Improve the Quality of Air your Family Breathes

Jun 28. 2016

Advanced modern air conditioners eliminate allergens, viruses, bacteria and fungi in the air

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 28 June 2016: Winter and spring are the top runny nose seasons in South Africa thanks to viruses, increased pollen counts and pollution in the air. That’s nearly half a year of discomfort for hundreds of thousands of South Africans. Combating colds, flu, hayfever and environmental pollutants starts with an investment in an advanced air conditioner.

“Contrary to outmoded popular belief, air conditioners do not increase the chances of catching colds – in fact, advanced technology allows them to effectively filter and purify the air, at the same time as they heat or cool,” says Michael McKechnie, Director: Digital Appliance Group at Samsung South Africa.

“For example, selected Samsung air conditioner models may have the ‘Virus Doctor’ and easy filter technology included, or the accessory may be purchased as an optional feature. This innovative and health-promoting device eliminates up to 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses*, as well as smoke, pollen, dust and other contaminants, keeping the air inside clean and pure.”

Furthermore, air conditioners are not simply cooling devices – advanced new air conditioners can heat a room more effectively, uniformly and affordably than old-fashioned space heaters can, all the while neutralising contaminants in the air.

Unlike the air conditioners of old, advanced new air conditioners are elegant, virtually silent and don’t produce annoying drafts. Modern air conditioners come in a range of stylish floor, wall or ceiling-mounted designs and feature innovations such as a choice of models suited to anything from quick and powerful cooling through to gentle, silent cooling for bed time.

Maintenance, filter cleaning and temperature control have all become infinitely easier in new digital air conditioning units, with some models even supporting remote control via a mobile app. “Featuring  intelligent technology to adjust to the surrounding atmosphere, air conditioners use minimal power to keep your home or office at a constant, comfortable temperature and purify the air – finally living up to the name air conditioner,” McKechnie concludes.

*Virus Doctor and Easy Filter eliminates dust, dangerous airborne contaminants and allergens, as well as bacteria and viruses, including the Influenza A and Corona viruses – firstly using a filter and secondly with Virus Doctor. So it keeps the air you breathe clean and healthy. Tested in Kitasato Environmental Science Centre (Japan) & Yonsei Univ. (Korea) / Korea test lab (FITI / KEMTI) and Japan test lab (ITEA). Effective on 4 viruses, including Subtype H1N1, and certain bacteria. Data has been measured under specific testing conditions and may differ based on environmental factors.

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For further information, please contact:


Caitlin Robertson
Epic MSL Group
011 784 4790
083 644 5316
caitlin.robertson@epicmslgroup.com

Jake Griffioen
Samsung Electronics South Africa
011 549 1646
071 671 2052
jakes.g@samsung.com