Panasonic switching air conditioners to new eco-friendly refrigerant

Panasonic switching air conditioners to new eco-friendly refrigerant

Panasonic is proud to announce they are leading the pack by switching its residential and light commercial air conditioning units sold in New Zealand to new R32 refrigerant from Autumn 2019.

 Globally, R32 is becoming the industry standard because of its superior environmental impact over existing refrigerants. The move comes after Europe made it compulsory to replace all fluorinated gases for environmental reasons by 2030.

However, Panasonic isn’t waiting and is making the change now, in line with its commitment to invest in technologies that improve people’s lives.

“R32 is an innovative refrigerant in all ways imaginable – it’s easy to install, environmentally friendly and saves energy,” says Panasonic Air Conditioning product manager Darren Hayward.

Benefits of R32 include:

  • 0% ozone depletion*
  • Reduces electricity costs as it consumes less energy
  • 30% less refrigerant
  • 75% less global warming impact
  • Low toxicity

“At Panasonic, we are committed to healthier lifestyles and to reducing our environmental footprint. That’s why we’re moving our entire range to the eco-friendlier R32 refrigerant in all our domestic air conditioners, which will be available in New Zealand from April 2019.”

Panasonic air conditioners are highly reliable and very efficient, with minimum noise impact and a low environmental footprint.

“At Panasonic we believe in creating technology that improves people’s lives, while also helping the planet. The switch to R32 is another example of that philosophy,” says Hayward.

The new range of Panasonic air conditioners are available from select Panasonic Air Conditioner suppliers nationwide.



For more information and high-res images, contact:

Hayley Burrows: Lassoo Media & PR, [email protected], 09 370 0420


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