to consider when buying air conditioning
Find the ideal location for
your air conditioning indoor unit within the room you want to air condition, where
it will be as unobtrusive, give you the best air flow and not
likely to be in the way.
Find a the ideal location for the outdoor air conditioning unit.
Make sure the condensing out door unit will be out off the way of foot
traffic, not too on display and on a
wall based mounting bracket or on flat ground on a ground based mounting
bracket system. This will ensure long life and unobtrusive service to the
home air conditioning user.
Consider the route of the
pipe services between
the indoor air conditioning unit and outdoor air
The indoor air conditioning
unit will collect moister from the air and this will need to flow out
either on a downward gradient or be pumped out using a condensate pump such
trunking condensate pump or the likes.
Wall air conditioning units work out cheaper
because they are mass produced by all the manufactures. They generally are
the air conditioning unit of choice for the home user who just want a
practical solution to heating or cooling a room.
Artist air conditioning
units that double up as an artist addition to your home are now well
established in the UK market and are ideal for house air conditioning.
Choose a good brand for air
conditioning a house as you have to live with it every day. It is the same
with every-day household items such as a television or oven. Quality air
conditioning brands last and have the additional features that really do
make the difference such as a 24hr timer.
Noise levels for home air
Noise has to be the number 1 issue for home users, nobody wants to be in
their bedroom trying to sleep while being kept up by a noisy air
conditioning unit, it almost defeats the objective. Some home air conditioning
orientated air conditioning units such
mono-block portable air conditioning unit have a reputation for being noisy
(modern portable units have got better) and if the unit is being used in a bedroom or other peaceful area
noise is worth considering. Most fixed wall air
conditioning units have a typical design 22 Db@1meter reading on low speed
setting which is hardly
audible to the ear. Cassette, floor and ceiling units are generally noisier
with a design 35 Db@1meter on low speed while ducted units if concealed
within a ceiling void may not even be heard.
concealed air conditioning for home use
your home can vary in price considerably depending on
air conditioning unit you decide on. If you are looking to have a totally
conditioning system you will require a ducted air conditioning system which
is tucked away in the ceiling void. For a larger area or entire floor area of home, then
the professional way would be a ducted or cassette system.
These units require a void of around 300mm above the ceiling. All provide
heating and cooling due the the heat pump inverter facility available to
modern air conditioning technology.
Wall mounted home air
For heating or cooling an area such as a bedroom
or lounge, wall
mount units work out to be a cost effective way of
heating and cooling. Over the last 10 years, more ecstatically pleasing wall
mounted air conditioning units designed to fit into any area have come to
the market. The first of these was Lg' air conditions
units, this new range gave the user the option of a artistic look with the
aim of fitting into any environment.
The Artcool Gallery air conditioning unit came with a removable fascia panel to
allow the user to put a picture
of their chose behind so the air
unit can double as a
Since then more and more manufacturers produced their own artistic system,
these included the
Mitsubishi Zen units which come in a range of 3 colours (white, black,
silver) and a output range of 2.5kW, 3.5kW and 5kW. See the image gallery
The New Lg air conditioning Artcool (stylist) model
After many years of success with the Artcool unit, Lg air
decided to spruce up their aging model with a revamp. The replacement was
LG Art Cool Stylist
in 2013, which was essentially a unit with the same dimensions, same frame
design but without the option to place a picture behind a frontal panel
frame. The Stylist unit comes with a bevelled countersunk front facia with
neon "look" led backlighting affect. The remote controller was a whole new
concept for the air conditioning market, a round table based system with the
option to change the led light colour along with the usual basic control
options such as fan, heat and cool. Many customers we speak to miss the
picture option though.
Pipe work will be
needed to be run for split type systems (INDOOR AND OUTDOOR type) which can
be left just clipped to the outer wall or enclosed in a plastic trunking
Cassette air conditioning can work out nicely for air conditioning a house
as long as you have the required 300mm void space to install it.
The most popular brands in the air conditioning market
Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning:
One of the most popular brands in the UK holding +40%
of the market. Have small assembly plant in Scotland. 3 years warranty.
Daikin Air Conditioning:
The number 1 brand in the UK and Europe holding +50%
of the market. Main manufacturing plant in Belgium and other EU locations.
Generally have a full range of equipment available from stock. 3-7 years
Fujitsu Air Conditioning:
Manufacture a range of home air conditioning solutions
and light commercial air conditioning units. 3 years warranty on parts.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning:
A range of systems suitable for home and light
commercial applications. 3 years warranty on parts.
LG Air Conditioning:
Manufacture a range of budget residential air
conditioning systems on a vast scale, very popular in the far east. 3 years
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