If you did not buy a sleigh in the summer (crossed out) air conditioning in winter or autumn, you made the first mistake. But there are others that can be avoided. To do this, read our instructions.
Choose only model, not seller
We looked at the model according to the characteristics, asked the price, read the reviews – and ordered where it was cheaper. After all, so we buy a kettle or vacuum cleaner. But the air conditioner is a complex technology that requires proper installation and the possibility of working with a distributor throughout the life of the device: the processes (maintenance, refilling with refrigerant, repair, etc.) in the company should be debugged, the company should have all the necessary certificates confirming the quality engineering and installation.
Do not think in advance about the installation location of the split-system indoor unit
The home appliances brands in India have several recommendations regarding the location of the indoor unit:
- Not opposite the workplace or sofa in the living room
- Not over the bed
- Not above the cabinet (so often they do to hide the air conditioner, and dust from the cabinet will fly into the room)
- At a distance of 10-15 cm from the floor, cabinet, furniture.
Do not close the air conditioner curtains. In addition, the place should be accessible so that you can regularly get and clean the filters. Many parameters depend on the installation site: on the dimensions of the internal and external units to the maximum length of communications.
Do not understand the principle of the air conditioner
If you have a minimal idea of how the air conditioner works, it will be easier for you to understand the needs of the appliance for cleaning and maintenance. The closest “relative” of the air conditioner is the refrigerator: both of them work on the refrigerant, based on the design- the compressor, the evaporator, and the condenser.
The air conditioner is also a “relative” of the vacuum cleaner: it passes the cooled air through the filters, so cleaning the indoor unit is also necessary – you can do it yourself according to the instructions, but it is better to entrust the air conditioner manufacturers in India.
Do not pay attention to the area of the room
A simple thing, but you have to calculate everything. A standard room of 15–18 m² in a typical apartment building is one; a cottage with non-standard room sizes is another; a large studio apartment is the third. The presence of constantly open doors plays a role – for such rooms you need air conditioning, designed for a larger area.
Do not choose an inverter air conditioner, if possible
Split systems with inverter compressors are quieter, consume (like any inverter equipment) 30-35% less electricity, but most importantly – they always maintain a comfortable temperature in the room due to the fact that the compressor runs continuously and does not turn on or off. In addition, with an inverter air conditioner, the desired indoor temperature is reached faster.
The motion sensor allows you not to turn off the device if there is no one in the room. Night mode reduces fan speed, minimizing noise levels. The air dehumidification function is useful in rainy weather, with increased relative air humidity, and when mold occurs in a room.
And if you don’t know which air conditioner to choose, you can learn about the pros and cons of window units, split systems, and mobile air conditioners.