Samsung has announced a 'progressive switch' to R32 refrigerant across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning split system ranges.
The announcement follows last year's launch of R32 residential wall-mounted systems. The process has now been completed by covering the entire split system range, including its award-winning Wind-free products.
In addition to the launch of the R32 range, Samsung will also be releasing a Wind-free version of its slim 1way cassette split system. Andrew Faulkner, commercial manager at Samsung Climate, said: “Customers are embracing the numerous benefits of Wind-free technology, both reducing running costs and improving comfort levels. So, following the success of the VRF Wind-free 1way cassette, we welcome the addition of this model to our split system line-up.”
Samsung says that, due to the popularity of the Wind-free technology, it has decided not to develop an R32 version of the standard 4way cassette split systems.
The new R32 refrigerant models achieve a significantly higher efficiency than those using R410A, with SEERs of up to 7.6 and SCOPs of up to 4.6.
The R32 range also operates to -20ºC in heating, compared to the current -15ºC and pre-charge piping lengths have also been increased, for reductions in both installation time and costs.