How to choose the right air conditioners to face the summer


Emma Potter

Pay attention to the consumption on your bill

Let's start with a big problem that holds many people back: the impact on the bill. If in winter it is radiators and heating that weigh on family expenses, in summer the worry is that the light will shoot through the roof, not giving a moment's relief to one's finances.

But what if we told you that there are solutions? You have to look at theenergy label.

The top of the range companies propose both monosplit and multisplit products highly performing which do not generate excessive electricity consumption: an example of this is i Mitsubishi air conditioners that with A++ and A+++ labels which can manage around 160 kWh per year.

Some more advice for avoid seeing your bill rise too much:

  • intelligent use of the thermostat. Set the air conditioner settings to a comfortable but reasonable temperature. For example, keeping the internal temperature around 24-25°C can help reduce energy consumption without sacrificing comfort;
  • regular maintenance. Clean filters and a well-maintained system work more efficiently, consuming less energy. Regular maintenance includes cleaning the filters every month during heavy use and checking that the outdoor unit is free of debris and obstructions;
  • use of curtains and shutters. Minimize direct exposure to the sun by closing curtains and shutters during the hottest hours of the day;
  • takes advantage of natural ventilation. On less hot days or cooler hours, such as the evening or night, turn off the air conditioner and open the windows to let in fresh air.

Multisplit or monosplit?

You have most likely wondered whether it is more convenient in your home choose a monosplit or a multisplitLet's try to understand the differences.

There first type it consists of a single internal unit that communicates with an external one: it is perfect for a single room, a small house or an open space.

THE seconds, on the other hand, connect multiple indoor units to a single outdoor unit, making it perfect for homes or offices with multiple rooms that need individual temperature control in each room. Although the initial investment and installation costs are higher, multi-split systems offer greater flexibility and efficiency to cool multiple areas at the same time.

The size of the room to be refreshed

To choose the adequate air treatment, it is essential to consider the size of the space that needs cooling. Measure the surface area in square metres and consider an air conditioner that has adequate cooling capacity, usually expressed in BTUs. A rough calculation predicts approximately 80-100 BTU per square meter.

Consider the dB of noise

The noise it's a important disturbing factor, especially in bedrooms or areas intended for rest. The quietest models generally have a low decibel (dB) level; it is advisable to choose models that maintain the levels below 50 dB to ensure a peaceful environment.

The benefits of a smart air conditioner

THE smart air conditioners with Wi-Fi connectivity they provide some advantages that significantly improve the usability and efficiency of the home air conditioning system.

First of all yes they control the temperature and other settings conveniently via an app on your smartphone or tablet, regardless of your location but above all it is the total customization that wins you over: in just a few clicks you can request operation only during certain hours, helping to reduce consumption useless and save on your energy bill.

The smartest ones integrate perfectly with smart home systemsas Google Home or Amazon Alexa, facilitating control even via voice commands. Associated apps often make available detailed analyzes and reports on energy usehelping to optimize waste and more easily keep expenses under control.

Buying a multifunctional product: which technologies are useful

THE modern air conditioners they are no longer limited only to cooling environments, but are equipped with advanced technologies that significantly improve indoor air quality.

They often include systems dehumidification which help maintain the relative humidity inside the rooms at comfortable levels, preventing the formation of mold and the proliferation of bacteria. Many models are equipped with specialized filters to purify the aircapable of capturing pollen, fine dust and other pollutants.

Beyond ensure better living comfort, are of great support in families with children, allergy sufferers or asthmatics: it has been shown that, even inside, viruses, bacteria, allergens or irritants can accumulate. Maintain an environment that results comfortable and safe it is a mission that parents carry out every day, by choosing correct hygiene products and obviously maintaining a good air quality.

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