Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has launched the Hitachi smart residential air conditioner series named airHome.
It is equipped with a variety of smart and intuitive functions that will help users maintain a comfortable indoor environment while improving indoor air quality (IAQ) as well as saving energy.
The first model of the airHome series will be available throughout Europe starting with France this month and later becoming available in Asia.
airHome’s technology is designed to seamlessly accommodate people and their lifestyles, saving them the stress of finding the right system in an ever-growing market while sustaining performance year after year and proactively managing user’s indoor air quality.
airHome is equipped with the FrostWashfunction to keep the heat exchanger in a cleaner condition, providing a more comfortable indoor environment.
FrostWashis an automatic self-cleaning feature that freezes the heat exchanger down to -15°C to trap pollutants and dust in ice, which then melts to flush them away.
This leaves the unit cleaner and dramatically reduces the possibility of pollutants being spread from the AC unit across the room. Tests have shown that systems with FrostWashare three times better at maintaining airflow performance than those without this technology.
With this technology, users can enjoy the benefits of airHome with easy maintenance.
The airHome series is the air conditioner for people who do not want to think about air conditioners but just want to live in harmony with all possible features and advantages.
There are a range of features available depending on the series.
For example the smart eco function which detects the human presence and absence and adjusts the operation to decrease energy waste.
Another feature is SleepSense which detects when a person is sleeping and automatically adjusts the temperature to prevent the room from getting too cold contributing to a better quality of sleep.
Customers can also rely on the airCloud Home smartphone app to set up location awareness and temperature profiles to detect when users are on their way home to automatically adjust the temperature before their arrival.
airHome is equipped with up to four different air purification technologies against pollutants, viruses, allergens, bacteria, and odours depending on the model.
Users can rely on airHome’s purification technologies in its 99.9 per cent control of SARS-CoV-2, up to 99 per cent control of bacteria, up to 86 per cent control on odours, and up to 97.1 per cent control on allergens.
While switched off, airHome’s mold guard function automatically blows air through internal components to prevent the build-up of odour-causing mould.
It also features a safeguard system to prevent against extreme weather conditions and an unreliable power source, contributing to longer product life.
Installers will also benefit from the new airHome series improved features for installation. All new service menus for each servicing are provided through the remote control.
The company’s vice president and chief marketing officer, Nick Reynolds, said the goal is to ensure products conveniently fit the lifestyle of customers.
“This is why we launched the airHome series, a smart yet easy and low maintenance air conditioner that is much needed in a crowded market of smart electronics,” Reynolds said.
“airHome is our first step into our growth as a lifestyle brand, and we are excited to continue creating smart products that can meet the demands of today’s market.”