Samsung to Create Ultimate Energy Efficient Home Experience
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. highlighted its vision of building the ultimate energy-efficient home with breakthrough energy-saving technologies and strategic collaborations at IFA 2022, as the firm aims to become the No. 1 energy-efficient appliance brand.
JaeSeung Lee, President and Head of Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics, said:
"As customers’ needs shift towards more energy-efficient options, we are excited to meet those needs by delivering the latest energy-saving, smart appliances. By leveraging efficient appliances with the synergistic features of SmartThings, we are planning to offer a truly energy-efficient home experience like never before.”
With the introduction of SmartThings Home earlier this year, Samsung laid the foundation for creating a truly energy-efficient home. Combining connected appliances with services such as SmartThings Energy with AI Energy Mode, users can maximise energy savings through optimisations.
SmartThings Energy with AI Energy Mode optimises laundry cycles with technologies like AI Ecobubble™, which saves energy by washing clothes in cold water while still doing a good job of cleaning. This is one of Samsung's top-rated energy-efficient washing machines.
Samsung refrigerators are also the most energy-efficient in their category. SmartThings Energy with AI Energy Mode saves users up to 10% on energy use by adjusting the temperature based on how often the door is opened and how fast the compressor is running. By the end of the year, these savings are expected to reach 30%—15% through the compressor and Defrost AI algorithm and an additional 15% through keeping the average temperature inside the fridge higher.
Further, in the European market starting this month, for new Bespoke AI™ laundry appliances, Bespoke Bottom Mounted Freezer and Eco Heating System (EHS), Samsung is pushing to go beyond what is required with the current “A” rating, delivering an added 10% extra energy savings for applicable models.
Beyond appliances, with Qcells, Samsung has developed the Net Zero Home, a truly energy-efficient home capable of generating and storing sustainable energy from solar panels to power the latest efficient Samsung appliances, all intelligently controlled by SmartThings.
The customisable designs for Bespoke items demonstrate Samsung appliances' energy efficiency. Modularity and interchangeable panels embedded into appliances, such as Bespoke refrigerators, decrease waste by extending device lifespan. Users may purchase more designs and easily swap the panels on their Bespoke refrigerators as their lives change, which means appliances can be updated rather than discarded as needs change.
Also included in Samsung’s vision for energy-efficient products is the backing of the company’s advanced Digital Inverter Technologies (DIT). Built on more than 25 years of research and development, DIT affects everything from energy efficiency to performance as well as the durability of major appliances.
By offering a 20-year warranty—Samsung’s most comprehensive warranty to date—for Digital Invertor Motors and Digital Inverter Compressors, the company is not only backing its confidence in the reliability of its products but further committing to reducing waste and promoting energy efficiency. Users can also register for a 5-year warranty on the entire product, giving them extra peace of mind that they can use their appliances for years to come.
In becoming the leader in energy-efficient consumer technology, Samsung is also collaborating with companies with like-minded eco-conscious goals. With Patagonia, Samsung has developed washing machine technologies to cut microplastic pollution produced from laundry. The new washing machines, slated for release in September, will be able to reduce microplastic pollution from laundry by an impressive 54%. New washing machines are not the only ones to benefit as all connected washers will also gain access to this course by the end of the year through updates.
As energy efficiency becomes a critical factor in our lives, Samsung is excited to lead by creating home appliances that can help save energy and resources at home.