AHRI releases A2L report for firefighters

The US-based Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released a test report that examines fire safety issues related to A2L (lower flammability) refrigerants. The fire service requested that data be developed to identify hazards to fire service personnel when responding to fire events in occupancies with the new refrigerants. Undertaken in cooperation with […]


Fujitsu’s Australian-designed ducted controller

The anywAiR technology ducted controller from Fujitsu General Australia lets users control their ducted air conditioner via a touch pad in the home or remotely through a smartphone or tablet. The Australian-designed smart control device is compatible with Fujitsu General’s residential and light commercial ducted systems. Available as an option when purchasing a Fujitsu General […]


iZone brings smarts to climate control

Australian company iZone is offering advanced air conditioning solutions featuring smart device controls and unique control algorithms that are designed to maximise efficiency and minimise costs. “Thanks to the emergence of smart technology, climate control systems have come a long way, but not all systems are created equal,” says iZone. “Regulating a home’s heating and […]


One Nation takes up hydrocarbon cause

HVAC&R may become a vote-decider in the upcoming Queensland election, as the One Nation party supports changes to regulations around hydrocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Last week the member for Mirani, Stephen Andrew, posted a question for notice to the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham. “With reference to […]

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Mitsubishi Electric Australia announces Dealer Awards

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has celebrated its best dealers across the nation and within teach state and territory at this year’s Dealer Awards. Although the event was hosted virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mitsubishi Electric Australia says that the sentiment behind acknowledging its most valued dealers and the company’s successes remained the same as previous years. […]


Thailand runs R290 safety test for AC units

The Thailand Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (RAC NAMA) has conducted Thailand’s first live safety testing of R290 (propane) for AC units. The results, which support the safety of the flammable refrigerant, have been submitted to the Thai government to assist in its review of the country’s building code, says the organisation. […]


Putting the AC in accessories

Fujitsu has developed a wearable cooling device called the Cómodo gear that can be worn around the neck. It uses uses ventilation, water cooling and Peltier elements to lower body temperature. The device cools the blood flowing through the carotid artery and sends the heat to a water-cooled heat sink worn on the waist. It […]