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The new R32 units (clockwise from top) : Haier Dawn, Hisense Silentium and Toshiba Mirai

ITALY: The low GWP refrigerant R32 is making most of the air conditioning headlines at this weeks’ Mostra Convegno Expocomfort exhibition in Milan.

In addition to Daikin, Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense, along with Japanese manufacturer Toshiba, are all launching R32 units at the exhibition which opened today.

While Chillventa is recognised as the main European show for refrigeration technologies, Mostra Convegno might be considered the main air conditioning event.

With exhibits spanning heating, ventilating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, the show is expected to welcome more than 150,000 visitors to the four-day event that is open until Friday at Fiera Milano.

Haier’s Dawn wifi-controlled air conditioner adds intelligent daylight and presence sensors to the energy efficiency benefits of using the low GWP refrigerant R32.

With an SEER and SCOP of A+++, the new Dawn unit boasts a noise level of just 15dB.

The Silentium from Hisense, with its DC inverter compressor, is another R32 unit offering an energy class of A+++. Another quiet unit at just 16.5dB, the Silentium can be controlled remotely via an ap.

From Toshiba comes the new Toshiba Mirai high-wall residential inverter heat pump, which will be available in both R32 and R410A versions.

Listed as A+ class in cooling and heating, it is also quieter than earlier models and features a dustless coil with specially-coated aluminium fin for improved efficiency.