Panasonic updates TZ range


06 May 2020

Panasonic has announced what it describes as advanced updates to its domestic RAC TZ range. The manufacturer says the new wall-mounted TZ has been designed with a smaller and more elegant chassis, whilst still maintaining impressive power and efficiency as well as utilising R32 refrigerant for reduced environmental impact. 

Compact size 
Panasonic has focused on creating a compact heating and cooling indoor unit that is only 779mm in width – small enough to be placed above a door, making it the ideal solution for limited spaces in any home. This width applies to systems up to 5kW.

Advanced smart control
Panasonic was one of the first to include built-in WLAN into all wall-type units for multi-split compatibility and the TZ Super-Compact is no exception. Once connected to the internet the unit can be controlled whenever and wherever via smartphone with Panasonic’s Comfort Cloud app, ideal for residents to remotely control their air conditioners. 

Thanks to Panasonic’s Comfort Cloud, indoor units can be connected to several leading voice assistants in the market to provide simple control - homeowners who are used to controlling their lighting and audio with their voice can now also set preferences for their Wall-Mounted TZ air conditioner’s to create the desired environment.

Improvements for end users
Panasonic has installed a filter that catches harmful particulate matter (PM2.5) often found suspended in the air – including dust, hazardous pollutants, pollen, dirt, smoke and liquid droplets. The filter catches and reduces particles, helping maintain the air quality of the room. 

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Panasonic says it has also succeeded in creating an extremely quiet HVAC solution. The inverter air conditioner’s indoor operating noise has been reduced - the inverter constantly varies its output power to enable more precise temperature control at just 20dB(A)[1]. 
The TZ features Panasonic’s Aerowings; two independent blades that concentrate airflow to cool a room down quickly and help distribute the air throughout the room evenly. The blades are said to allow for more control over the direction of airflow for optimum comfort.

New wireless control
With fast access to key operations and a gliding cover revealing more options, the wireless backlit Sky Controller allows for intuitive control.

Easy installation and maintenance 
Panasonic says developments mean installation time has been dramatically decreased. The TZ air conditioner is light in weight and small in size, so that it only takes one person to install. The unit also has a reinforced installation plate that provides more stability and strength to ensure a neat and simple installation. There is also a clear view and convenient access to the drain hose and cabling inserts and an extra 13mm has been achieved for piping so installers can now ensure pipes and insulation are securely and neatly fitted. 

[1] 2,5- and 3,5-kW models: In the Quiet Mode during cooling operation with low fan speed.