Air Conditioners Buying Guide

Air Conditioners Buying Guide

With the arrival of summer and the increasing rise in temperature, many will be asked the need to equip our home, or our workplace, with a good air conditioner because, as we have talked about before, there is an ideal air conditioning for each room and we already tell you how to end the sweltering heat.

It will be important, then, to know the different options that we have in terms of the types of air conditioning that exist to assess which one is best for us. We should not start buying hastily, without knowing all the aspects that we will mention below, since the purchase of one of these systems can be a significant investment of money, and it is better to make sure that we opt for the best choice.

Air conditioning marks a before and after in the well-being of the home

This guide to buying air conditioning pretends to be a good orientation, so, before we decide, to be clear what is most convenient for our particular case.

 

Types of air conditioning

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Split Air Conditioner:

This is the most common type of air conditioning that you will find. Its main use is to air-condition a certain room. This uses a unit placed on the outside, where the compressor is located, and a unit placed inside, where the air already reaches the room that we want to air conditioning. In this indoor unit, you will find the evaporator coil, the air filter and the fan. Communication between the two units is done using copper tubes, and both are equipped with cables for their power supply.

 

Multi-Split Air Conditioner:

The system is the same as the one described above; what happens is that the outdoor unit is of much larger size, power and capacity, with which it is possible to power several indoor units. In this way, multiple rooms are air-conditioned, with a single outdoor unit.

 

Portable Air Conditioner:

Being an option still existing in the market; its use is becoming less and less common. The advantage they offer is clearly the possibility of being used in any area of the house or the outbuildings where we are. They do not need prior installation, giving, at the outset hand, greater comfort and simplicity when making use of them. The disadvantage is that its ability to cool is significantly less than the previous systems described.

 

Key aspects of choosing

Power:

This is not the electrical power it consumes but the cooling power of which it is equipped. The need for greater or lesser power will be determined, not only by the surface of the room that we want to acclimatize but by the following main factors.

• Orientation of the stay to the south, or the incidence in many hours of Sun.

• The room or stay does not have a completely correct insulation system, or the room is deteriorated or poorly damaged.

• The use of the room is intended for a large number of people.

 

System noise:

The amount or intensity of noise is measured in decibels (dB). Currently, most devices have a fairly low level in terms of the noise they emit during operation. However, there are notable differences between models. It should not exceed 45dB for it to be considered silent. If this is an important aspect for us when deciding on one model or another, the advice is to consult the feature”Noise of the unit in special setting” and opt for the one with 5 stars.

Cost and energy label: A mistake usually made when purchasing an air conditioner is to look at its initial sale price and not pay sufficient attention to its consumption. This consumption will be, after all, the one that in the long run determines the true cost of our air conditioning system, not just the amount that we had at the time to satisfy when purchasing it. Therefore, it is of basic importance the consideration of the different labels or energy classes available. An air conditioner can be, in periods of high heat, a long number of hours in operation, and therefore consume a lot of electrical energy.

In this sense, the A+++ Energy Class will be the best possible choice. Although a lower-class model may be more economical in its purchase value on the outside, in the long run, the higher electricity consumption will result in a more expensive option.

The ECO mode, with which many models are already equipped today, is also a very favourable option since it allows the use of the device with lower consumption.

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To do an adequate valuation in terms of the aspect of economic cost, what is done is to pay attention to the so-called “annual cost”, where the sale price is contemplated (taking as a half-life a period of 10 years), along with consumption, being able to compare, more correctly, some models and others.

 

Different types of refrigerant gas:

R410A

It is the gas used the most in recent times, and therefore, there is the greatest supply. The disadvantage is that the tax assigned to him is higher, and he is in the phase of disappearing.

 

R32

It is expected to be the one used in the future uniquely, as it is more environmentally friendly and offers greater efficiency. The disadvantage is that the supply is currently lower in terms of the devices that have it, and therefore comes at a higher cost.

 

Installation and maintenance:

It is highly recommended that an air conditioning system be installed by an accredited professional. We must contemplate this cost when buying our device. Many brands already include system installation, so it will be an important factor to consider as well, and you can always rely on the Worten Installation and Maintenance Service.

On the other hand, proper maintenance and cleaning of the air conditioner will be essential. This will help us prevent allergies, eliminate pollen and other particles, and make their overall operation more efficient. The appliance design will be important as soon as it facilitates access to the filters to perform such cleanings.

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