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  • What are the criteria for choosing a good air conditioner?

    The most important criteria to bear in mind at the time of purchasing an air conditioner are :the types of air conditioners, whether fixed or mobile, one or several units and whether it is also capable of heating by using a heat pump, cooling power, expressed in BTU/h or Watt. You may also consider: energy savings that it may provide, noise levels, dehumidification capacity, the presence of additional functions such as: a timer for programming, "sleep" to avoid temperatures dropping too low at the night, air filtering systems, etc. Finally, you must also take into account installation costs for fixed air conditioners and periodic maintenance operations.

  • What's the difference between a portable air conditioner and other types of air conditioners?

    Generally, air conditioners can be divided into three categories: Portables are a single unit, not fixed or mounted, and can be moved from one room to the next. Split Air Conditioners are equipped with one or more internal units fixed to the wall, and an external one. Finally there are climate control systems, designed to treat the air of an entire home or building.

  • What is required when using a portable air conditioner?

    Generally, portable air conditioners require space for the unit; a power outlet and an external window for the hose to connect to, allowing the hot air to be released

  • What are the pros and cons of a portable air conditioner?

    Portable air conditioners are extremely versatile units that can be easily moved from one room to another. They are ready for use without installation. However, it is necessary for the machine to be near a window or French door to allow it, through the tube provided, to remove hot and humid air from the air conditioned room to outside.

  • How can I choose my portable air conditioner?

    As for all air conditioners, it is necessary to know how many BTU/h are necessary to cool the desired area. The BTU/h calculation is given by a series of valuations on the type of area to be air conditioned:the type and size of rooms facing direction and sun exposure number of windows and types of insulation number of people who are usually in the area to be air conditioned

  • Can an air conditioner work on several rooms simultaneously?

    It probably can, but only if the two rooms are adjacent and there is good air flow between the two. However, portables are mainly designed to cool a single room.

  • Where do I place the air hose?

    Many portable air conditioners are equipped with kits that allow you to attach the hose to a window or glass door.

  • What happens if the hose is not long enough to reach the window?

    The exhaust hose is typically about 1 metre in length, and you must check before buying that you have enough space to position the portable air conditioner near a window or door.

  • What is the meaning of "monoblock air to air"?

    These air conditioners are so called because they both use the air to distribute cold into the environment, and in which to distribute heat outside.

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