AI-powered Wind-Free unveiled

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Published: 05 November 2019


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Wim Vangeenberghe
Samsung has announced a new range of wall-mounted air conditioning with R32 refrigerant, which combines Wind-Free technology with AI-powered smart features.

Premiered at the Interclima 2019 trade show in Paris and expected to be available in the first quarter of next year, Samsung says the new platform will allow consumers to use their air conditioning more efficiently.
Samsung introduced the market’s first wall-mounted air conditioner with Wind-Free technology in Europe in 2017. Fast Cooling quickly reduces the temperature, followed by a feature which sets the optimal level of humidity. Finally, the Wind-Free mode maintains those levels for ideal levels of comfort. In Wind-Free Cooling mode, fresh air is dispersed gently and evenly through thousands of micro-holes, creating a “Still Air” condition* and eliminating cold draughts. 

The manufacturer says the addition of its AI (Artificial Intelligence) Auto Cooling feature** analyses room conditions, user-preferred temperatures and cooling modes, and even the outdoor climate to automatically switch to the most appropriate setting. 

It has a built-in Motion Detect Sensor (MDS)** that tracks user movements to cool efficiently while avoiding wasting energy. The sensor can detect when there are no users in the room, automatically changing the air conditioner settings to slightly increase the temperature or turn on the standby mode.
 
The systems use Samsung’s new energy-efficient Digital Inverter Boost compressor, said to allow consumers to maintain their desired temperature while reducing energy consumption. The compressor is developed to help maintain indoor temperature without having to turn the unit on and off repeatedly. The top of the range Wind-FreeT unit comes with an A+++ energy label for both SEER and SCOP, the highest energy rating achievable in Europe. ***
 
Wim Vangeenberghe, Vice President Global HVAC Solution Business at Samsung Electronics at President at SEACE, said: “Samsung’s new air conditioner range for 2020 combines our renowned Wind-Free cooling technology with new AI-powered smart features that maximise consumer comfort while meeting the demand for higher energy-efficiency.”

* 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.
** Availability of described features may be subject to execution.
*** Energy rating is based on 9k BTU version and is according to EU No 626/2011 (Lot 10) label classification 2019, on a scale from D to A+++.