GEORGETOWN: Sales of air-conditioning units have surged by as much as 40 per cent as people seek relief from the intense heat in Penang.Aiman Electrical Engineering manager Nu'Aiman Mustaqim Mazlan told Bernama on Thursday (Feb 28) that high demand has forced him to engage more workers to install units in customers' homes."I am having my hands full with heavy orders to install the electrical equipment in residential houses everyday lately,” he said, adding that sales of the cooling appliance had risen by between 30 and 40 per cent.Customers were also making beelines for his shop in Kepala Batas to request for air-con servicing as well, the 28-year-old stated."Many came because their air-conditioners need repair or are no longer cooling enough."STOCKS RUN LOW AS TEMPERATURES RUN HIGHBernama found that several electrical appliance shops in Jalan Rangoon have seen brisk sales for air-conditioners.An employee of an air-conditioner wholesaler who wanted … [Read more...] about Air-conditioner sales soar in Penang as temperatures set to hit 38 degrees Celsius
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The new cooling system features Samsung's Bixby digital assistance to better control temperature, humidity and air quality. It also allows users to control other Samsung appliances connected via Wi-Fi, such as wall-mounted air conditioners, air purifiers and TVs, the company said. "The new wind-free air conditioners based on AI technology upgraded the air purification function and presents a cool design," Lee Jae-hwan, a senior official at Samsung's consumer electronics division, said during a media event. "We will step up efforts to develop the air care technologies to help consumers better withstand heat waves and fine dust." The company also said its sleek design will seamlessly blend with the interior design to cater to discerning consumers. Samsung's new air conditioners will be available beginning next Thursday. On Thursday, its smaller rival LG Electronics Inc. launched new Whisen ThinQ air conditioners outfitted with AI-based voice assistant and air purifying … [Read more...] about Samsung, LG introduce AI-based air conditioners.
NOW you can literally "have your cake and eat it", and an additional comfort in your home or office, with less guilt too. Why? Because Daikin Malaysia just launched its most efficient series of Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) product, the VRV X air-conditioner. At the launch event, the "star of the show" was unveiled to the tagline "Innovation Xcellence". An exceptional creation and an excellent product indeed; the Daikin brand has long enjoyed a good reputation for producing energy-saving appliances like air-conditioners and refrigerators. The new VRV X air-conditioner uses Daikin's improved integrated technology which provides for better energy efficiency and cost savings, yet is liberal in form and function. "Energy saving is vital for sustainability. We believe in the future of green technology in our industry that led us to develop VRV X to not only help to provide a better cooling solution to all but also to ensure, we contribute towards saving our environment," said Daikin … [Read more...] about Daikin’s new VRV X air-conditioner is good on the pocket and the environment
Major home appliance companies expect Thailand's air conditioner industry to resume growth this year, boosted by a spate of positive factors including hotter weather, an improving economy and recovering consumption. Saowanee Sirariyakul, business director at Thai Samsung Electronics, said the company is quite upbeat about a recovery in spending on air conditioner products this summer and is set to launch 36 new home appliance models to capitalise on the anticipated market recovery.Of the new offerings, 17 are inverter air conditioner models for which demand is expected to continue growing strongly this year.Last year it launched only two inverter models.Samsung predicted the air conditioner market would grow 5% this year from 1.43 million units last year, a first-ever contraction, down 10%, with a value of 20 billion baht.The company attributed last year's contraction to the poor economy, cool weather and relatively high household debt.Two players, Panasonic and Mitsubishi, had even … [Read more...] about Air conditioner sales forecast to heat up
Air-conditioner makers are moving towards more efficient cooling systems in line with energy efficiency and environmental footprint regulations in the region. Singapore is leading the way in terms of environmentally friendly building regulations in Southeast Asia."Right now about 30% of buildings in Singapore are green-certified," said Titus Yu, managing director for Southeast Asia at United Technologies, the parent company of air-conditioner maker Carrier. "According to the state's target, close to 80% of buildings in the state will be green-marked by 2030."In Singapore, he said, all new buildings or building renovations have to follow stringent efficiency standards.The green building trend has yet to catch on in Thailand, said Ardi Rammanee, managing director of Carrier Thailand."We do, however, have efficiency regulations set by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, which become more stringent every 2-3 years," Mr Ardi said.Even if the Thai air-conditioner sector is not … [Read more...] about Air conditioners to go greener domestically