After coming up with airconditioners that fight air pollution and humidity, the LG Electornics is now fighting dengue, the dreaded tropical disease that has been plaguing our nation for years.
“Our new Mosquito Away residential airconditioners will help Filipino families protect themselves from the fatal dengue disease. It is once again our way of putting technology to good use,” said Vice President for LG Philippines’ Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions group Steve Kimsaid.
So how does the technology work? The Mosquito Away RAC has a speaker that emits inaudible ultrasonic waves at a specific frequency of over 30 kH. It is completely harmless to humans, but the waves keep pesky mosquitoes at bay.
The anti-dengue airconditioner was also 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 has a low voltage starter that allows the unit to operate at lower voltage in lower temperatures. It also has a jet cooling feature that allows for quick cooling.
To learn more about the new LG Mosquito Away airconditioners, visit www.lg.com/ph or ww.lgblog.com.ph, like LG’s official Facebook page “LGPhilippines”, or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter or Instagram.