GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Air Conditioners. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing room air conditioner design?
31 answers
Answers:
Basic concept is almost the same same old technology but controls has become much more advanced. Not aware of new technology to cool the room other than traditional concept.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Refrigerant and lubricant selection and miscibility. Compressor design. Enhanced surface and tube designs.
~George W, Design Engineer, Jacksonville, TX
They are coming out to be a little more efficient and quieter and they are getting lighter.
~Ray B, Sales and service, Great Bend, KS
Smaller and more efficient design higher ambient. Thermal electric cooling efficiency.
~Sam T, Marketing/Sales, Spokane, CA
Split units - Precharged line sets. Narrow width units for casement windows.
~Ron LaFlamme, Architect, Nashville, TN
Type of compressor and materials changes to lighten up get lower cost coils.
~Chris H, Facilities Manager, Bloomington, IL
Air exchanges via high flow and condensation from coils on my filters.
~Leon P, Mycologist farmer , truffle and mushroom expert, Stillbay, South Africa
Solar powered, clean air control and Air2Heat automatic conversion
~Mohamed HAFFAR, Projects start up as Financier, Ivry Sur Seine, France
Inverter compressors VRV(variable refrigerant volume) systems
~Samuel N, Design Engineer, Kampala, Uganda
Ductless units and the accompanying control systems
~Oliver B, Facilities Manager, Austin, TX
Cost and Heat discharge Ground source units
~Bill P, Project Manager, Bowie, MD
Electronic temperature control. Refrigerant.
~Engineering, Other, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Refrigerants, compressor materials & design
~Mike Campbell, Energy Engineer, Fort McMurray, Canada
Invertertechnology and noicereduction
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Netherlands, Netherlands
In-row cooling and rack based cooling
~Subbarao G, Facilities Manager, Chennai, India
New freon R410 inverter technology
~Stanislav D., General Management, Kiev, Ukraine
Low cost.energy saveing technology
~Sathya prakash C, Facilities Manager, Abudhabi, UAE
VRF systems, wireless controls
~George M., Engineering Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Automation and bms programing
~Luis M, Critical Facilities Engineer, San Jose, Costa Rica
Air duct system & VRV system
~ELTON NDINA, Design Engineer, TIRANA, ALBANIA
Varible speed compressors
~Steve C, Faculty/Staff, Fredonia, NY
Coil & compressor design
~Technical Support/Services, Kilanas, Brunei Darussalam
INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Bryantown, MD
Fresheners,fans
~Kb O, Engineering Consultant, Lagos, Nigeria
Sophistication.
~Nabil D, Engineering Consultant, Dubai, UAE
Size , features
~Tung Thian Lai, Engineering Consultant, Puchong, Malaysia
Compresser
~Engineering, Other, Kuwait, Kuwait
Diffusers
~Gedalyahu M, Research & Development, Haifa, Israel
Recycling
~Engineering, Design, Kingston, Canada
410-vrf
~Engineering, Design, Norfolk, VA
Unsure
~Nick D, Architect, Toulouse, France

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative room air conditioners?
26 answers
Answers:
So far they all appear to be made in China and all relatively cheap and less reliable than older models we used to get.
~Chris H, Facilities Manager, Bloomington, IL
No perspective here. I look for the best price, availability, and what will fit.
~Ray B, Sales and service, Great Bend, KS
Can't say, they are so many depending on what power they use.
~Mohamed HAFFAR, Projects start up as Financier, Ivry Sur Seine, France
Every one has Pros & Cons on this market.
~George M., Engineering Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Mitsubishi electric Daikin/Gree
~Stanislav D., General Management, Kiev, Ukraine
Carrier, York, Mitsubishi
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Johnson Controls and Carrier
~Luis M, Critical Facilities Engineer, San Jose, Costa Rica
APC by Schneider Electric
~Subbarao G, Facilities Manager, Chennai, India
There so many companies
~Sathya prakash C, Facilities Manager, Abudhabi, UAE
Engineered air arpis
~Manufacturing, Calgary, Canada
HITACHI, DANFOSS, GE.
~George W, Design Engineer, Jacksonville, TX
GENERAL and CARRIER.
~Nabil D, Engineering Consultant, Dubai, UAE
Daikin & mitsubishi
~ELTON NDINA, Design Engineer, TIRANA, ALBANIA
Carrier , Panasonic
~Tung Thian Lai, Engineering Consultant, Puchong, Malaysia
Frederich, sanyo,
~Ron LaFlamme, Architect, Nashville, TN
York and Carrier
~Mike Campbell, Energy Engineer, Fort McMurray, Canada
Daikin, Toshiba
~Nick D, Architect, Toulouse, France
Carrier - Trane
~Bill P, Project Manager, Bowie, MD
Panasonic, LG
~Technical Support/Services, Kilanas, Brunei Darussalam
York,trane,
~Kb O, Engineering Consultant, Lagos, Nigeria
Carrier
~Engineering, Other, Kuwait, Kuwait
Trane
~Doron Tadmor, Project Manager, Rishon-Lezion, Israel
SANYO
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Bryantown, MD
Sanyo
~Engineering, Design, Kingston, Canada
Sanyo
~Engineering, Design, Norfolk, VA
LG
~Samuel N, Design Engineer, Kampala, Uganda

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