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It's such a cool, cool world

ActronAir’s air conditioning system ESP Plus, developed in Australia, was recently presented with the inaugral COOLworld Environmental/Innovative Product of the Year award.

The 2008 COOLworld Industry Awards recognised excellence and innovation in the Australian air conditioning industry. In particular, the Awards encouraged both users and suppliers to embrace the need for environmentally sustainable practice.

ActronAir is one of the largest Australian-owned manufacturers of world class air conditioning systems. The family owned and run ducted air conditioning specialist is dedicated to engineering, designing and manufacturing quality systems.

According to ActronAir Executive Chairman Robert Mundy, the company’s purpose-built research and development facility specialises in the development of energy efficient air conditioning systems and embodies sustainable design philosophies to optimise consumer comfort.

Cool WorldActronAir combined its design capability with digital technology to create the next generation of air conditioning systems for the modern home. Energy Smart Performance (ESP) represents a quantum leap in system efficiency. It is a seamless, integrated system that monitors and controls every facet of the air conditioning system.

By constantly analysing and interpreting data from temperature sensors in your home, ESP stays one step ahead of requirements – delivering just the right amount of heating and cooling, while using minimal energy.

According to ActronAir, these intelligent functions deliver better temperature control, better humidity control, and better zoning control.

ESP Plus has an indoor Smart Fan that gives you advanced air flow control and can save up to 85% on indoor fan power consumption. Advanced micro-technology controls the air conditioning system using minimal power to reach and maintain comfort levels.

While other systems may continue to produce large amounts of air flow when zones are switched off, ESP Plus Variable Fan Technology (VFT) automatically reduces airflow providing huge energy savings when running just a few zones.

At the heart of this revolutionary technology is a sophisticated digital variable capacity compressor. Unlike inverter technology that must ‘step and rest’ its way to a target temperature, the new digital compressor has a continuous spectrum capacity that can seamlessly adjust between 10–100% capacity. This means that any target temperature set can be achieved more quickly than other variable capacity technology.

Features of ESP Plus

  • Energy efficient digital variable capacity compressor
  • Precise temperature control at sensor location
  • Advanced humidity reduction
  • Sound Reduction System (SRS) to minimise sound levels
  • Fully integrated 8-zone control for all new ESP R-410A models
  • Easy to operate 7-day programmable controller with 24-hour timer
  • Zone control – on/off function
  • Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) for improved efficiency
  • Variable Air Flow technology to improve efficiency
  • Quiet start indoor smart fan system

ActronAir designs and manufactures all its own system components including electronics and microprocessors, so they are able to ‘speak’ and respond to each other more efficiently. Durable powder coating and a unique louvre grille protect the outdoor unit from the elements and hard knocks, ensuring longer life and reduced maintenance. Extra large heat exchangers increase efficiency and reduce running costs.

An independent study1 indicated that annual energy consumption is reduced by up to 61 per cent with ESP Plus versus a conventional system (that is, from 24.1 tonnes CO2 to 9.4 tonnes CO2 annually) for a typical 2 storey, 4 bedroom brick veneer home in Sydney’s west.

With a Star Rating of up to 5.5 stars for heating, ActronAir’s ESP Plus ducted air conditioning system has one of the highest ratings on the market.

Tips for choosing your new air conditioner

Factors like the size of your house, how many rooms it has or whether it is one or multi-storey are just a few of the variables that can impact an air conditioner’s efficiency and running costs. Here are seven helpful tips.

  • Choose ducted for year round comfort.
  • Go for new digital technology for quick, precise temperature control.
  • Get a fix on running costs and energy efficiency.
  • Make sure the system is the correct size for your home.
  • Looked for advanced zoning options.
  • Opt for innovation that significantly and measurably reduces the impact of air conditioning on the environment.
  • Select a system that can handle the harsh Australian climate.

1. Independent study: ‘Energy Analysis on ActronAir ESP Plus’, February 2008

For more information call Home Option Gallery Actron Air Logo
on (02) 8860 9333 or see Air Conditioning.