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Adapting to the new normal workplace

/ 12:26 PM November 11, 2020

Amid the easing of the lockdown restrictions across Metro Manila and people starting to go back to work offices, employers and business owners are now tasked with an enormous responsibility of ensuring the safety of their occupants and employees.

While enhanced cleaning procedures, strict social distancing, one-way indoor traffic, and sneeze guards have been put in place to assure the safety of employees, maintaining indoor air quality has become more important than ever and no doubt a priority for many businesses.

To help adapt to the new normal workplace and mitigate unease over potential indoor health implications, Samsung recently partnered with Rockwell Land to launch the Samsung WindFree™ 4Way Cassette with Air Purifying Panel, across Rockwell workspaces in Metro Manila.

This new air conditioning system is the first in the Philippines to use WindFree™ technology in the workplace. Now equipped with an air purifying panel, the Samsung WindFree™ 4Way Cassette System is designed to cleanse the air and get rid of impurities including bacteria and viruses.

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“As we continue to envision how the next few years would be, it is important to consider the importance of indoor air quality not only at home but also in populated public spaces such as offices and commercial establishments,” said James Jung, President of Samsung Philippines. “With this new technology, tenants, employees, and building owners alike are assured of safer and better air quality in their offices so they can focus better and stop worrying about their health while at work.”

Samsung’s WindFree™ 4Way Cassette creates a fresher, more comfortable, and safer indoor space by dispersing air gently through 15,700 micro-holes in the panel. On WindFree™ mode, it eliminates cold air drafts to make people comfortably cool and instead produces “still air” or a gentle flow of air that is undetectable as it softly permeates any room. Fresh air can also enter the room with the WindFree™ 4Way Cassette’s Fresh Air Intake hose for better ventilation to prevent stale air, mold, and bacteria.

Health risks associated by indoor air quality are exponentially reduced with the various hygiene solutions of the Samsung WindFree™ 4Way Cassette such as the Air Purifying Panel and Ionizer Kit. The Air Purifying Panel has two types of filter: pre-filter and PM1.0 filter, that together gives thorough purification. The pre-filter captures large dust particles while the PM1.0 removes not only 91% of ultra-fine dust but also sterilizes the air, eliminating 99% of bacteria and viruses such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Staphylococcus aureus. At the same time, the Ionizer Kit helps to further reduce 99% of certain viruses, bacteria, and allergens by neutralizing and destroying them.

With a large cleaning area of up to 157.4sqm, the Air Purifying Panel can clean the air fast and efficiently— a perfect appliance for enclosed commercial establishments including offices & restaurants. With its optimized 84mm big blade, it is 31% bigger than normal, and delivers air up to 10 meters without “dead zones.” It also has washable and reusable semi-permanent filters with no filter replacement needed during the product’s life span. The Air Purifying Panel monitors the dust concentration of the room through the LED lamp display and checks air quality in real time through the New Wired Remote Controller.

Samsung WindFree™ 4Way Cassette highlights an Automatic WindFree™ Operation via a Temperature and Humidity Sensor that can change modes from Normal Cooling to WindFree™ Cooling, highlighting its smart and efficient operation.

In the WindFree™ Cooling mode, up to 55 percent less electricity is used compared to normal cooling, keeping employees comfortably cool without worrying about bill surges.

Another interesting feature is a motion detector sensor that detects absence in the room and switches to WindFree™ mode to reduce energy consumption by as much as 50 percent.

As there are signs that more businesses are reopening in the coming months, workplaces will need to be better equipped by implementing the safety precautions and taking advantage of technological innovations in maintaining a healthy indoor environment.

“At Samsung, we make it our mission to make an impact on the way we work, live, and play. We will continue to introduce innovations that help businesses make headway in creating and developing a safer workplace especially in the new normal,” explained Mr. Jung.

Samsung Digital Appliances recently introduced a whole line of appliances that offers hygiene solutions including Air Purifier, AirDresser, and Jet Cyclone Stick Vacuum Cleaner with the intention of creating a healthier and more comfortable environment in Filipino homes.

To learn more about Samsung’s WindFree™ 4Way Cassette and other appliances, visit www.samsung.com, or follow its social media account.

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