When buying climatic equipment, you should pay attention to the complete set, and the appearance, as well as take into account the technical indicators that affect the performance of the system. Let’s consider in more detail the main criteria for the correct selection of equipment.
Mark and class level
Like all appliances, split systems are available in budget, medium, and premium versions, which differ in cost and functionality. It is better to purchase a unit from a popular manufacturer with a good reputation.
The most popular brands of cassette devices are Shivaki, Electrolux, and Hisense. However, the cost of these devices varies from 70 to 100 thousand rubles. Among the channel, equipment is in demand brands of Mitsubishi Electric, Haier, and General Climate. Their price range is from 40 to 120 thousand rubles. For the best brands of floor-ceiling units, users have named the following: Panasonic, Shivaki, Daikin, and LG. Under these brands, medium and premium-class equipment is produced.
Determining the capacity of the equipment
Another important criterion is the capacity in the cooling mode of air masses. This indicator is expressed in British thermal units, English abbreviation – BTU. 1 BTU equals 0,3 W.
The technical specifications of the device can indicate the cooling capacity in BTU or in electrical watts, which allows you to determine for which area of the room the device is suitable.
Since the cooled air flows downward and is concentrated near the floor when selecting the unit, it is not the volume of the space that is taken into account, but its area.
Based on the table data, for small rooms, up to 25 m2 split systems with a capacity of 7 or 9, BTU will do, and for large rooms of 50-60 m2, it is better to buy them with 18, or 24 BTU.
Noise level of climate control equipment
This indicator is very important for those who are planning to install an air conditioning system in a bedroom or library. In such rooms, the user often rests, and unnecessary noise will distract him.
That is why it is recommended to use devices with low noise levels – 26-36 dB for the indoor unit and up to 54 dB for the outdoor unit.
Types and design of ceiling systems
Ceiling type of devices – one of the varieties of air conditioners for domestic and semi-industrial use. It consists of two units: a compressor and condenser unit – for outdoor placement, and an evaporator unit designed for indoor installation.
Some models have additional optional features, such as heating the air and thorough filtration.
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Don’t wait until the air conditioner is entirely out of order. In the case of untimely repairs, there is a very high possibility that a long complex repair will be required. Even a few days without air conditioning in the summer heat in San Diego County, CA will bring great discomfort to the whole family. But by calling the masters from SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning you can avoid this problem.