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5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Air Conditioner Could Do

They keep us cool during those long hot summers on the couch watching the cricket and toasty warm during cold winters bingeing Netflix. We love them. Many of us can’t live without them. You guessed it, we’re talking about reverse cycle air conditioners.

Originally invented all the way back in 1901, the first air conditioner was installed in a printing plant to help control both the temperature and the humidity which helped maintain consistent paper dimensions and ink alignment in the machines.

Today they’re installed in the majority of Aussie households and are designed to keep us comfortable all year round. However, your air conditioner also has a range of handy features and functions that you probably didn’t even know about. In this blog, we take a closer look at 5 things you probably didn’t know your Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air conditioner could do.


Hayfever sufferers know all too well the effect allergens can have. Itchy and red eyes, runny nose, constant sneezing, headaches, the list goes on. It’s not fun. Thankfully though, this is where your air conditioner can help.

The Allergen Clear Filter™ in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems is designed to capture and airborne allergens such as pollen, hair and dust1. The Allergen Clear Filter contains a specially formulated Enzyme-urea compound which, when activated via the multi-stage Allergen Clear Operation, breaks down the captured allergens and deactivates any bacteria2 they may carrying, including mould and viruses3 .

Learn more about how Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split system air conditioners can help remove allergens via our blog post.

Delivery Powerful Boost To Quickly heat or Cool Your Home

Perfect for when you arrive home to a hot home on a summer afternoon, the High Power Mode available on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems delivers 15 minutes of boosted airflow to quickly cool (or heat) your space.

Keep Its Internal Components Clean

Self Cleaning Mode is a separate function which is designed to dry the internal components, including fan and filters. This helps eliminate mould and deliver clean and odour free air. This is meant to be run after the Allergen Clear Operation and it’s recommended that this operation is used every few weeks.

Learn more Self Cleaning mode and how Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air conditioners can help improve indoor air quality via our blog post.

Minimise Running Noise

During summer, it’s not uncommon to run your air conditioner through most of the night. While most of our split systems are whisper quiet as it is – the Silent Operation reduces the noise of the outdoor unit even further – perfect for when little one’s are trying to sleep.

Adjust LED Brightness

Available on both our Avanti® and Avanti PLUS® systems, this function allows you to adjust the brightness of the LED display on the indoor unit. This means a darker room, less disturbance and ensures a good nights sleep! This makes them perfect for extended use throughout the night.

Thinking of replacing or upgrading your air conditioner? Visit our request a quote page, leave some details and we’ll get a MHI installer to get in touch!

1Test method: ELISA colorimetric method Laboratory: Independent administrative agency national hospital mechanism Sagamihara Hospital, No.1536

2 Test method: ELISA colorimetric method / ELISA fluorescent method Laboratory: Independent administrative agency national hospital mechanism Sagamihara Hospital, No.1536

3 Test method: TCID (Infection value 50%) Laboratory: Foundation of Kitazato Environmental Science Center, No.15-0145

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