On February 3, Samsung Electronics unveiled its new Wind-Free™ air conditioners at the 2020 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR) in Orlando, FL. The expo, co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is where industry leaders have promoted their latest products since 1930.
Samsung’s booth included a wall of its Wind-Free™ air conditioner lines such as the RAC unit, 1Way Cassette, 4Way Cassette, Mini 4Way Cassette, and 360 Cassette. These recent designs meet an energy efficiency standard and air cleaning capabilities with the use of AI and Samsung’s SmartThings Cloud. Samsung’s air conditioning technology recognizes “usage patterns and climate conditions to maintain a cool, comfortable environment without the discomfort of cold, direct airflows.”  The newest models are reflective of Samsung’s mission of incorporating the latest technology with the air-conditioning industry.
Along with its Wind-Free™ air conditioners, Samsung also showcased its DVM S Eco HR system and 4ton FJM (Free Joint Multi) outdoor air conditioner. The DVM S Eco HR system is extremely versatile in that it can both heat and cool separate rooms simultaneously while having multiple connection points that facilitate the installation of the model. As for the 4ton FJM outdoor system, it includes a home piping system where it can be connected to a maximum of five indoor units and one single outdoor unit, reducing the time and cost of installation. Additionally, the 4ton FJM is the final model of the FJM line for the North American market since it’s compatible with the newly released RAC indoor unit.
The Future of Air Conditioning Technology
Samsung isn’t the only company designing air conditioners with the latest technology to improve energy efficiency. Since air conditioners consume a lot of energy, companies like SkyCool Systems are making strides to design energy-efficient air systems using their patented silver panels that “converts heat into a mid-infrared wavelength range to slip through the atmosphere and get cast into space while also reflecting sunlight away.”  This method mimics the natural phenomenon of thermal radiation rising to the sky and parts of it entering outer space, resulting in surfaces facing the sky to retain temperatures below the air. This is one of the many innovative methods researchers and startups are looking to in order to maintain cooler environments while saving energy.
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