Wall or floor standing air conditioner? Choosing an air conditioner

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In the summer in Poland, the heat above 30℃ is becoming more and more frequent. On such days, everyone dreams of cooling the room they’re in. What air conditioner works best for the house?

Wall air conditioner – what should you know?

The most popular wall air conditioners are split type. They require a permanently mounted indoor unit on the wall in the room and an outdoor unit outside the house. They work very quietly because the noise is generated by the unit located outside the building.

The indoor units are available in several versions:

  • wall-mounted,
  • ceiling
  • cassette
  • floor standing,
  • duct.

The location of the indoor unit depends on individual preferences of the investor, money and interior design. The most popular are wall and ceiling units.

Currently available are single-stage (on/off) and inverter air conditioners. They adjust the cooling power to the room temperature and cooling demand. This makes them energy efficient.

Power – an important parameter in a wall air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioner, you need to pay attention to its cooling power. It should be adjusted to the size of the room and the presence of devices that generate additional heat sources. It is assumed that in a room without additional sources of heat, such as an oven, 0.1 kW power is needed per 1m2, so, for example, a living room with an area of 20m2 needs an air conditioner with a power of 2 kW.

What to look for when buying an air conditioner?

An air conditioner can clean the air of dust, pollen, dust mites, some bacteria and viruses. A HEPA filter with silver atoms has fungicidal properties. Such filters release vitamin C into the air, which firms the skin and prevents it from sagging.

Standalone air conditioner – what should you know?

A standing air conditioner, also known as a portable air conditioner, is a mobile device – it can be easily moved from one place to another. It can be installed anywhere, it just needs to be connected to the mains.

A standing air conditioner is a great solution for people who don’t want to incur the costs associated with purchasing and installing equipment. The cost of purchasing a mobile stand-up air conditioner is small. The cheapest models do not require any additional installation. This type of air conditioner has a wide range of applications, it can be used in places where it is not possible to install other types of air conditioning. This device can additionally dehumidify or heat the air.

What air conditioner will be the best?

The air conditioner should be adapted to the technical possibilities, needs and wallet of the investor. More expensive, but cheaper to use, is a wall air conditioner. Very often there are no technical possibilities to mount it on the wall. A much cheaper alternative is to buy a standing air conditioner. Mobile standing air conditioners are a great solution for people who do not want to incur large costs associated with air conditioning.

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Peter Bowers

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