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Toshiba Carrier Gains Customers’ Confidence with Its Chillers

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JARN ( J): How do you see the trends in the 2023 chiller market in Japan? Also, please tell us about the forecast for Toshiba Carrier’s modular chiller sales in 2023 compared with 2022.

Hitachi air365 Hybrid Is a Powerful Drawcard for Flexible Clean Heating

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Refcold India 2023 Showcases a Promising Industry

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134th Canton Fair Expands Its Scale and Reaches a New High

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