IN the Philippines among the many things that get one’s turkey is the heat. Take it from me, had not been for the aircon, I would have had every reason to have early on left this sweltering country for Alaska. Then again, thanks to air-conditioning units installed just about everywhere I go, I would not have to suffer all my life from the scorchin’ heat from which I am luckily insulated.
But, seriously, when was the last time you paid your aircon, any mind? Not so often, as it has become a part of our lives so much that we hardly ever noticed it. At home, we have two trusty air conditioners we bought back from the Jurassic age, or specifically when we renovated our home in 2005. To this day, they spare me from the hell I could have been had my parents not bought air conditioners, or clumsy ones at that.
Daikin is our AC brand and it has been instilled in our heads forever, so that when I play The Brands game on PC and asked to name an aircon brand, what else is on top of mind but of course, Daikin.
Daikin is more than just a box of ice you turn on and off because it is not just an air-conditioning unit. With more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of heat-pump technology, it understands your needs (and, of course, not just the need to cool your head off from the boiling-point indoor Philippine temperature), from optimizing power consumption, to optimizing the cooling output given the fickle weather—Daikin is, hands down, topnotch. Renowned for its pioneering approach to product development that is inextricably tied with its commitment to the environment, Daikin produces systems aimed at improving comfort levels without having to exact high environmental impact. Daikin showcased this system at its booth at the recently concluded PhilConstruct 2015 expo at the SMX Convention Center, where it rallied for and showed every reason consumers need to shift from window to split-type air-conditioning.
Two rooms were juxtaposed, one with a window aircon and another with the split type. One could actually see energy consumption by each of these types. Daikin said that refrigerant choice is an invariable to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing system carbon footprint. It added that, in the choice as to which refrigerant to use in a heat-pump system, the unit’s entire Life Cycle Climate is put to the test, with the basis being the global-warming equivalent of any direct refrigerant emission and the system’s lifetime energy consumption.
The actual airflow distribution was also demonstrated in juxtaposition, and then some 12 other reasons there is a need for an aircon change. The use of R32 (which doesn’t induce ozone-layer depletion and is easy to recycle) in the Urusara 7 unit used in the booth, offers end-users excellent air quality and high comfort levels, all while considering the environment.