Airwell-R32UK: Daikin was the first to introduce R32 air conditioners into the UK, but the second to market has come from an unexpected source.

While many might have expected Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu or Panasonic – all companies known to have developed air conditioners running on the low GWP “mildly flammable” refrigerant– to have been next into the market, but they’ve been beaten to the drop by French manufacturer Airwell.

Two window units of 2.7kW and 3.7kW capacity are now available from wholesaler Air Conditioning Accessories. The cooling-only unit employs inverter technology to achieve SEER’s of over 5.0.

The unit is said to be quieter and considerably more efficient than older types of window air conditioner.

Airwell is a company with a long history. Established in 1947, it produced its first window air conditioning unit in 1950. Last year the company was acquired by Swedish ventilation company Systemair.

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