To begin with, we consider how and where we should place the air conditioner equipment in our home, in order to get the most out of it and get a quality air conditioning, with a low energy expenditure. By achieving a higher thermal performance, we reduce the electricity consumption necessary to maintain an adequate and pleasant temperature in the different environments of the home.
Before deciding on the purchase of a team or another we must take into account all the factors involved and make a detailed study of the case. For this, we have the technical staff, representative of Mitsubishi Electric, who will make a detailed study to determine what type of equipment we need and what will be its ideal location. For this, the constructive characteristics of the floor, its coefficient of energy efficiency, the arrangement of the environments, the places of passage, its decoration, etc. are taken into account. And the usual places where we stay the longest when we are at home.
To calculate the power of the air conditioner equipment , we must take into account the following factors:
- The climatic zone that corresponds to the location of the house.
- Characteristics of the climate: maximum and minimum temperatures, average humidity.
- If the house is an apartment, its location in the building and its orientation.
- If the walls and roof have some type of thermal insulation.
- If the exterior walls have reflective paint.
- The glazed surfaces are single or double glazed glass.
- Type of carpentry: wood, aluminum, PVC.
- If weather strips are installed in the openings.
- Sun protection awnings or bulkheads.
- The preferences of the client
Air conditioner that we recommend are of split type or multi split of last generation, manufactured with high technology, respectful with the environment. They have a high energy classification and consume very little energy to fulfill their purpose. In addition, they provide you with a series of extra features:
- You can schedule an on and off schedule in advance
- Control air temperature and humidity of the environment.
- Thermostat included in the remote control, so you can know what temperature is around you.
- Some models have a motion detector. It starts up when it locates the presence of people in the environment.
- They have a humidifier in the
- There is possibility of placing special ant allergic filters.
The choice of an air conditioner unit with a split or several splits , depends on the constructive characteristics of the house and the distribution of the rooms. There are recommendations from the manufacturers in this regard and do not advise a connection of cooling pipes greater than twenty meters between the external compressor unit and the splits. In the event that this distance is exceeded, it is recommended to place a second equipment, taking into account the same premises.
Installation and installation of the split
Whether it is one or several splits, we will consider the following rules:
- We can place them on the top of the walls or on the roof, as long as people do not directly receive the air flow that the appliance gives off.
- If it is regulated very cold, less than twenty degrees. It can cause colds, flu and other diseases.
- A temperature of twenty-four degrees is recommended.
- Determine the places inside the rooms, where we stay more quietly. Eg desk, sofa, bed, kitchen …
- If possible, place a split for each room, to be able to adjust them to the desired temperature in each room.
Where to place the thermostat
To properly reflect the ambient temperature, it should not be placed in drafty areas, close to door frames and windows, or near heat sources, for example, incandescent light bulbs, an oven, a television or a radiator . This would distort the measurement and make the equipment work more than it should or in an inappropriate manner.
Installation of air conditioner equipment
When placing the outdoor unit we must choose a safe place at an optimal distance of ten to twenty meters from the splits . Preferable in a place of easy access. Remember that periodic maintenance and repairs must be done. With the possibility of draining water through conduit and electrical installation of 220 volts. That is protected from inclement weather (sun, rain, wind) and has good ventilation.
It must be taken into account that the compressor must be firmly fixed to the supports or brackets. With its corresponding shock absorbers, this will avoid vibrations and annoying noises. The terminals, strips and other electrical connections that are properly insulated, to avoid short circuits and undesirable discharges.
You must choose a location (especially if it is on the front of the building) that complies with the regulations in force in the municipality and the autonomous community, regarding the placement of air conditioning equipment . Remember that you must also have written permission from the neighborhood community of the block of flats, before beginning work. In some municipalities, the corresponding minor works permit must be requested and paid.
Rearrange and distribute housing spaces
To achieve a better performance of the air conditioning equipment we must consider the following:
- Keep the doors and windows closed when the equipment works.
- Ventilate the rooms in the morning during the coolest hours.
- If it is possible to use cross ventilation, simultaneously open the windows on either side of the floor so that the air can circulate easily.
- Place weather strips on door and window frames.
- Use light coats inside the house in winter.
- Use thin clothes inside the house in summer.
- Put thick curtains in the windows that receive more sunlight.
- Paint light colored walls and ceilings
- The upholstery of sofas and armchairs, if it is clear, will give a feeling of freshness.
The type of artificial lighting used inside the home is very important, since there are certain types of luminaries that emit large amounts of heat when they are turned on. Therefore, incandescent, halogen and diachronic bulbs should be avoided. If they already exist, it is convenient to change them by led or low consumption type. They produce cold light and are more energy efficient.
Use heating and air conditioner at adequate temperature to save on electricity
The average tariff of January 2015 placed the electricity bill of the average user at 79.62 dollars per month, twelve dollar more than a year ago, which represents an increase in the year-on-year rate of 17.7%, according to the Faucet analysis.
The main way of saving is to have a thermostat that maintains the temperature in an ideal range in winter (heating) and summer (air conditioning). The ideal temperature in the cold months is 20 degrees and in summer 25 degrees, to lower one degree more in winter or to raise it in summer will suppose us to raise a 6-8% our energy consumption.
Ideally, we can invest in insulation systems, which limit the loss of energy outdoors (especially in windows), but if we can not do it, let’s try to keep these temperatures spending as little as we can in heating and air conditioning systems .
To fully ventilate a room, 10 minutes are sufficient, do not cover the radiators (it is common to use them to dry clothes) or put objects that hinder the diffusion of heat, purge these days the radiators and the air inside makes difficult the transmission of heat, perform the maintenance of your boiler and use it with the proper pressure and recommended by its manufacturer.
Advantages of having air conditioner at home:
Breathe cleaner air
Did you know that most wall-mounted air conditioner remove microscopic dust particles, transforming polluted air into clean, healthy air?
The filters carried by the splits are responsible for making ventilation free of contaminants and allergens, thanks to its antibacterial coating. Of course, when they are dirty, their purification capacity will be reduced. If you want to breathe purified and fresh air, worry only about keeping the filter clean!
Eliminates annoying noise
If you do not have air conditioning in your house, surely open the windows to generate electricity. This, as well as traditional fans, usually generates more ambient noise than you could avoid with an air conditioner.
Maintain a comfortable temperature in your home
Having a split will favor maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. And thanks to the design of Samsung Triangle Design air conditioner, the air will reach every corner of the room where you have installed the device, without leaving dead spaces.
Sleep like a baby
Precisely because the air conditioner allow you to maintain the same temperature, you can sleep on the hottest days, without tossing and turning in bed. The Good Sleep mode of air conditioner , designed for you to rest well at night, takes into account the rhythms of sleep to maintain an optimal ambient temperature.
Keep the style in your house
Today the appliances of the wall air conditioner have a sophisticated style very different from those monstrous devices that were made years ago. So if you have a modern and elegant lounge, do not worry about where to place the split, the perfect solution for this or any other room in your home. In addition, thanks to its anti corrosion coating and the ease of cleaning its filter, it will remain white as the first day
If you have an air conditioner, you will not be forced to keep the windows open, leaving the insects to their own free will.
Avoid that the house is full of bugs leaving the windows tightly closed, and thus you will also prevent the annoying mosquito bites, which are so suffered during the summer months.
On occasions when there are particularly hot days or during the central hours of the day, having air conditioning can prevent heat stroke . This is important to take into account in those homes in which children or elderly people live who may be more prone to suffer this type of shocks.
Finally, the air conditioner is presented as one of the best alternatives when refreshing our home, however, before having one of these systems inside your home, you must inform yourself very well how they work and how to choose one that is adapt to your needs. It is clear that air conditioning is not a commodity, but if you can afford it you should have no doubt about how much it would improve your well-being to have one.Tags: advantages of having air conditioner, air conditioner, air conditioner at home, air conditioner equipment