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In summer, a mobile air conditioning system with or without exhaust air, which effectively cools the house and lowers the temperature, is indispensable. Whether a monobloc or split air-conditioning system is used depends on the volume of the room and its possibilities. All tips for your choice!

Mobile air conditioner: How does an air conditioner work?

Contrary to popular belief, the air conditioner is not designed to produce cold air, but to extract hot air from one place and move it to another.

Without going into too much technical detail, it’s enough to know that a mobile air conditioner works like your refrigerator. The principle of the air conditioner is the heat exchange between the refrigerant in the air conditioner, compression, condensation and removal of excess heat.

The air is expelled through the ventilation of the air conditioner and the indoor air is cooled by extracting its heat. The rest of the hot air is expelled or condensed to the outside, depending on the type of air conditioner.

The feeling of freshness occurs as soon as the mobile air conditioner is running. Today, the vast majority of mobile air conditioners work by regulation. This means that a temperature sensor on the air conditioner displays the room temperature exactly where it is actually installed. By setting a target, a device manager automatically calculates (according to its power and compression power) how much excess heat is extracted and how much fresh air needs to be returned to reach the specified target.

What are the different types of mobile air conditioners?

There are three types of mobile air conditioners: the Monobloc air conditioner, the split air conditioner and the mobile air conditioner without exhaust air.

The monobloc air conditioner

The Monobloc air conditioner is the simplest air conditioner and the quickest to implement. As the name suggests, this air conditioning mechanism is one-piece and mounted on wheels. Ideal as an additional air conditioner and easy to move from one room to another, it requires exhaust air to the outside.

This exhaust air is led through a flexible hose (100 to 150 mm in diameter) through a window or through a hole in the wall of the apartment. Relatively efficiently, the performance of the mobile monoblock air conditioner varies between 2000 – 3500 W, which allows a room of more than 35 m 2 to be cooled with a single air conditioner. However, you should pay particular attention to sound insulation, because this type of air conditioner is often noisy (> 60 dB).

Most Monobloc air conditioners also offer simple ventilation operation and dehumidify the room air. High-class air conditioning systems can also be programmed with a clock – starting, stopping, setting the desired temperature, etc.

The mobile split air-conditioning unit

The mobile split air conditioner works in the same way as the mobile monobloc air conditioner, but consists of two different elements. The compression and condensation parts are installed outside the house, and the mobile ventilation unit can be placed inside as desired – provided it is connected to the outdoor unit via a flexible hose. You suspect that the mobile split air conditioner is not as easy to move as a Monobloc (because it must always be close to its outdoor compression unit).

The advantage of the mobile split air conditioner is that the mobile ventilation unit is lighter and less bulky, and above all much quieter! Its performance varies between 2000-3500 W, like a monoblock air conditioner.

Most split air conditioners also offer simple ventilation operation and a dehumidifier. As with mobile monoblock air conditioners, there are also high class mobile split air conditioners. However, they are more expensive than a monobloc air conditioner.

The mobile air conditioner without exhaust air

The mobile air conditioner without exhaust air does not live up to its name. Have you ever seen a car without an exhaust or a fire without smoke? The same goes for air conditioning!

These air conditioners without exhaust air are actually “coolers” that work on the principle of condensation. This has nothing to do with air conditioning. However, these “air conditioners” are relatively cheap, small and light and can cool a small room (often a few degrees). They are usually loud and inefficient on an area over 15 m 2.

Most coolers often need to be filled with water. This can be a selective solution, but coolers have neither the performance nor the control capacity of an air conditioner (monoblock or split). They are therefore far from providing the freshness and comfort you expect from an air conditioner. For more info visit this site for further details about air conditioning.

 

Post Author: Barbara D. Young

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