Summer is knocking at the door and for most Romanians, air conditioning has become one of the most important appliances. As in any other field, in terms of air conditioners, technology has advanced rapidly and we can find the best quality air conditioners on the market. There is a wide range of air conditioners and to make the right choice it is good to take into account certain important factors. What greater joy can there be at 40 degrees than a good air conditioner? It gives us the opportunity to cool down and feel good in a healthy way and without any effort. The air conditioning removes the hot days that for most people become very tiring. Because choosing an air conditioner is not a very easy one, we will try in this article to see which is the best air conditioner for you. So how do we choose an air conditioner? Well, it is very important that its specifications and characteristics match your requirements that may be related to energy consumption, type of device, space, technology used, capacity and other aspects. Each of the above criteria deserves the necessary attention. This is the only way we can choose the right air conditioner that suits our needs. A good device definitely makes a difference because it must provide all the necessary comfort. Sales of air conditioners are growing steadily from year to year. It is important to pay attention to the details that I will expose below.
This feature of air conditioners is one of the most important. Depending on the BTU, we will also determine for which room in the house we will mount the appliance. BTU (British Thermal Units), represents the unit of measurement for cooling and heating. The number of BTU depends on the surface of the room where the air conditioning will be located and the higher the number, the more the device will be felt on a larger surface. Factors that influence the choice of the number of BTU would be, among others, the positioning of the outdoor unit of the appliance, the structure of the walls or other heat sources in the room. For the bedroom or kitchen it is good to choose an air conditioner of 9000 BTU, number that corresponds to rooms between 10-25 sqm. For spaces between 15-35 sqm such as the living room, the air conditioning capacity must be 12000 BTU. The air conditioners with 18000 and 24000 BTU, are suitable for rooms between 30-50 sqm and 40-70 sqm respectively. These devices are recommended to be used in rooms where the height is over 3 meters, especially when it comes to devices with BTU number 24000.
The technology used
The air conditioners that use Inverter technology are the newest on the market. Compared to other appliances, the inverter air conditioner produces a lower energy consumption, even up to 30% lower. This technology offers an optimal efficiency of the appliance and one of the most important features is the modulation of the cooling and heating capacity. These devices are the most efficient in cooling the desired space and the temperature reaches its preferred level very quickly. After reaching this temperature, the fans and the compressor of the inverter device reduce their power, which favors the reduction of the noise level. Inverter appliances are just as effective for heating rooms, when in winter temperatures can drop below -15 degrees. Although they are a little more expensive, they are worth all the money, especially since it is a long-term investment. The AC devices with inverter offer a maximum efficiency considering that they allow the operation of the cooling compressor at a variable power level, depending on the difference between the room temperature and the one desired by the user. Another category is the devices without inverter which are the classic models. They use a thermostat that controls the cooling compressor to turn on and off when the temperature detected by the thermometer drops below or rises above the temperature set in the remote control of the cooling unit. Due to the fact that the compressor either processes at maximum power or must be stopped, the room temperature cannot be kept constant.
Types of devices
Generally there are 4 types of air conditioners depending on the location such as wall, ceiling, air conditioning or multi split appliances. The most popular devices are the wall ones, they are also the ones that offer the most comfort. These devices are used in apartment blocks. Ceiling-mounted air conditioners offer natural air convection and the cold air pressure does not have to be very strong. This type of device is recommended for buildings with false ceilings, such as office buildings. The air conditioning type are the most complex air conditioning systems. These appliances use ceiling and wall paths and provide uniform cooling for all rooms. Split, double split or multi split devices are also very common. They use an outdoor unit and one, two or more indoor units.
Energy class and noise level
Air conditioners are classified from class A which are the ones with the lowest energy consumption and up to class G which have a very high consumption. In this context, it is very important to pay attention to this feature of air conditioners, especially in summer and on hot days, the appliance will certainly be turned on non-stop. Although prices are higher for class A appliances, they will offset the electricity bill and will come much lower. So, opt for appliances of energy class A or A +. For greater comfort, it is good to think about buying an air conditioner with a low noise level. Choose a device that produces a noise level of max 60 db.
Functions of the coded air appliance
The functions offered by the device are very important when you decide to buy it. The heating function is found in AC appliances with inverter and is very energy efficient. This function facilitates the extraction of energy from the outside air and brings it inside. Dehumidification function. This air dehumidification function increases the comfort level by reducing the feeling of cold for sensitive people. It also eliminates the possibility of the development of mold and microorganisms. The night mode is really very helpful on hot summer nights when the temperatures remain very high. Night mode air conditioners operate at a lower speed and the air pressure is directed in such a way as to prevent the formation of air currents. Another function is the ventilation that uniformizes the temperature using a minimum of energy. The programming and restart function is helpful in case of power failure or if you want to set a certain time when the device will turn on. Other functions are also the jet ones that favor the fast cooling of the room or the self-cleaning function.
Air conditioner filters
Although often ignored by most people, filters are extremely important for health because they directly influence air quality. It is recommended that they be changed or cleaned every 6 months. The filtration system retains dust and impurities. The latest generation models are equipped with various odor filters or air purification filters. The dust filter is effective in removing very small dust particles that circulate in the air. This filter requires periodic washing. The catechin filter has the role of eliminating all bacteria and deodorizing the air. The antibacterial electrostatic filter has the effect of absorbing microorganisms. The deodorizing filter uses activated carbon which is effective in filtering unpleasant odors and bacteria.