JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 26 February, 2020 – Samsung entered 2020 with a new range of airconditioners that take innovation to a new level. This includes the much anticipated follow up to the first Wind-Free™ residential air conditioner. Samsung strives to deliver the best in heating and cooling with a purification system that ensures cleaner air and a healthier environment. The new powerful Digital Inverter Boost air conditioner range offers consumers a pleasant indoor climate experience while enhancing energy efficiency.
Wind-Freeᵀᴹ cooling technology
Samsung introduced the market’s first wall-mounted air conditioner with Wind-Freeᵀᴹ technology in South Africa in 2018. Air conditioners with Wind-Freeᵀᴹ technology follow a three-step cooling mode. In the first step, the temperature is lowered quickly in Fast Cooling mode. Second, it uses a dehumidifying feature to set the optimal level of humidity. Finally, when the desired temperature is reached, Wind-Free™ Cooling mode is activated to maintain those levels and provide an ideal level of comfort.
In Wind-Freeᵀᴹ Cooling mode, fresh air is dispersed gently and evenly through thousands of micro-holes, creating a “Still Air” condition¹. It allows people to live, work and relax comfortably without experiencing unpleasant cold drafts.
The units can be controlled and monitored remotely by using the Samsung SmartThings App², letting users turn their air conditioner on or off, select preferred cooling modes, schedule operations, and even monitor power consumption – all at a touch. And with Samsung Bixby voice control, the unit can simply be told what the user wants via the smartphone.
Enhanced energy efficiency
The new generation Wind-Freeᵀᴹ wall-mounted air conditioners uses Samsung’s new energy-efficient Digital Inverter Boost compressor, allowing consumers to maintain their desired temperature while reducing electricity consumption. The new Digital Inverter Boost compressor is developed to help maintaining indoor temperature in an efficient way, and not having to turn the unit on and off repeatedly.
The long-lasting DuraFin™coil is produced with corrosion-resistant material to powerfully protect the condenser from rusting. This helps to maintain the optimal performance and efficiency of the Heat Exchanger.
“At Samsung, we believe in meaningful innovations that makes life easier and our track record speaks for itself. With our new range, we have introduced revolutionary technology in multiple areas to ensure that our customers experience an unsurpassed level of comfort, convenience and value ” said Robert Larkan, Head of Digital Air Solutions at Samsung South Africa
¹. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) defines “Still Air” as air currents moving at speeds below 0.15m/s, which lacks the presence of cold draughts.
². Availability of described features may be subject to execution. SmartThings functionality is available on Android and iOS devices. A Wi-Fi connection and Samsung SmartThings account are required. Bixby voice control is supported in English (US, UK, Indian), Chinese, Korean, French, German, Italian and Spanish.