SkyAir FTQ Ducted
A traditional central-air system made better with Daikin inverter technology.
The Daikin FTQ Ducted line is a cost-effective alternative to traditional gas furnace/AC systems. The FTQ Ducted can be used in place of your old furnace, utilizing existing ductwork, or in new construction where individual zone control is not required. You get the comfort and energy savings advantages of Daikin’s inverter technology, using a modern heat pump system to heat and cool.
Superior heating capacity in low-ambient conditions.
Older, traditional residential heat pump systems may require backup electric heating whenever the outside temperature is below 45°F. Daikin FTQ Ducted systems provide up to 100% rated heating capacity at -4°F WB (-20°C WB) for systems up to 3 tons (heat pump only). They can also operate in cooling mode from 23°F DB (-5°C DB) to 122°F DB (50°C DB). In most climates, this makes installation easier since no supplemental electric heater needs to be installed.
Daikin FTQ Ducted systems are also energy efficient:
- Available in ranges from 18,000 to 48,000 Btu/h
- Full multi-position air handler capable of upflow, horizontal left, horizontal right, or downflow (with field installed optional downflow accessory) configurations
- Up to 16 SEER, 12.5 EER and 10.4 HSPF
- 18,000 Btu/h and 30,000 Btu/h sizes are ENERGY STAR® Certified
Superior comfort and high energy efficiency
Inverter technology maintains the desired temperature by varying the speed of the compressor. Since the system runs longer in comparison to standard on/off systems in most environments, filtered air is nearly always flowing. This can eliminate large temperature swings and can help reduce humidity. A big benefit of Daikin inverter technology is that almost continuous operation reduces the system’s energy consumption, just as a car is more efficient traveling on a highway than in stop-and-go traffic. Inverter compressors reduce power consumption as much as 30% compared to conventional fixed-speed equivalents.
Superior heating capacity in low-ambient conditions
Traditional residential heat pump systems may require backup electric heating whenever the outside temperature is below 45°F. Daikin FTQ Ducted systems provide up to 100% rated heating capacity at -4°F WB (-20°C WB) for systems up to 3 tons (heat pump only).
Electric heater options are available for applications where the customer requires emergency backup for peace of mind or the heating capacity requires a boost for those extreme cold design days. To optimize the heating performance, installation cost and operation cost of Daikin FTQ Ducted systems, a wide lineup of electric heat (field installed) options is available, from 3kW to 19W.
A conventional system's hard starts generate heat and stress that can damage its vital components. A Daikin FTQ Ducted system starts softly, does not run in stop-start fashion and seldom needs to run at full speed. Its advanced compressor also has fewer parts to wear out. Daikin heat pumps heat well even in low-ambient conditions, so there is no need to use and store fossil fuels.
Having no burner inside the house results in
- Less maintenance
- No risk of fire or gases from spilled fuel
- No risk of injury from carbon monoxide emissions
Hear the Difference
Daikin FTQ Ducted systems have sound-reducing features such as compressor sound attenuators, but they are also quieter than conventional systems, because they have fewer moving parts and rarely run at full speed. Utilizing inverter technology to maintain comfort settings, Daikin systems most often operate at low speeds with outdoor sound levels in the mid to high 50s dB(A).
Easy to Install
A Daikin SkyAir outdoor unit usually takes up less than half the space of an outdoor unit on a conventional system. It is easy to handle and less obtrusive outside the home.