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Daikin Opens Up Nigeria’s Air Conditioning Market With Africa’s First Inverter System

Nigeria’s Air Conditioning market recently experienced new innovation as Daikin, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, announced the launch of the world’s first R-32 Inverter Split Wall Mounted unit, specially designed for the African market conditions.

The launch of the new product testifies to Daikin’s commitment to develop environmentally friendly products by using an alternative refrigerant to R-22 with zero ozone depletion potential and lower global warming potential than R-410A.

Sana Hamdani, DX Product Manager, Daikin MEA, said Daikin split ranges will be using low GWP and zero ODP refrigerants R-32, in combination with the unique Daikin Swing compressor, to offer the highest real-life energy efficiency and to minimise the impact to the environment.

“Casing design and other specifications have been improved, such as the voltage range and sound level to enhance the customer experience and offer the most powerful, efficient and reliable cooling”.

Robert Kagabo, Department Manager- Africa Sales, Daikin MEA, said the new product is designed to meet the constraining requirements of the African market, the newly developed Daikin air conditioner will exceed the end-user expectations by offering a year-round powerful and efficient cooling without compromising on the design, comfort or reliability.

“Leading by example, Daikin has decided to launch this new series using the best available technology to minimize the impact on the environment”.

He said as African countries ratified the Montréal Protocol which entails phasing out ozone depletion materials to nearly zero by 2030, including the R-22 refrigerant used for A/C equipment.

“Although a limited amount of ozone depleting refrigerants will remain available between 2030 and 2040 for servicing already installed A/C and refrigeration equipment, it will not be sufficient to replenish the needs of old equipment, unless conversion to alternative refrigerants in new equipment is implemented soon.

“The Montreal Protocol also includes drastic reduction steps between 2015 and 2030 for all HCFCs, and considering the lifetime of equipment, Daikin believes it is crucial to start using non-ozone depleting refrigerant on new air condition as soon as possible”.

Mr. Suraj Rupani, Promoter for Panaserv Nigeria Limited, the authorised distributor of Daikin in Nigeria, emphasised that the new technology incorporated into the GTKL-TV1 series air conditioners boast the reliability and unparalleled quality than the Nigerian consumer has come to expect from Daikin products, and incorporates functionality that is beneficial given the unique requirements of Nigeria.

“The Nigerian consumer is highly sophisticated when it comes to new technology, and inverter technology combined with a more environmentally friendly refrigerant will bring more effective cooling and lower running costs. The brand speaks to the quality of the product, and the new series of air conditioners is a huge win for Nigerian consumers,” he added.

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