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Samsung’s new WindFree air conditioners keep you ice-cool with the power of 23,000 air holes

By Liu Hongzuo - on 8 Apr 2024, 5:13pm

Samsung’s new WindFree air conditioners keep you ice-cool with the power of 23,000 air holes

Samsung WindFree Air Conditioner indoor unit (top).

Samsung air conditioners are now back in Singapore, and the Korean electronics brand is returning with its brand new WindFree Multi-Split Air Conditioners (aircon).

The wind behind their (aircon) sales

Samsung WindFree Air Conditioner indoor unit (top).

Here’s some background about Samsung’s latest air-cooling efforts. The WindFree series was first introduced in 2016 as a floor-standing model in its home market, South Korea. Its popularity led to the launch of its first wall-mounted WindFree aircon, which debuted at CES 2017. The rest was pretty much history, with occasional lineup refreshes that added more features and improved upon others over time.

Fast forward to date, Samsung still has up-to-date versions of its floor-standing WindFree air conditioners, along with the conventional wall-mounted variants available in other markets (like India, The Philippines, and even South Africa). Today (8 April 2024), Samsung Singapore has decided that our hot and sweaty little island is finally ready to welcome the cold.

Samsung WindFree Air Conditioner series

Fast Cooling mode (left) versus WindFree mode (right). The aircon is powered on and blowing even in WindFree mode, but the 23,000 holes spare you from cold air directly blown onto your person.

The Samsung WindFree Air Conditioners have one unique feature that’s hardwired into their design and aesthetic. Each wall-mounted indoor unit features 23,000 micro air holes, designed to mitigate direct cold air exposure to its owners. The air holes are found across the indoor unit's front, sides, and vanes, helping to disperse cold air slowly through its special WindFree Cool Mode.

WindFree Cooling helps to keep the room's temperature just right, without needing the aircon unit to blow vigorously all the time. It takes into account your preferred temperature setting and the ambient temperature of the room.

Samsung Singapore said that these holes have several benefits. The aircon units can provide rapid cooling or slow, silent cooling, offering the best of both worlds. You can quickly cool a room, for example, and switch to WindFree mode and let its 23,000 holes slowly disperse cool air to maintain the status quo. The latter is especially helpful for users sensitive to temperature changes during sleep.

WindFree Good Sleep automates the cooling process by keeping tabs of the room's ambient temperature, and it ramps up only when needed.

To accommodate that, Samsung has several AI-powered cooling features on top of conventional aircon modes like “Dry” or “Fan Only”. They are Fast Cooling, WindFree Cooling, and WindFree Good Sleep modes.

@hwztech All of @Samsung Singapore new 2024 aircon systems feature AI models Auto Cooling for a smarter and more comfortable zzz, using a combination of Fast and Windfree Cooling modes, plus AI Energy mode to save on cost. We dive in to the new WindFree Cooling mode! #samsung #intelligent #aircon #airconditioner #cooling #tiktoksg #smarthome #smart ♬ original sound - HardwareZone

Other features

You can use SmartThings to pre-cool your apartment before arriving home.

Samsung Singapore said that the WindFree air conditioners have an NEA energy efficiency rating of five ticks. The Wi-Fi-capable air conditioner can also be controlled via smartphone if you have the SmartThings app, allowing users to pre-cool a place before arriving home.

You can also adjust the aircon’s output temperature via voice commands through a device that has Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa. 

The indoor units have Auto Clean to help prevent moisture buildup.The aircon automatically blows out air for 10 to 30 minutes, drying up the heat exchanger within.

The 4-in-1 filter helps to trap dust, viruses, bacteria, and allergens that could be free-roaming your domain.

The filter is a 4-in-1 filter with PM2.5 reduction, trapping 99% of PM2.5 dust particles, and removes 99% of viruses, bacteria, and allergens.

Singapore pricing and availability

Samsung WindFree Air Conditioner indoor unit (top).

The Samsung WindFree Air Conditioners are available in the following configurations at the following prices, inclusive of GST and installation fees. They are available from May 2024 onwards.

Samsung WindFree Multi-Split Air Conditioners RRP
System Configuration Official retail price including GST and installation fees
System 2 Fan coil unit + 2x 9,000 BTU indoor units S$2,920
System 3 Fan coil unit + 3x 9,000 BTU indoor units S$4,285
System 4 Fan coil unit + 1x 18,000 BTU + 3x 9,000 BTU indoor units S$5,425
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