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EIA calls for ban of HFCs in split systems

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has renewed its call for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to be banned in domestic air conditioners, with the claim that a switch to hydrocarbons could prevent harmful emissions equal to 1,400 coal-fired power stations running for a year. New research commissioned by the EIA found that making the change could avoid 5.6 […]

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Hitachi introduces FrostWash Technology

In response to what it perceived as an unmet need for greater cleanliness in air conditioning systems, Hitachi has introduced “FrostWash Technology”. “Air is always travelling across the surface of the heat exchanger,” says Hitachi. “Dust, mould and bacteria can accumulate, leading to reduced performance and perceivable odours. Keeping the heat exchanger clean is the […]

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MHIAA scores gold for design

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has been recognised at the 61st annual Good Design Awards ceremony. The Avanti Plus split system air conditioner received a prestigious gold accolade in the product design category for outstanding design and innovation. “With the rise in electricity costs and awareness around climate change, along with many air conditioners […]

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Plumbers bid to take over RAC?

The Victorian government is currently considering a proposal for mechanical services plumbers to install and service multi-head air conditioning systems. Last year, the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) reviewed and revised regulations on plumbing work. Following the review, a series of projects were established to further examine different aspects of the regulations. […]

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Mitsubishi Electric celebrates winning month

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has won four industry awards this month for outstanding products and service in 2018. The company’s refrigerators won the Canstar Blue 2018 Award for Customer Satisfaction. These awards commission market research companies to survey Australians on their experiences with products and services. Shoppers rate their satisfaction levels with particular brands, allowing Canstar to select winners in each […]

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Daikin releasing new Zena range

Daikin is releasing its new Zena designer series of wall-mounted split-system units. The new range will be available from late October, and will consist of an enhanced line-up ranging from 2.5kW through to 6.0kW. “The indoor unit presents itself in an outstandingly minimalist and compact design of only 798mm in width, 185mm in depth, and […]