Here’s The Best Aircon For An Unforgiving, Hot Summer

Samsung’s first circular cassette air conditioner cools completely, and has a pretty cool design, as well


With the onset of a blisteringly hot summer and the recent vernal equinox pushing the heat at full-force in our tropical country, optimum air conditioning is of the utmost importance when planning or renovating a space.

If you’ve been used to the square, ceiling-mounted, four-way cassette-type air conditioning units found in most public spaces like restaurants, stores, and some residences, you would have experienced at one time of another a “hot spot”—an area within the room that doesn’t receive enough cool air, because the corners of a square AC doesn’t have vents. With this type of square air conditioner, you would also fall victim to a “cold spot”—an uncomfortable chilly area in the room that falls directly under the side vent.

Thankfully, Samsung Electronics launched at their Airchitecture Event in Manila the new Samsung 360 Cassette Air Conditioner. The 360 lives up to its name, featuring the first round, bladeless cassette air conditioner that can cool an entire room completely.

Here’s how it works: the Samsung 360 Cassette has a Booster Fan that alters the direction of the airflow, increasing airflow efficiency while eliminating cold drafts. The circular, 360-degree vent of the unit thus assures an even, 360-degree cooling direction for the room; while the absence of traditional vent blades means easier cleaning of the unit.  This AC won’t miss a single spot!

Another great thing about the 360 Cassette is its sleek and modern design—it is definitely a design that has come full circle. Its curved face makes it blend in seamlessly with any interior style. It has been used in many international stores and franchises, including Starbucks.

An added plus for designers: you can choose a color (these can be ordered), or you can have the face customized with a print of your logo, brand, or surface finish. A big first for any air conditioner!

Samsung air conditioners are available at major appliance stores, or go to

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