A comfortable microclimate in residential premises is one of the most important conditions for normal human life. The air must be clean and fresh, and the temperature and humidity must comply with certain parameters. Otherwise, well-being will suffer, and over time — and health in general.
It is possible to create and maintain certain microclimatic conditions with the help of various household appliances, which today have firmly entered our everyday life. These include:
- various air cleaners;
- heated towel rails;
- air washers and other devices.
Separately, it must be said about the air conditioners. These are units that allow you to maintain a given temperature in residential and commercial premises. Today, experts from the Vencon online store would like to draw your attention to portable varieties. If you are wondering why you need it and how to choose a mobile air conditioner, we suggest that you read this article.
Where can a mobile air conditioner come in handy?
Today, the climate technology market can offer the consumer a wide selection of air conditioners: monoblock, split and multi-split systems.
All air conditioners differ from each other in terms of power characteristics, installation method, compressor type, etc. Each of them is an ideal device for solving some specific problems. For example, an industrial air conditioner with large dimensions would be inappropriate in an office space. A split system with a small margin of power will not cope with the cooling of a large living room in a private house.
Where is a mobile air conditioner useful? This miracle of technology, as a rule, is used in everyday life for cooling apartments, rooms or utility rooms in the country, in a private house. Sometimes such devices can be found in:
- medical institutions;
- beauty salons;
Mobile air conditioner Cooper&Hunter CH-M10K7S
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Cooper&Hunter CH-M10K7S analogues available
The main advantages of a mobile air conditioner include simplicity of design, ease of connection and the ability to quickly move.
As a rule, in an apartment such a device is installed in the hottest room in summer and in the coldest room in winter. Of course, if such a device has a heating function.
Sometimes a mobile air conditioner is the only option. If we are talking about buildings that have historical value, then placing an outdoor unit of an air conditioner on their facades is inappropriate.
Also, a mobile air conditioner will be a real salvation in the summer heat in rented housing, in a student dormitory room, in an office, a flower shop.
What is the basis of the work of mobile air conditioners?
Structurally, the mobile air conditioner is a monoblock device. In one case (unlike split systems) both the evaporator and the condenser are enclosed. They are separated from each other by a partition. Also, such devices have an air duct that needs to be brought out through a hole in a window or door — it is necessary to remove warm air.
After being connected to the network, the fan unit begins to take warm air into the device, where it is cooled on the evaporator. Thermal energy is transferred to the heat exchanger, after which it is discharged to the outside through the air outlet.
How to choose the right mobile air conditioner?
When choosing both a mobile and a stationary air conditioner, the first thing you need to pay attention to is the area of the room that it is able to cool. This information is written in the technical parameters of the device.
It should be borne in mind that manufacturers always indicate the area of u200bu200bthe room, taking into account the fact that it is empty. In practice, in any room there is furniture, household appliances, equipment, etc. Therefore, you need to select an air conditioner with a power reserve.
Among household mobile air conditioners, there are models that can cool rooms up to 40–45 m². Their power is 4 kW.
The most popular models are air conditioners that effectively cool small rooms of 20–35 m². The power of such devices does not exceed 2–3 kW.
When calculating power, you can use an approximate formula: for every 10 m² of area you need at least 1 kW of power.
It is important to consider that the actual performance of the device is reduced by the holes that remain between the air outlet and the window (or door). To eliminate the loss of cooled air, you need to choose a model with special nozzles on the pipe, under which a hole of the appropriate size is made in the window. After sealing the cracks, the performance of the air conditioner will correspond to the declared one.
What else influences the choice of a mobile air conditioner?
When choosing a mobile air conditioner, you need to pay attention to the noise that it makes during operation.
An equally important parameter for choosing a mobile air conditioner is the type of refrigerant used. The most environmentally friendly devices today are those that work on freon R410A
Since a mobile air conditioner is installed indoors, you need to select a device that harmoniously fits into the interior design.
Mobile air conditioner Midea MPPD-09CRN1
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Where to install a mobile air conditioner?
Before you decide which air conditioner you need, consider where you will place it.
Calculate the installation location of the air conditioner so that you can connect the device to the outlet — this is the time. And at the same time, there should be no more than 1.5–2 m to the nearest window or door — this is necessary in order to bring out the duct with warm air.
A mobile air conditioner is a unit that resembles a small cabinet in shape. Such units are installed exclusively on the floor — they cannot be mounted on the wall.
There should be no obstacles in the form of large furniture in the way of the air conditioner — the air must circulate freely.
Inverter or conventional — what to choose?
The answer to the question of which mobile air conditioner to choose is largely determined by the goals and objectives that you plan to solve with its help.
If you plan to use the device from time to time, while you have a limited purchase budget, then you can choose an air conditioner with a conventional compressor.
If the service life of the device, its energy efficiency is more important for you, then you should take a closer look at inverter-type air conditioners.
The main difference between inverter devices and conventional ones is that they work differently. When turned on, such an air conditioner operates at the maximum possible power, trying to quickly reach the specified microclimatic parameters. As soon as the room temperature drops to the set temperature, the device switches to energy-saving mode and maintains the achieved temperature values.
Conventional air conditioners operate cyclically: they turn on and off. At the same time, work is always carried out at maximum power, which accelerates the wear of the compressor.
Additional features that may be useful
You can pick up a device with very useful built-in functions. For example, there are models equipped with a timer. The control of such air conditioners can be automated by setting the on and off times.
As noted above, mobile air conditioners are noisier than the same split systems. If you plan to place such a device in the bedroom, it is advisable to choose a model with the “night mode” function. When switching to it, the air conditioner will work much quieter, without interfering with rest.
During the off-season, the temperature in the living quarters becomes uncomfortable, and you still don’t want to use heating appliances. In this case, a mobile air conditioner with a heating function will help out great.
If the air conditioner has a heating function (heat pump mode), then the device can be operated at a temperature not lower than 0–5 C. Some devices are equipped with electric heaters — such air conditioners do an excellent job of heating the air at any temperature.
When thinking about which mobile air conditioner to choose, you need to think about the presence of an air purification function. In such devices, it is not as developed as in split systems, but it is also present.
For example, the coarse air cleaning function is available in all mobile units. It is presented in the form of a fine-grained polymer mesh through which the air flow passes. In some models, the function of cleaning the air from fine particles is provided.
It is convenient when the air conditioner is equipped with a restart mode. If there is a power outage in the network, the device will turn off, but as soon as the power is restored, the unit will automatically start.
Some models have an airflow control function. In such air conditioners, the blinds can be rotated in a given direction, changing the angle of the cooled air supply.
Our online store has a large selection of products — here you can buy a mobile air conditioner from trusted brands: Ardesto, Carrier, Cooper&Hunter, Electrolux, Neoclima, Zanussi. To complete the purchase, you need to add the selected items to the cart and confirm the order. If you have any questions, please contact the store managers by calling one of the numbers listed on the site. We will show you how to make the right choice of a mobile air conditioner or other climate equipment, we will advise on operation and maintenance.