Choos­ing an air con­di­tion­er is not an easy task. This is not an item that you can give up on, say “didn’t fit, we’ll buy anoth­er one” and, with a light heart, put the unsuc­cess­ful acqui­si­tion into the far cor­ner.

Both a floor air con­di­tion­er and a split sys­tem are quite expen­sive devices designed to serve their own­er for quite a long time. That is why it is so impor­tant to make the right choice and buy the air con­di­tion­er that best suits your needs.

So, what is bet­ter, a wall-mount­ed air con­di­tion­er (split sys­tem) or a floor air con­di­tion­er? Let’s try to con­sid­er the advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of each of these air cool­ing devices.

Advantages of floor air conditioners:

  1. Porta­bil­i­ty. After all, even the sec­ond name of the floor air con­di­tion­er sounds like a “mobile monoblock”. This device can be installed in almost any con­ve­nient place in the room (place­ment near heat­ing and heat­ing appli­ances is not rec­om­mend­ed).
  2. Sim­plic­i­ty and con­ve­nience of instal­la­tion. If you decide to buy a floor stand­ing air con­di­tion­er, then you don’t have to wor­ry about call­ing pro­fes­sion­als to install it. Instal­la­tion of such an air con­di­tion­er is quite easy and sim­ple: you should install a monoblock in the room and bring its air duct into the ven­ti­la­tion or out­side (through a win­dow or hole in the wall).
  3. Many mod­els have a timer and a remote con­trol, as well as air ion­iz­ers and fine fil­ters.

Disadvantages of floor air conditioners:

  1. Lim­it­ed pow­er (usu­al­ly up to 4 kW). How­ev­er, such devices quite effec­tive­ly cope with their func­tions, espe­cial­ly in rooms with a small area (apart­ments, coun­try hous­es, offices).
  2. The noise lev­el of floor air con­di­tion­ers (com­pared to sta­tion­ary devices) is quite high.
  3. The need for peri­od­ic clean­ing of the pan from the accu­mu­lat­ed con­den­sate. If you do not want to car­ry out this pro­ce­dure every day, then it is best to buy a floor-stand­ing air con­di­tion­er with a capa­cious con­den­sate trap.

Cat­a­log of mobile air con­di­tion­ers

Advantages of split systems:

  1. Low noise lev­el (less than 30 dB). The nois­i­est part of the device is mount­ed on the out­side of the build­ing.
  2. High pow­er (up to 7 kW and more). Thus, split sys­tems can effec­tive­ly cool or warm the air in rooms with a large area (up to 100 m2).
  3. Large range of indoor units. You can buy a split sys­tem that best fits into the inte­ri­or of the room.
  4. Many types of split sys­tems. For retail facil­i­ties, it would be more expe­di­ent to buy a cas­sette split sys­tem that sprays cooled air in 4 direc­tions. Huge col­umn air con­di­tion­ers are usu­al­ly installed in rooms with a large area (con­fer­ence rooms, restau­rants, etc.). Chan­nel split sys­tems are capa­ble of sup­ply­ing cooled air to sev­er­al neigh­bor­ing rooms at once, and mul­ti-split sys­tems can cre­ate a favor­able micro­cli­mate in rooms locat­ed at a con­sid­er­able dis­tance from each oth­er. You can also opt for floor-to-ceil­ing split sys­tems with a pow­er of up to 15 kW or stan­dard wall-mount­ed air con­di­tion­ers.
  5. Many mod­els have the func­tions of ion­iza­tion and air purifi­ca­tion.

Disadvantages of split systems:

  1. Requires pro­fes­sion­al instal­la­tion. Instal­la­tion and main­te­nance of such devices should only be car­ried out by spe­cial­ists.
  2. Many split sys­tems (not count­ing cas­sette sys­tems) can­not cre­ate an influx of fresh air into the room.
  3. The cost of split sys­tems (espe­cial­ly instal­la­tions with high pow­er) is quite high.

Split sys­tem cat­a­log

Let’s try to sum up

A floor stand­ing air con­di­tion­er is a portable device that does not have much pow­er and can only cool or heat the air in one room. Mobile air con­di­tion­ers are equipped with wheels and can move freely from one room to anoth­er. That is why these devices are worth buy­ing for a coun­try house, a city apart­ment or a small office — floor air con­di­tion­ers will per­fect­ly cope with their tasks in rooms with a small area (up to 40 square meters). Of course, sta­tion­ary house­hold split sys­tems are more func­tion­al, but they can cre­ate a favor­able micro­cli­mate in only one room.

A split sys­tem is a sta­tion­ary device with a low noise lev­el and a suf­fi­cient­ly high pow­er. Split sys­tems are most often installed to cool and puri­fy the air in large areas (indus­tri­al premis­es, restau­rants, con­fer­ence rooms, cin­e­mas, etc.). How­ev­er, house­hold split sys­tems with a remote con­trol are also in demand. The user can adjust the tem­per­a­ture he needs, choose the direc­tion of the air flow and not expe­ri­ence incon­ve­nience from the noise pro­duced by the device.

Or maybe it’s worth find­ing a small com­pro­mise between these solu­tions and giv­ing pref­er­ence to a mobile split sys­tem. These devices, like floor-stand­ing air con­di­tion­ers, do not require pro­fes­sion­al instal­la­tion and can be placed in almost any place con­ve­nient for you. How­ev­er, unlike sta­tion­ary split sys­tems, the com­pres­sor of mobile devices is locat­ed in the indoor unit. There­fore, if you decide to buy a mobile split sys­tem, you should con­sid­er that this is a rather noisy device.

In any case, the Mis­ter Cli­mate com­pa­ny wish­es you good luck and pleas­ant shop­ping and hopes that our advice will help you choose the best air con­di­tion­er option.

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