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  • Criteria for choosing a good air conditioner

    The most important criteria to bear in mind at the time of purchasing an air conditioner:

    The type of air conditioner, whether fixed or mobile, one or several units.

    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 - which must be low; dehumidification capacity; the presence of additional functions such as a timer for programming, "sleep" to avoid temperatures dropping too low at 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.

    So-called Split Air Conditioners are equipped with one or more internal unit fixed to the wall, as well as 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 three things: space for the unit; a power outlet; an external window or a hole in the glass or wall that allows it to discharge hot air.

  • 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 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 room, facing direction and sun exposure, number of windows and types of insulation, number of people who are usually in the area.

  • Can one air conditioner cool several rooms simultaneously?

    This is possible but only if the rooms are adjacent and there is good air flow between them. However, portables are mainly designed to cool a single room.

  • Can I attach the hose to a window or door?

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

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

    The exhaust hose is typically about 1 meter in length. Please ensure, before purchasing, that you have the needed space and layout to place the air conditioner near a window or door.

  • What does "monoblock air to air" mean?

    These air conditioners distribute cold air into a room while distributing hot air into the outside environment.

  • Can I use a portable air conditioner to cool a room blind?

    Hot air should be extracted from the room through a hole in the wall by using the hose provided.

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