Ever heard of an Air Conditioner that, not only cools, but also keeps you protected from mosquito bites? Here’s one from Global technology innovator, LG Electronics.
The revolutionary Mosquito Away Residential Air Conditioner (RAC) helps the fight against dengue with its built-in technology that repels the notorious bloodsuckers.
Vice president for LG Philippines’ Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions group Steve Kim said, “Our new Mosquito Away residential air conditioners will help Filipino families protect themselves from the fatal dengue disease. It is once again our way of putting technology to good use.”
The Mosquito Away RAC utilizes a speaker that generates ultrasonic waves. This makes inaudible u-waves at a frequency of over 30kH–completely harmless to humans–which conveniently keep mosquitoes at bay.
The anti-dengue air conditioner has been tested by Dr. Pio A. Javier, Research Professor of the Crop Protection Cluster of University of the Philippines, Los Baños. Test results showed that the LG RAC is capable of repelling indigenous mosquitoes, the dengue-causing Aedes aegypti, at a success rate of 82.71 percent.
Aside from its Mosquito Away feature, the new LG RAC boasts of a low voltage starter. The starter allows the unit to operate at lower voltage in lower temperatures, while its jet cooling feature allows for quick cooling.