Toshiba has developed a new domestic air conditioning system that it says not only supports its global reputation for engineering distinction, but also offers visual appeal with customisation possibilities.
According to Toshiba, its new Haori system’s technical excellence and class performance is underpinned by high efficiency for both heating and cooling, quiet operation, and great air quality.
“Haori transcends traditional AC concepts to become an alluring and truly elegant part of the furnishings,” says Toshiba.
“Regardless of the room style – modern, playful, casual, luxury, chic or retro – there is a Haori design to make it even more engaging. With its thin body and unique shape, this innovative air conditioning unit features a highly attractive textile cover that is not only available in a range of standard and optional colours but offers infinite customisation possibilities.”
According to Toshiba, home-owners can even change the look of their system with their own cover, because the Haori has a textile surface that they can customise to match their other room fabrics such as sofas, carpets or curtains.
“The beauty of the Haori is its ability to blend in and become part of the wall or stand out; interior designers and home-owners can let style be their guide,” the company says.
“What’s more, if the room receives a facelift at any point, so can Haori. Simply choose or make a new fabric and stick it to the curved front panel to create an AC unit to keep the overall aesthetic on-trend.”
Taking advantage of R32 refrigerant, Haori’s energy performance provides superior part-load efficiencies in its segment, says Toshiba.
“In addition, Toshiba’s innovative rotary compressor and inverter technology respect the environment through constant regulation of heating and cooling capacity,” says the company.
“Haori has been designed to offer ultra-quiet operation. The unit’s quiet function reduces noise from the indoor unit to a barely audible 19dB(A), ensuring a good night’s sleep, and the outdoor unit is one of the quietest at a nominal 44 dB(A).
“Noise levels can be reduced to just 39 dB(A) using a special function activated by the app or remote control,” says Toshiba.
Regarding air quality, the company says Haori features Toshiba’s PM2.5 Ultra-Pure Filter, which captures up to 94 per cent of fine particulate matter with a diameter of more than 2.5μm.
“The Toshiba Plasma Ioniser housed within Haori catches and neutralises micron-contaminated particles to create a healthy living space,” says Toshiba.
“High air quality is maintained over the long term, thanks to features such as the easy-clean drain pan and Toshiba’s Magic Coil with self-cleaning function.
“Furthermore, Toshiba’s innovative HADA Care provides advanced cooling technology that improves air distribution inside the room. The louvre position generates indirect flow, circulating air at the top of the room to regulate temperature and enhance comfort levels.”
Haori’s remote control comes with a contemporary black, brushed texture façade to match the elegance of the unit, Toshiba adds.
“Intuitive remote-control functions include power select and ECO modes to reduce energy bills, and hi-power for rapid cooling or heating. A magnetic wall-mounted holder is also supplied.”
Factory-integrated wi-fi means Haori can also be controlled via the Toshiba Home AC Control app, which now includes energy monitoring.
Toshiba says the Haori system can be quickly and easily mounted to any wall through optimised, out-of-the-box installation, and FCUs (fan coil units) are connectable to existing Toshiba single and multi-split CDUs (condenser units).