Air Conditioning Technologies
The summer months have arrived, and if you’re in the market for a new air conditioner or want to stay up to date on the latest developments in the AC tech world, you should definitely stay on with us. The air conditioning industry has undergone significant transformation in recent years. AC, which was once considered a luxury, is now regarded as a necessity, even by middle and low-income families. Given the tropical Indian climate, where temperatures can reach 50℃, it is critical to use robust technology and components that will allow ACs to provide comfortable cooling during peak summers. Why only in the summer? Modern state-of-the-art air conditioners can provide optimal climate control even during heavy downpours and bone-chilling winters.
Functioning of Air Conditioner: Maintains Temperature All Over the Year
The refrigerant is passed through a set of evaporator coils in the form of a volatile liquid. The air from the room is passed over this evaporator in a simple air conditioner to exchange heat and give cool air. The refrigerant evaporates and absorbs the heat in the air as it does so. When the cooled air reaches saturation, the moisture condenses on fins placed over the coils. The water drains as it runs down the fins. A blower circulates the cooled and dehumidified air back into the room.
Meanwhile, the vaporized refrigerant enters a compressor and is pressurized and forced through condenser coils. The refrigerant releases the absorbed heat from the inside air and undergoes liquefaction. This heated air is vented outside, and the liquid is recirculated to the evaporator coils to continue cooling. In some air conditioning units, these coils can reverse their processes. Thus, in the winter, the inside coils condense the refrigerant and heat the room rather than cooling it.
The most significant innovation, pushing the boundaries of air conditioner technology, is digital inverter technology. For decades, air conditioners had single-speed compressors that were either on or off. A compressor is an engine that drives the air-conditioning cycle by moving refrigerant through the condenser, compressor, and evaporator arrangement. When the temperature inside the room rises above a certain threshold with a single-speed compressor, the compressor abruptly turns on – a familiar sound for those who own a 20th-century air conditioner. However, the inverter concept has completely altered the dynamics of the AC (and refrigeration) industries. The technology is commonly found in the 1.5-ton Inverter AC.
So, what exactly is inverter AC technology? To put it simply, inverter technology is analogous to a car accelerator. When the compressor requires more power, it receives more power. When it requires less power, it provides less power. The compressor is always on with this technology. However, it draws power depending on the temperature of the air and the thermostat temperature. The compressor’s speed and power are appropriately adjusted. One of the leading brands in this category is Sanyo Inverter AC.
PM 2.5, PM 1, and Anti-Dust Filters
The filter is an important battleground for AC brands looking to innovate due to the rising level of air impurity. As per the WHO report, the air impurity levels in developing economies, particularly India, have skyrocketed. Air pollution has recently been linked to an increase in respiratory diseases such as lung cancer. The risk posed by particulate pollution is said to be comparable to that posed by secondhand smoke exposure. As a result, air filtration has become an extremely important aspect of air conditioning, and manufacturers are constantly coming up with innovations and techniques to control the rising levels of air impurity by using multi-layer filters.
Particulate matter, or PM 2.5, is made up of very fine particles in the air that are two and a half microns wide. Vehicle emissions and the combustion of wood and oil are the primary sources of PM 2.5 particulates. Modern air conditioners from reputable brands such as Sanyo include a PM 2.5 filter and an anti-dust filter to remove air impurities from the room.
Taking advantage of the most recent research and discoveries, modern air conditioners are equipped with cutting-edge technologies and components to provide comfortable cooling. Sanyo, among others, is at the forefront of AC technology, having phased out obsolete and environmentally unfriendly technologies.
Modern air conditioners in India provide true “air conditioning” all year. Whether it’s cooling during hot summers, dehumidifying during heavy rains, or heating during freezing winters, new 2-in-1 (Hot & Cold) air conditioners are a dependable companion in all seasons. High-end air conditioners include smart sensors that detect when someone is in the room and adjust automatically to save energy.