Kenya is set to experience a 70 % rise in the need for Air Conditioners by the year 2030, recent data by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) under its United for Efficiency (U4E) program estimates.
As of 2020, at least 24,000 units were sold annually, this is expected to hit 80,000 units per year by 2030. In addition, the stock of room air conditioners in Kenya would increase to approximately 700,000 units within the same time frame.
According to LG Electronics East Africa Managing director Sa Nyoung Kim, “the increase in demand for air conditioners is largely attributed to rising demand for comfort cooling in Sub-Saharan Africa as a result of increased energy access, economic growth and higher temperatures due to climate change witnessed in the last couple of years across the region”.
“In this era of climate change, having an Air Conditioner is becoming less of a luxury and more of a basic need, as LG Electronics, our work is to ensure that we give our customers a better life that they deserve with products and services that match their needs today and, in the future,” Said Nyoung Kim
Below are nine outstanding features of the smart AC product.
1. Has Dual Inverter Compressor
Typical ACs have compressors that turn off to adjust the temperature, consuming a great deal of energy. The LG Dual Cool has an Inverter Compressor that constantly adjusts a compressor’s speed to maintain desired temperature levels. This minimal fluctuation saves energy and ensures greater cooling comfort.
2. Cools Faster and Saves Energy
Besides the Inverter Compressor constantly adjusting a compressor’s speed to maintain desired temperature levels, it has a power-saving operation range frequency that saves more energy than a conventional compressor. Thanks to the feature, the air is expelled farther and faster.
3. Operates at Lower Power Levels
The LG Dual Cool also features a GEN MODE option. This allows the Air conditioner to operate at lower power levels. Thus, home appliances can be used with air conditioners without disruption.
4. Allows for stable operation during voltage fluctuation range.
With a Volt Care feature, the LG Dual cool is protected from potential damage caused by voltage fluctuations. The feature is composed of LVS (Low Voltage Starter), AVS (Automatic Voltage Switcher), and HVS (High Voltage Safe) technologies. LVS and HVS protect the unit from low and high-power supply and AVS allows for stable operation during voltage fluctuation range.
5. Enhances durability of heat exchanger
The LG Dual cool also comes with a Gold Fin feature. It ensures that the surface is more resistant to corrosion and enhances the durability of the heat exchanger for a much longer period.
6. Operate at Low sound levels
Ever gotten into a room and cannot work or sleep because the AC sound is too high and can’t be reduced? Well, the LG Dual Cool air conditioners operate at low sound levels, thanks to LG’s unique skew fan and DUAL Inverter Compressor™ which eliminate unnecessary noise and allow for smooth operation.
7. Easy to check energy display
With a simple, modern and slim design with a hidden display, the LG Dual Cool makes easy installation and convenient cleaning with EZ sliding filter. Moreover, a large hidden display is perfect for checking your energy display conveniently.
8. Easy to Install
You do not want to fall off the ladder because you are escaping hot temperatures. The LG Dual Cool is designed for easier and more efficient installation, regardless of the surroundings and the number of persons involved in the installation process. By reducing the manpower and time required for installation, it is now possible to install more air conditioners in more homes in a shorter period.
9. Comes with a 10-year warranty
Finally, LG’s DUAL Inverter Compressor™ solves improper, ineffective and noisy problems, resulting in an air conditioner that cools faster, lasts longer, and runs quieter. With the 10-year warranty on the compressor, users can enjoy the benefits of the LG air conditioner for a longer period.