Legislation Updates

Government eyes ban on high-GWP air conditioners

The Ozone and Climate Protection Section of the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is seeking industry input on a proposal to limit the import and manufacture of small air conditioning units using high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. The approach would ban the import and manufacture of small air conditioning units using […]


Mitsubishi Heavy wins best split system award

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has been named by Finder as the Best Rated Split System Air Conditioner Brand in the latest 2021 retail awards. Finder is a leading consumer comparison site that Australians use to inform purchasing decisions. The 2020/21 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards recognises Australia’s best brands and are voted on by […]


Mitsubishi Heavy launches virtual showroom

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has announced the launch of its Virtual Showroom Innovation Park. “With Virtual Innovation Park, MHIAA is delving into the online space to offer a new and intuitive way for customers to get up close and personal with the latest product ranges, technical information, features and functions,” says the company. […]


Mitsubishi Electric launches MSZ-GS for project market

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has announced the launch of the MSZ-GS Series, designed for the demands of the Australian project market. The MSZ-GS Series wall-mounted split system air conditioning units feature a capacity range line-up of six models from 2.5–7.8kW. According to Mitsubishi Electric’s National Product Manager Atesh Mani, the new split systems have been designed […]

Events and conferences

Webinar on possible updates to flammable charge limits

“Cool & Safe: Climate-friendly cooling is just one step away” is a free one-hour webinar on September 30 about the proposed update to the international standard for the use of flammable refrigerants in room air conditioners. It is organised by Environmental Action Germany and independent consulting firm HEAT, in cooperation with German development agency GIZ […]


AC in free fall

Home appliance company Midea recently launched a split air conditioner product called All Easy Pro, that can be disassembled in less than one minute by removing just one screw. To prove that it is as easy to dismantle as claimed, the company partnered with aerial photo-cinematographer Craig O’Brien and a team of professional skydivers to […]