Buying air conditioning-what to look out for

It is getting hotter in the Netherlands. That is why more and more people are thinking about having a air conditioning buy. If you want to buy an air conditioner, it is good to first read up on the differences in air conditioners’s and make a well-considered decision when buying one.

What to look out for when buying an air conditioner

Do you know what the highest temperature ever measured in the Netherlands is? 40.7 degrees Celsius! So it’s not surprising that more and more people are buying air conditioners.

Are you considering buying an air conditioner?? Then read on. I share some tips on what to look out for before you decide to buy.

What type of air conditioning

Roughly speaking, there are two types of air conditioners. So you have a mobile air conditioner, the word says it all, this air conditioner you can move around. Warm air is blown out of the window through a hose. And you have a split air conditioner, also called a fixed air conditioner. It consists of an indoor unit that takes heat from the room and blows cooled air around.

This is done via refrigerant pipes to which the outdoor unit is connected. The plus point of the latter option is that you can connect up to 5 indoor units to one outdoor unit.

What it costs it then

But what did this aircondioning cost now? A mobile air conditioner is a lot cheaper than a fixed one. There are already models for around €400.

But, whether this is such a good choice. A mobile air conditioner does not cool as well as a split air conditioner and also makes more noise. Because the hose hangs out through the window, a lot of heat can still come in.

So it doesn’t get really cool on tropical days. A split air conditioner you buy from about €1.500, often with installation. But note: the bigger the space, the more cooling power you need, so the higher the price. In addition, keep in mind maintenance costs of €100 to €150. And then, of course, you also have the energy consumption?

This will cost you about €50 a year. But cooling? Yes, they certainly do!

Pay attention to consumption

It’s good to be aware of air conditioning consumption anyway. Do the math: a split air conditioner consumes around 0.75kW per hour. We use the air conditioner for about 40 days a year, 8 hours a day.

In summer alone you consume about 240kWh of electricity. To compare: a new fridge-freezer consumes about 160kWh per year! Last year, around 185 air conditioners were sold in the Netherlands.000 air conditioners sold.

In fact, air conditioners are the fastest growing energy consumers worldwide. At this rate, consumption will triple by 2050!

Be aware and choose an economical model

Air conditioning can be so nice in the home, especially with those tropical summer days we get to experience more often in recent years. Because not only was it hot during the day, also ’s nights were very hot, so you might sleep badly. But we can also conclude that air conditioners eat power. Therefore choose an economical model with the highest energy class possible.

It’s better for your wallet and the environment.

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