- Window air conditioners. It was the most common model in Russia until recently. They are mounted in a window opening or a thin wall. The power of such air conditioners from 1.5 to 6 kW, it is enough to cool the room to 30 square meters. m. There are the same type (cold only) and universal (cold, heating). Modern models of window air conditioners are equipped with a remote control, which facilitates control at a distance. Window air conditioners are not recommended to be placed in small rooms (less than 9 sq. M.), As well as next to a cot, otherwise a crumb can catch a cold. And adults should not be at a distance of one and a half to two meters from him in the direction of emission of cold (heated) air. And most importantly: during operation, such air conditioners can not be blocked by thick curtains. In this case, comfort will be created not in the room, but in the space between the window and the curtain.
- Mobile air conditioners. Mobile air conditioners that are easy to install in any room. They can even take with them to the country or on vacation. They do not require installation, compact and effective in small spaces. The main thing – to ensure the removal of warm air outside the cooled room. For this purpose, a special hose is provided that it is sufficient to throw into the window or a slightly opened door.
- Split system. Split systems (from the English. Split – split into parts) are the most common type of air conditioners. Split systems consist of two separate units. The external unit, in which the most noisy processes occur, is mounted on the street. Internal blocks are divided into several types: wall, floor and ceiling, floor, ceiling, cassette). The blocks are interconnected by copper tubes through which the gas (freon) passes. All split-systems are equipped with air filters, remote control, have the ability to program the mode of operation, are highly efficient, quiet and economical work.
- Ducted air conditioners. Channel conditioner in contrast to split-systems has a forced-air ventilation, which is mounted behind a false ceiling or in the ceiling. Such a system is usually installed in cottages or apartments, where there are many large rooms. Unlike other air conditioners, the duct system fully ventilates the indoor air and delivers cooled air through pipelines to all remote locations in the room. This creates a natural atmosphere in your home. The air also passes through a complex filtration system, which allows it to be cleaned of the smallest particles, bacteria and dust.
When buying a conditioner, be sure to specify how it filters the air. Models with outdated filtering technologies “dry” it and do not add value.
But filters in high-quality air conditioners have antiviral, antibacterial and allergenic protection. There are also systems for accelerated dust collection.
The instructions for most air conditioners says that the filter must be cleaned every two weeks. However, air conditioners with an automatic filter cleaning feature are also on the market today. A very handy thing: every time the air conditioner is turned on, a special robot brush independently collects dust from the filter screen and takes it out through a special vacuum tube.
You and your crumb will not even know about this process – the work will be done completely silently. In addition, it is necessary that the air conditioner does not “burn out” the air. Choose models with an ionizer.
It not only cleans the air, but also creates a climate in the house according to your desire.
Power and efficiency. The capacity of the air conditioner must match the area of the room where it will work.
If the power turns out to be insufficient, then, apart from low efficiency, the air conditioner will not be able to work out its resource set by the manufacturer, and will quickly fail due to operation in extreme loads.
Some pediatricians are skeptical about the installation of air conditioning in the nursery. It is believed that if a child gets into a cool place from the heat, the child can catch a cold. But it is rather a question of the correct use of the air conditioner, and not its harmfulness.
Often parents themselves make a mistake and set the air conditioner on a too “cold” mode. The ideal option is when the temperature in the room is approximately 21−24 degrees. That is not hot, but not cold.
Then the risk of overheating or overcooling will be excluded.
When choosing a conditioner for a children’s room, be sure to consider the appearance of the device and a set of functions that will be useful for the baby. In addition to humidification and temperature control, the air must be cleaned and ionized.
This is necessary because air conditioners take in air from the street, and there, as you know, there is more exhaust gas in the air than oxygen. That is why cleaning filters and built-in ionizers are the most important components of children’s climate technology. Having correctly selected the air conditioner with all the above functions, you will ensure your baby full development and healthy growth in a comfortable and safe environment.
Among other things, the children’s air conditioner should have the function of air humidification, since during the conditioning the moisture is collected, and this can affect the baby’s well-being.