How to choose a mobile air conditioner - more about the characteristics and installation recommendations

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction
13 April 2016

Mobile air conditioners for home, cottage or apartment in the city are interesting, first of all, the ability to move and elementary simple in execution unit.All components of the cooling system are placed in a single package (except for portable split system), on the one hand it ensures easy handling, installation, and greatly simplifies the repair of mobile air conditioners, on the other hand guarantees a much more noisy operation, compared with the work of the more expensive multi-block systemsconditioning.Any model can be moved around the house to cool the room in turn.Monoblock conditioners often unavailable function ozonation and filtration (except for the most expensive models), but to achieve the optimum temperature and maintain it for a long time in a room with exhausting solntsepёke outside this compact instrument quite a force.The market for mobile air conditioners varied among different capacity, type, size and functions of the model list choose the most suitable for their own needs is not e

asy.Before you choose a mobile air-conditioning, should be familiar with the basic characteristics and peculiarities of each species, which, in fact, we'll do the Article.


GETTING STARTED mobile air conditioning compared to the time consuming installation of a split system and installation of a call can only be a very big stretch: air-conditioning duct is necessary to prepare: hose for output of hot air through the open window post.Nevertheless it, the installation of a mobile air conditioner should be made mandatory by following these guidelines.

installation of mobile air conditioner
Mobile air conditioners can be moved from room to room, but the choice of location is limited by the need to close the window

Choosing a place for the installation of ↑

mobile air conditioning installation is necessary to start with the selection of the installation site.Should be guided in the outlet is easily accessible and close proximity (within 2 m) to the window or pane (where to connect the corrugated hose to remove hot air).Then you need to install the hose to the exhaust outlet of the warm air with an adjustable nozzle directly into the instrument in one hand and a pre-existing window openings, the window ventilation shaft or the other.

Installation of air conditioning duct
exposure, due arrival of warm air from the outside, the place to display the corrugated hose must be equipped

Features of operation ↑

Before you install the mobile air conditioning, it is necessary to remove the protective tape from the condensate tank.Otherwise, the unit operating in cooling mode is activated.Indication on the instrument panel will signal exceeds the permissible level of water in the tank, this will be followed automatic shutdown of the compressor.

condensate produced during cooling collects in the bottom pan to collect the condensate is pumped out internal to the intermediate tray, and then flows by gravity to the heat exchanger and evaporates.Excess condensate flows back into the tank.From time to time the accumulated condensate must be drained periodically.

In most models, provides a constructive opportunity to work in a constant condensate drain.For this it is necessary to connect a capillary tube to a corresponding connector on the one hand, after having removed the cap, and to the drain manifold to another.An important point: the automatic condensate drainage reduces the efficiency of cooling operation.

The principle of operation of the mobile air conditioner ↑

consider the principle of operation of the mobile air conditioner for a clearer understanding of the processes.The device at the same time there is a movement of the two air streams.

Scheme of mobile air conditioner
diagram showing the mechanism of the mobile air conditioner

first intake air flow occurs at the bottom of the rear wall of the air conditioner, the air flow is used to cool the condenser (heat exchanger passes through the condenser, cooling it at the same time heated).Warm air is subsequently removed to the outside through the corrugated hose.The second stream of air passes through the heat exchanger and evaporation, cooling, back into the room.Upon cooling, the air moisture contained in it is condensed on the cold walls of evaporative heat exchanger.

Then, as described above enters the special tray.For greater clarity, information on how to operate the mobile air conditioning, duplicate video explanation.

Why is this called a mobile air conditioner?↑

Mobile air conditioner without air conditioning really can be called only conditionally, because the device does not remove heat from the room, but only saturates the air with moisture, and therefore should work in a well-ventilated area.Mobile split-system is equipped with an optional external unit, due to the removal of the condenser heat exchanger with a fan on the street, such a device is significantly quieter.

Portable split system
Mobile split system will save you a good place and perfectly fit into any interior

Portable air conditioners are mostly quite massive.Find the smallest mobile air conditioning, choosing a model based on aesthetic considerations inappropriate.Performance is limited by the size of the device.

How to decide on the model?↑

selection of mobile air conditioning must be carried out in accordance with the required power, is the main performance indicator.Some power can be determined on the basis of mere compliance: 1 kW to 10m2.Consider the number of people at the same time being in the room, the presence of heat-generating equipment, as well as the layout of the room (it is obvious that the room is located on the sunny side warmer).The larger the room, the more powerful compressor system is required.Approximate cooling area is usually indicated in the passport of the device.Before you decide which mobile air conditioner choose, read the parameters "noise operation", because the noise level can be much greater than 50 dB!Models with a blade type fan noisier than devices with a tangential type, the latter also consume less electricity, which is important.

choosing the device for cooling power, do not chase high rates: mobile air conditioners to the apartment with a capacity of 7000-9000 BTU cooling deemed most appropriate.Multiply the number of thermal units 3 to determine an approximate cooling area.

duration of the device depends on design features.Models with manual air distribution grate will last longer than those with the automatic.Also note length of hose for exhaust air: it must not exceed 1.5 m.

obvious statement that the best mobile air-conditioning - air-conditioning is not safe to be confirmed, so be sure to pay attention to the type of refrigerant used (corresponding mark on the body).One of the most eco-friendly is now considered freon R410A.

Above us were the basic criteria for selecting a mobile air conditioner.Take note of the selection of the instrument with the appropriate capacity for your needs, examine in detail the characteristics of the model you like, sorazmerte your requirements with the capabilities of the air conditioner.Then the choice is conscious and guaranteed success.