1. Is it worth to repair your old air conditioner?

Imagine a hot summer day that just come home after a long and exhausting day. You look forward to go home because you have previously set the air conditioner to cool to a certain temperature, but when you enter home feel a terrible heat. Usually the first thing that person do in such a situation is to check the current settings of the thermostat. With unpleasantness establish that the air conditioner is programmed exactly as you want, but it only brings warm air stream. Very often people take for granted the luxury awaits us comfortable and cool environment when we get back home! Therefore, we are disappointed with the situation and immediately looking for the phone of the company for air conditioners. However, before you call for service on your air conditioner, ask yourself the following questions and then decide whether it is worth to repair the air conditioner or replace it with a new one:

  • Whether it’s the first or consecutive breakdown in the air conditioner?
  • Whether you have recently repaired it for the same reason?
  • Is your electricity bills are higher than usual?
  • Does your air conditioner turns in the unit to which you can’t rely?
  • Do you have problems with humidity in your home?
  • Whether you are facing in front of costly repair of essential component of the air conditioner (compressor, etc.)?
  • Whether you have the device for more than 10 years?
  • Is your current air conditioner has noise?

If you answered to most of these questions with “no”, then you probably need to repair the air conditioner. Preferable is initially to call the company that carried out the installation of the air conditioner. If you do not know which is the company you can ask another company to visit you on the spot and diagnose the system.

If you have answered some of the above questions with “yes”, then perhaps the time has come to replace your old air conditioner with a new and therefore more economical. We all know that buying a new air conditioner is a serious investment, but we must remember that this is one of the most important equipment you will ever put in your home. Although modern air-conditioners at first glance seem expensive, they are significantly more efficient than older models. The air conditioning system with high energy efficiency will not only contribute to lower electricity bills, but will greatly reassure you, as you will be aware that you have a device in your home, which you can completely trust!


2. Air quality in the room

The quality of indoor air in which we live or work, is one of the top five risk factors for health – show the researches of „Environmental Protection Agency”. Among the major air pollutants at home or in the office are mites, spores of mould and mildew, pets, pollen and others. All of them can lead to allergic reactions in humans. Allergic reactions are two types: lighter as runny nose, watery eyes, headache, drowsiness and even snore and more severe, such as asthma. Other harmful volatile organic compounds that are released in the atmospheric from building materials, carpets, cleaning solvents, chemicals and formaldehyde, which is widespread and may cause a itchy eyes, ears and throat. Signs of problems with air quality in the premise:

  • Няма There is no movement of air in the premises
  • Visible presence of mould or mildew
  • Intrusive unpleasant smells
  • Higher humidity
  • You feel much more energetic and healthy when you’re out
  • Broken or polluted air conditioning equipment
  • Damaged ventilation pipes and chimneys
  • Tightly constructed or renovated buildings
  • Health problems that appear after repairs, new furniture, moving into a new home


3. Control of humidity

The relative humidity in the premises must be maintained at levels between 40 and 60% for optimum air quality. High humidity creates conditions for mold growth, mould and mites. The problem with humidity in the air at home can be solved through the use of air conditioning, air cleaner and humidifier.


4. Air conditioning filters for air purification

Plasma / Nano-platinum / Titanium filters as well as those based on the principle of static electricity eliminating up to 90% of the particles in the air. Filters with ultraviolet lamps dual wavelength kill all live microorganisms such as mould, bacteria, viruses, and are therefore highly recommended for bedrooms and more sensitive people.


5. Control of humidity in the air

One of the most important factors for increasing the quality of air in the premises is to control of humidity. High humidity creates a favorable environment for mites, mildew and mould. The purpose of the air conditioning system is not only in heating and cooling – it also serves as a drying and humidification. Let us consider the following example – your air conditioner is too powerful for the room in which it is installed and therefore will not work long enough to remove the necessary humidity. As a result, you feel like a cave – only feel cold and damp. Exactly such an environment is ideal for the development of undesirable microorganisms. The humid air at home we will help the growth of mildew and bacteria. The control of humidity in the air is extremely important not only to human health and particularly respiratory problems, but it also affects his ability to cool. Cooling in humans is carried out as water is released through the sweat glands, which is then evaporated, takes a significant amount of body heat. Rates of this evaporation depend on the humidity of the surrounding air – more humid air, more slowly carried out the process. Accordingly, less water molecules that carry the heat, leave the human body. All this makes us be even more heat, to sweat more and feel uncomfortable. Because of this is recommended the use of air conditioning system with humidity control of air or air cleaner and humidifier, which can remove excess moisture and at the same time purify premise by bacteria, viruses and unpleasant smells, creating a perfect home. Signs that indicate a need for a humidifier and air cleaner:

  • There is no movement of air in the premises
  • Sense of density in the room
  • Allergic reactions
  • Condensed water on the walls and ceiling
  • Smell of mould and mildew
  • The objects of wood rot in the room
  • Formation of condensation on windows


6. Advice on improving the energy efficiency of your air conditioner

The air conditioning system is an important part of every household, so it needs to be operated with maximum efficiency. Providing this condition, you can guarantee yourself half lower bills for electricity. We will offer dozens of tips for saving energy and maintenance of air conditioner which will save a substantial amount of money in the long run:

  • There is no movement of air in the premises
  • Regularly clean the filters of air conditioners (at least every 2-3 weeks)
  • Keep external and internal heat exchanger permanently clean (regular annual maintenances)
  • Condensed water on the walls and ceiling
  • Smell of mould and mildew
  • ВAlways program the operation of the air conditioner for a period ahead of time – would need to have a remote control with the possibility of weekly timer
  • Maintain a lower temperature in heating mode in the room when you are not during the day – about 20 ° C is enough
  • it is extremely important the availability of good insulation of the ceiling and exterior walls
  • High quality window frames is also mandatory condition for the effective operation of the air conditioner
  • Keep curtains and blinds drawn for possible long period of time
  • In purchasing an air conditioning system it is better to bet on a model with high coefficients of performance – COP and EER.

Consider the following facts about the work of the air conditioning system:

  • In cooling mode, the air conditioner will work intensively until decrease temperature in the room to the desired, and then maintain it with low energy consumption.
  • The air conditioner will need more time to reach the desired temperature when the weather is very hot or very cold.
  • The recommended values for temperature settings are 26 ° C in summer and 23 ° C in winter.

There are various factors that change the temperature and humidity in the room and in this way affect the energy efficiency of the air conditioning system:

  • Often opening and closing the door
  • Bathroom
  • The presence of more people in the room than usual
  • Using a large number of lighting
  • Gathered curtains or lifted blinds in a room with south or western exposure