How to choose an air conditioning system
Energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, comfort, well-being, acoustic comfort, air purification, control and management through App: these are some of the features and functions to consider when you decide to buy air conditioning system
It is possible to have the right temperature and humidity level at home thanks to a conditioning system. There are many types of air conditioners with different functions.
A conscious choice must focus both on comfort and well-being and on energy efficiency, savings and environmental sustainability.
Modern inverter air conditioners make it possible to reach the desired domestic comfort by almost eliminating waste and by reducing consumptions. Air conditioners with inverter technology can automatically modulate the necessary power to maintain the optimal comfort, as opposed to traditional air conditioners (called “on/off”). An inverter air conditioner ensures energy efficiency and more comfort thanks to the ongoing speed regulation system which maintains a constant temperature.
Functions and specifics to consider
Heating function - The best air conditioners are provided with a heat pump for heating. In fact, by inverting the cold cycle, the device can produce hot air and so replace the heating system in areas characterised by a mild weather or integrate it during mid-seasons.
Dehumidification function - The air conditioner in cooling function eliminates excessive humidity.
Air purification system - It is essential to breath healthy and clean air, mostly for those suffering from asthma or allergies. The best air conditioners are provided with particular air filters to collect and stop air impurities, such as virus and bacteria.
Acoustic comfort - The quietness during its functioning is a relevant characteristic, not only for a good sleep, but also to avoid annoying neighbours.
The state-of-the-art air conditioners, besides guaranteeing extremely low noise levels, are also provided with a “mute” function to reduce the sound pressure level: useful at night!
Night/power-saving mode - In order to accommodate all needs for energy efficiency and saving, they are equipped with some functions which automatically adjust temperature, such as the night mode or the power-saving mode that regulates air flows. In fact, during the night sleep, the body temperature decreases, and the air conditioner sets so as to guarantee the comfort and avoid temperature differences.
Smart mode - Cooling needs may vary during the day or according to the outdoor climate. Many air conditioners are provided with sensors that can evaluate the presence of people inside the air-conditioned room, their position and their movement. In case there are no people in the room, the air conditioner will activate the power-saving mode and reactivate again as soon as it identifies the presence of people. This function allows an energy saving up to 40%.
More and more connected - The devices connected for air conditioning are those that integrate a technology to communicate remotely with a smartphone or a tablet.
Regulate the temperature and settings, get real time updates about performance and energy consumption, have solutions for damage tracing when a repair is needed: these are only a few of the many possibilities offered by the latest air conditioners. Thanks to easy app it is possible to manage and programme the comfort also when you are not at home.
Read the energy label and check for the certification mark
The energy label provides key information on the consumption levels (at the moment from classes A, A+, A++, A+++). While it is better to choose those with a higher efficiency in order to reduce the power consumption it is also important to keep in mind that when a system is not certified, the information provided in the energy label is not certified either.
Tax benefits and incentives
The installation or replacement of an air conditioning system may also be advantageous thanks to the tax incentives: 50% deductions (for building reconstructions) and 65% Ecobonus (in case of works aimed at the increase in the energy efficiency) and the Conto Termico 2.0.