Samsung Electronics has launched a new air conditioner that lowers the burden of electricity bills.
On the 26th, Samsung Electronics held an ‘Air Solution New Product Presentation’ at the R&D (R&D) campus in Umyeon-dong, Seoul, and unveiled new products such as the 2023 Bespoke windless air conditioner. The new products were released in three product groups: Gallery (premium), Gallery (high-end), and Slim (standard).
Windless air conditioners feature cool air coming out of 270,000 small holes (windless micro holes) on the front. This new product applies a 3D metal press method that emphasizes volume on the front of all product groups, so the number of holes is the same as that of existing products. The windless function has been strengthened, such as more than 1500.
All products of the no-wind air conditioner gallery model have obtained 1-2 grades in energy consumption efficiency. In particular, an energy-specialized model with 10% higher cooling efficiency than the first grade was released by increasing the heat transfer area of the outdoor heat exchanger by twice that of existing products and applying a high-efficiency motor.
If you use the artificial intelligence (AI) saving mode of Samsung Electronics’ mobile application and smart home platform ‘SmartThings’, you can further reduce energy consumption by 20%. Shin Moon-seon, managing director of Samsung Electronics’ Air Solution Platform Lab, explained, “It is estimated that the new product reduces the electricity bill by about 7,000 won per month compared to the existing product when compared to the highest efficiency product with a cooling area of 56.1㎡ (17 pyong).”
The new product uses a refrigerant with a relatively small greenhouse effect. Refrigerants, which absorb heat from the surroundings and produce a cooling effect, are used in air conditioners and refrigerators, but are considered the main cause of global warming. In particular, R419A, an existing air conditioner refrigerant, has a global warming potential (GWP) of 2088, which quantifies its impact on global warming, and its use is restricted in Europe and elsewhere. Samsung Electronics applied R32, which has a global warming potential of 675, instead of R419A to some wind-free air conditioner models released last year. Currently, Samsung Electronics is promoting the development of air conditioners using R290, a natural refrigerant with little greenhouse effect.
On this day, Samsung Electronics also launched a new air purifier, the 2023 Bespoke Cube Air. When using SmartThings’ AI saving mode, the air purifier automatically operates its fan according to the indoor air quality, reducing energy consumption by up to 30%. Even after purchase, if necessary, the general filter can be replaced with a ‘deodorizing filter’ specialized in removing odors or a ‘customized pet cleaning filter’ specialized in managing companion animals.
“Samsung Electronics’ air solution products, including the Bespoke Windless Air Conditioner Gallery and the Bespoke Cube Air air purifier, have been well-received by consumers for their advanced technology,” said Choi Young-jun, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Home Appliances Division. We will lead the market with products that reflect (demand).”