Unless your home air-con is regularly serviced, chances are you’ve had to bear with warmer temperatures whenever the unit in your room isn’t performing at its peak.
And when the mercury rises even higher, some air-cons just fail to deliver. The result is not just an uncomfortable room – it’s also money down the drain since you’d still be paying for the electricity anyway.
I’ve always imagined how fantastic it would be if Toyota started producing air-conditioners for the home. Anyone who’s been in a Toyota vehicle can attest to how powerful the air-conditioning in their cars is. Even with the climate control set to 25 degrees C, the cabin becomes a winter wonderland – no matter how searing the heat is outside.
I once set the air-con thermostat to 28 degrees C in a Toyota Vios that I was test-driving. Perhaps the weather was cooler than usual, but it was so cold in the car I swore that the climate control panel was a fake. It felt as if you couldn’t really control the temperature.
Now, imagine that kind of cooling power in your home! Sure, you might end up with a cold, but a freezer-like atmosphere is always preferable to a sweltering one.
Plus, with the carmaker’s reputation for efficiency, a Toyota home air-conditioner might use less electricity, thus lowering your utility bill.
Another cool (no pun intended) advantage to having a Toyota home air-con would be its reliability. It would – in all likelihood – continue to deliver arctic temperatures even if you hadn’t had it serviced in a year. The air-con would be easy to operate, too. It would only have an On/Off switch because after all, any digital controls would be superfluous. The only real settings would either be “Off” or “Blizzard”.
The lone hurdle to this fantasy would be the fact that the air-conditioning units in Toyota vehicles are manufactured by Denso. If the Japanese carmaker could convince Denso to produce units for homes, I’m sure they’d be moving millions of units in no time at all.