Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning launch airHome
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Tokyo, Japan – Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning globally launched the Hitachi smart residential air conditioner series named airHome, 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 first be available throughout Europe starting with France this April and later becoming available in Asia.1

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 FrostWashTM function to keep the heat exchanger in a cleaner condition, providing a more comfortable indoor environment. FrostWashTM is 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 FrostWashTM are three times better at maintaining airflow performance than those without this technology2. 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.

1 Product features will vary depending on the country, region, and model.

2 Two identical units were tested for comparison; with and without FrostWashTM. Test chamber simulated approximately two years of dust and oil build up which may be experienced in a typical home environment. Airflow performance was tested before and after being in the chamber. Unit without FrostWashTM experienced an 18 percent drop in airflow performance. Unit with FrostWashTM experienced only a 6 percent performance drop. Tested at Johnson Controls-Hitachi Tochigi factory, Japan. In actual use, these benefits will vary depending on room size, room usage, outdoor temperature and humidity, and other usage conditions. Test results cannot be applied to all actual use environments.