The growing interest of consumers in ‘green’ air-conditioning equipment has led the global HVAC industry towards smaller ‘package’ style autonomous units that are more efficient than older integral building HVAC systems.” Kanwal Jeet Jawa, Managing Director, Daikin India, spoke to Buildotech about the latest energy-efficiency measures in HVAC and Daikin new products & solutions for Indian market.
What are the technological innovations introduced by Daikin
Some of the technological innovations introduced by Daikin India are:
Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) – It is one of the latest and most revolutionary technologies used for large sized buildings. The VRV system offers large outdoor capacities, greater energy savings, easier installation and longer actual and total piping, making it one of the significant cooling solutions available in the market today.
Super Multi Hot Water air-conditioning solution – This technology utilizes disposed energy to heat water. The outdoor unit can be connected with up to three indoor units & one storage water heater and is one of the new-age solutions for energy efficiency.
Room Precise Temperature Control – In here the revolutionary electronic expansion valve continuously adjusts the refrigerant volume in response to load variations in indoor units, maintaining comfortable room temperature at a virtually constant level without temperature variations typical of conventional on/off control systems.
Introduction of HFC32 refrigerant – Daikin India has introduced the HFC32 refrigerant with a better lifecycle climate performance for the first time in the country.
Inverter air-Conditioning technology – The latest 1.5 ton capacity FTKV50NRV16 air-conditioner which uses an in-built inverter AC and HFC32 refrigerant as its base technology consumes minimum energy and is most suitable for domestic needs.
Some of the challenges facing Indian HVAC market
The HVAC sector and real estate sector are interdependent. The slowdown in the Indian realty market directly affect sales in the HVAC market. With lower construction, the demand for HVAC solutions also diminishes thus slowing down the growth of the sector. Also, India is witnessing wider gap between supply & demand in the power sector creating power outrage situations in many areas of the country. HVAC traditionally being seen as a power heavy appliance this may make consumers buy lesser and negate growth of the sector. Furthermore, many players in the market are reluctant to bring in newer technologies. Compounding the problem is influx of unorganized players in the market who bring out low-cost sub-standard products, severely impeding the growth of the HVAC sector.