Panasonic reveals new HZ Series

Panasonic has launched a new range of reverse-cycle, wall mounted split system residential air conditioners.

According to Panasonic, the latest HZ Series builds upon the success of its premium reverse-cycle series, providing “top-of-the-range efficiency, design and an operating range to meet the demands of the extreme Australian climate”.

The HZ Series incorporates Panasonic’s new nanoeX Generator Mark 2 air purifying system, which the company says provides stronger and more effective air purification. The new range is designed to inhibit pollutants more effectively by releasing twice as many hydroxyl radicals than its Z Series predecessor (9.6 trillion/sec versus 4.8 trillion/sec).

“The nanoeX air purifying system provides 24-hour purification in the home, to neutralise pollutants and deodorise interiors even when the cooling or heating system is not in operation,” says Panasonic. “NanoeX benefits include the neutralising of bacteria and viruses, active deodorisation, inhibition of mould growth and allergens such as pollen or pet dander, and the breakdown over time of potentially harmful substances that can be found in particle sizes as small as PM2.5.” 

This new series includes a humidity sensor that measures and analyses the humidity level and adjusts accordingly. Additionally, the unit incorporates iAUTO-X, a one-button option for a fast cool down. 

An updated Aerowings design – with larger blades that provide 19 per cent increased airflow and long distance cooling up to 15m – ensures a wider area of coverage.

The HZ Series also includes built-in wi-fi allowing for convenient control and monitoring through the Panasonic Comfort Cloud app, as well as through Google assistant enabled devices.

Panasonic says the HZ Series features an ECO Mode, harnessing the power of AI to both monitor the room conditions and amount of heat generated at any given time, and adjust settings accordingly to maximise energy savings by up to 20 per cent – while maintaining a pleasant environment.

“We know that Australians rely on air conditioning units to provide them with optimum comfort in the home, no matter whether cooling or heating is the requirement of the day,” says Panasonic Australia Product Marketing Manager, Air Conditioning, Reggie Lam, Affil.AIRAH. “But with the latest in innovation – such as our new nanoeX Generator Mark 2 technology, enhanced device compatibility and increased climate control options – we know that our new ultra-premium HZ Series will take both comfort and air quality to the next level.”

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