Vertical Discharge shows the benefit of designing for Australia
ActronAir systems perform better in Australian conditions than any other brand, because only Actron design products specifically for Australia – and our use of Vertical Discharge is a great example of that.
So, what is Vertical Discharge and why should you care?
You may not know this, but when a split ducted air conditioner is cooling your home, the outdoor unit has to release hot air in order to operate. With most systems this hot air is discharged sideways, whereas all Australian-made ActronAir systems release this hot air vertically – hence, Vertical Discharge.
It sounds simple, but it’s actually really important.
You see, we know that in Australia most outdoor units are installed down the side of the house, up close to a fence. So if an air conditioner releases hot air sideways it simply hits the fence and bounces back, surrounding the air conditioner with hot air. And the longer it runs, the more hot air it’s surrounded by.
If your air conditioner is trying to keep you cool, surrounding it with hot air is not the best idea. It can dramatically lower the amount of cooling the system can provide, leaving you hot, sweaty and uncomfortable right when you need cooling the most. In some cases it can even lead to total breakdowns, leaving you with no air conditioning at all.
And it’s not just your comfort that suffers. As your system struggles to perform surrounded by hot air, it can also lose more energy efficiency the longer that it runs, which can lead to much higher energy bills than you had been expecting.
With our systems, instead of discharging the air into the fence they simply expel the hot air into the space above the unit. It’s a simple solution, but it has a big impact – testing shows that a leading global brand’s system lost more than 1/3 of its cooling capacity when operating next to a fence, whereas our system powered on virtually unchanged.
More comfortable, more reliable, and more energy efficient.
Vertical Discharge – just one of the ways in which ActronAir systems are designed to perform better in Australian conditions than any other brand.