Domestic Air Conditioning

There are various types of units used for domestic air-conditioning including portable units, packaged units, window-type units and ducted and ductless split units.

Ductless split units dominate the global unitary air-conditioner market. Propane(R-290) is showing promise in India and China with both countries ramping up production.

Grenada Demonstration Project

More Information
Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Training
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Energy Efficency

Grenada received two 18,000 British Thermal Unit (BTU) R290 inverter air-conditioning units under a regional demonstration project for the introduction of low global warming potential flammable refrigerants in the region.
The two hydrocarbon-based AC units were installed in Grenada’s pilot training centre for low-GWP flammable refrigerants which is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment specifically designed to handle flammable refrigerants.
These include recovery machines, vacuum pumps, refrigerant identifiers, electronic scales and leak detectors, charging stations, welding machines, multi-meters, among other tools.
The training centre is open to local technicians, technical colleges and residential air-conditioning (RAC) technicians in the region.
These new air-conditioning systems will be used to train students and technicians in using hydrocarbon technology in the air-conditioning sector.

Website
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/7815/grenada_inaugurates_its_first_two_hc_air_con_systems
Source

Yair Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Yair
Energy Efficency

Yair has joined seven other major Chinese RAC manufacturers in committing to sell 220,000 split-type propane RAC units in China by July 31st 2019.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8713/8_major_chinese_rac_makers_commit_to_sell_220k_r290_units_in_2019

TCL Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
TCL
Energy Efficency

TCL has joined seven other major Chinese RAC manufacturers in committing to sell 220,000 split-type propane RAC units in China by July 31st 2019.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8713/8_major_chinese_rac_makers_commit_to_sell_220k_r290_units_in_2019

R290 Fixed Speed Range

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Godrej
Energy Efficency
BEE Star rating: 3

Godrej developed India’s first commercially available R290 split air conditioner in 2012 and has since expanded its hydrocarbon product roll-out. In 2017, the company reached market sales of over 400,000 units.
The company’s general manager Diptendu Bhattacharya declared that the use of R290 has both environmental and economic benefits. The use of micro-channel heat exchangers brought up COP by 16.5%, lowered power consumption by 20%, and the charge size to 360g to comply with European standard EN 378. In a next step, Godrej plans to reduce the channel sizes in the micro-channel condensers, and to commercialise the refrigerant leak detection system developed in-house.
Godrej has cooperated with UNEP and UNDP to open a production line in Maldives in an effort to promote energy efficient R290 air-conditioner units outside India.

Website
http://www.godrejappliances.com/GodrejAppliances/product.aspx?catid=92&subcatid=745&subsubcatid=888&productid=5832
Source

R290 Portable AC- Cooling only

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Hisense
Energy Efficency
EER: 2.61 Energy Class: A

Hisense manufactures two portable R-290 air conditioners: 2.6kW APC-09 and 3.5 kW APC-12. They are cooling only and both feature a self evaporative system and intelligent operation.

Website
https://usions.co.uk/product/medium-room-air-conditioner-2-5kw-cooling-only-hisense-ap-09cr4gejs00/
Source

R290 5-Star Inverter Range

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Godrej
Energy Efficency
Reported energy savings of 20%.

Godrej developed India’s first commercially available R290 split air conditioner in 2012 and has since expanded its hydrocarbon product roll-out. In 2017, the company reached market sales of over 400,000 units.
The company’s general manager Diptendu Bhattacharya declared that the use of R290 has both environmental and economic benefits. The use of micro-channel heat exchangers brought up COP by 16.5%, lowered power consumption by 20%, and the charge size to 360g to comply with European standard EN 378. In a next step, Godrej plans to reduce the channel sizes in the micro-channel condensers, and to commercialise the refrigerant leak detection system developed in-house.
Godrej has cooperated with UNEP and UNDP to open a production line in Maldives in an effort to promote energy efficient R290 air-conditioner units outside India.

Website
http://www.godrejappliances.com/GodrejAppliances/product.aspx?catid=92&subcatid=745&subsubcatid=888&productid=5832
Source

R290 ECO SMART

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Haier
Energy Efficency

Haier introduced its R-290 air conditioning units in 2015. It currently has six R-290 production lines and says it is fully capable of mass-producing HFC-free intelligent inverter air conditioners. The R-290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner Production Line has been certified by TUV Rheinland to meet the criteria specified in the European Explosion-Proof Safety Instructions and the IEC International Standards and Safety Requirements.
HAIER has installed 53 R-290 air-conditioning units in the UNDP Building in Beijing, China.

Website
http://www.haier.com/my/products/air_conditioner/
Source
https://www.coolingpost.com/world-news/haier-r290-ac-line-is-euro-safety-certified/ https://www.tuv.com/en/greater_china/about_us_cn/press_3/pressreleases_gc_en/news_content_en_327235.html http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/7603/1_000_r290_air_conditioners_for_chinese_technical_institute

Pinguino PAC EX100 Silent

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
DeLonghi
Energy Efficency
A++

The Pinguino PAC EX100 Silent has 2.5kW cooling capacity and comes with fan only function and dehumidifying function with a 24 hour electronic timer and thermostat.

Website
https://www.delonghi.com/en-gb/products/comfort/air-conditioning/portable-air-conditioners/pinguino-pac-ex100-silent-0151454000
Source

Pioneer

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Pioneer International
Energy Efficency

Pioneer air-conditioners are HFC Free.

Website
https://pioneerair.com.au/
Source

Pump House Portable Air-conditioner

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Heat Pumps Air Source
Application
Room Cooling
Domestic
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
PumpHouse
Energy Efficency

Pump House is available as cooling only or heat pump.

Website
https://www.pumph.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/1.-Portables-Cooling-and-Heat-Pump-R290.pdf
Source

Pinguino Air-to-Air PAC AN112 Silent

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
DeLonghi
Energy Efficency
A++

The Pinguino PAC EX100 Silent has BTU/H 11.000 cooling capacity and comes with fan only function and dehumidifying function with a 24 hour electronic timer and thermostat.

Website
https://www.delonghi.com/en-gb/products/comfort/air-conditioning/portable-air-conditioners/pinguino-air-to-air-pac-an112-silent-0151401000
Source

Midea Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Midea
Energy Efficency
Reported energy savings of 10-15% compared to previous system.

With support from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, Midea a Chinese consumer appliance manufacturer, has converted a production line for residential air conditioners, with a production capacity output of 200,000 units per year.
In 2017 over 1,000 units were installed in dormitories at the Nanyang Vocational and Technical College in Jiaxing, China.
Midea has also completed projects in other warm ambient regions, including at Seychelles University in the Seychelles.
Midea’s R-290 split Air Conditioning systems received the Blue Angel Ecolabel in Germany in 2018.

Website
http://www.midea.com/global/
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/7603/1_000_r290_air_conditioners_for_chinese_technical_institute

Gree Air-Conditioning

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Gree
Energy Efficency
COP: 3.6

The Chinese company Gree Electric Appliances Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of residential air-conditioning units. Gree’s R-290 production line can produce non-inverter and inverter split type air conditioners, window type air conditioners, movable air conditioners and dehumidifiers, which are now mainly exported to EU market.R-290 units have been awarded the CE marking and certification by the VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.), the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies. In 2011 Gree had installed approximately 100 R290 units in the Maldives. In 2015 GREE installed 243 units in 2015 in Shen Zhen University in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Gree’s R290 air-conditioner units have a coefficient of performance (COP) of 3.6, the equivalent to state grade one for energy performance.

Website
Source
https://greeaircondition.gr/en/company/ http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/6600/shenzhen_university_signals_increased_support_for_climate_friendly_refrigerants_in_china_with_new_r290_air_conditioners https://www.ejarn.com/news.aspx?ID=35967

Gree Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Gree
Energy Efficency

Gree has joined seven other major Chinese RAC manufacturers in committing to sell 220,000 split-type propane RAC units in China by July 31st 2019.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8713/8_major_chinese_rac_makers_commit_to_sell_220k_r290_units_in_2019

De’Longhi Air-Conditioning

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
DeLonghi
Energy Efficency
Reported energy savings of 15-20%

DeLonghi is an Italian manufacturer using R290 and water-to-air technology to maximise the cooling effect and deliver substantial energy savings. The water-to-air portable air-conditioner achieves energy efficiency as high as 3.58 EER for the Pinguino DeLonghi PAC WE110ECO model while the EER of an air-to-air system with class A energy efficiency is 2.60.

Website
Source
http://airconditioning.delonghi.com/airconditioners/portable_airconditioner/WE125ECO

Convair

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Building Cooling
Technology Type
Evaporative
Refrigerant
Water
Manufacturer Country
Seeley International
Energy Efficency

Evaporative air conditioning is the natural way to cool your home, and it uses less energy than other forms of cooling, keeping power bills low and reducing the impact on the environment.
Seeley International has two evaporative cooling brands with Convair catering for portable cooling.
They work by using the natural cooling power of evaporation to reduce air temperature without adding any moisture while delivering energy savings in residential applications.

Website
Source

Chilly

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Inventor Appliances
Energy Efficency
A' energy class for higher efficiency and maximum savings

Chilly provides a portable air conditioner with R-290. Low noise levels and sleep mode as well as a remote control for easy temperature adjustments. Relatively lightweight and discreet in size with a unique hose-style exhaust to free up window space.

Website
https://www.inventorappliances.com/portable-air-conditioners/chilly
Source

Chillflex Pro RAC A

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Room Cooling
Technology Type
Portable
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
AEG
Energy Efficency
EER/SEER: 2.6

The portable air-conditioner uses sustainable gas R290. Significantly reducing its global warming potential (GWP) by 99.8% in comparison to R-410A. Achieving the optimal temperature without compromising green credentials.

Website
https://www.aeg.co.uk/vacuums-home-comfort/air-comfort/air-conditioners/portable-air-conditioner/axp26u338cw/
Source

Changhong Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Changhong
Energy Efficency

Changhong has joined seven other major Chinese RAC manufacturers in committing to sell 220,000 split-type propane RAC units in China by July 31st 2019.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8713/8_major_chinese_rac_makers_commit_to_sell_220k_r290_units_in_2019

Chunlan Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Chunlan
Energy Efficency

In 2014, Chinese air-conditioner manufacturer Chunlan completed an R-290 air conditioner production line with annual production volume nearing 1 million units. The product is available in China and is also sold in Australia. 

Website
http://www.chunlan.com/en/index.asp
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/4692/13_production_lines_converted_to_r290_in_china_conversion_applications_open_for_another_5

Breezair

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Building Cooling
Technology Type
Evaporative
Refrigerant
Water
Manufacturer Country
Seeley International
Energy Efficency

Evaporative air conditioning is the natural way to cool your home, and it uses less energy than other forms of cooling, keeping power bills low and reducing the impact on the environment.
They work by using the natural cooling power of evaporation to reduce air temperature without adding any moisture while delivering energy savings in residential applications.

Website
Source

Benson Air-Conditioning

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Building Cooling
Technology Type
Ducted
Refrigerant
Manufacturer Country
Benson Global Pty Ltd
Energy Efficency

Benson Air-conditioning specialises in ducted, wall split, air-conditioning and misting fan systems for commercial, industrial and personal use – serving customer’s state wide, nationally and internationally.

Website
Source
Archived research by Greenpeace.

Aux Production Line

Sector
Air Conditioning Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Aux
Energy Efficency

Aux has joined seven other major Chinese RAC manufacturers in committing to sell 220,000 split-type propane RAC units in China by July 31st 2019.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8713/8_major_chinese_rac_makers_commit_to_sell_220k_r290_units_in_2019