Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 56 No. 4 (2019)   Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
    New Products

    Remote Monitoring and Energy Saving of Air Conditioners M-ACCESS Air Conditioner IoT Remote Monitoring System

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal
    Systems, Ltd.

    Recently, there has been a growing need to connect home appliances to the internet, and there is a similar trend in commercial air conditioners installed in office buildings. If there were a system that can monitor and control the operating status of air conditioners at remote locations, it would be possible to pre-cool and pre-warm by the air conditioners when users return from outside, also making it possible to turn off air conditioners remotely. Furthermore, the power consumption of air conditioners is said to account for 20% to 40% of the annual power consumption of buildings, and by optimally controlling air conditioners, it is possible to reduce this amount. M-ACCESS is a system that automatically controls the power consumption of air conditioners using cloud-based servers, and this system realizes energy saving without spontaneous operation by users. This system also contributes to the control of global warming through development on a global scale.