Air conditioning in the house

It is the middle of summer, and we can tell from the high, sometimes extremely high temperatures. Every year when the time comes, you think to get an air conditioner. With tropical temperatures above 30 degrees, it is sometimes not bearable. Then an air conditioning in the house is certainly not a superfluous luxury.

In warm countries an air conditioner in the house is very normal. And now that the Netherlands is also getting hotter and longer summers, air conditioners in the home are also becoming increasingly popular. Since it is relatively new, there is also a great need for information. What types of air conditioners are there? What kind of air conditioners are suitable for the home? What does an air conditioner cost? These are all useful questions that you first want to have an answer to before you actually install an air conditioner in your home. In this article we try to help you make the right choice.

Built-in air conditioning

A built-in air conditioner is an air conditioner that you can build in a wall, ceiling or floor. You can connect this to an air duct, for example. In principle, the air conditioning is not visible, you only have to deal with grids. And it not only looks super sleek, you are also not bothered by noise. In public areas such as restaurants and hotels you almost always have to deal with built-in air conditioners. But you could also choose this option at home. Because this requires much more custom work, the installation costs are relatively high compared to the other types of air conditioners.

Price: € 2000 – € 10,000

    Benefits

  • Provides cooling and dehumidification in the room;
  • High efficiency and capacity;
  • It is not visible;
  • You are not bothered by the noise;
    Cons

  • Difficult installation, often not easy to realize;
  • Relatively expensive.

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Mobile air conditioner

As the name suggests, a portable air conditioner is mobile. So you can move them very easily. This is of course very useful if, for example, you want to use the air conditioning in the living room during the day and in the bedroom in the evening. Some portable air conditioners even have wheels, so you can easily roll them from one side of the room to the other. A mobile air conditioner has a discharge nozzle, which allows the air to be discharged outside. So you need a window that you can open if you want to use a portable air conditioner. This is a disadvantage, because the efficiency is a lot lower, because of the warm air that can enter through the crack in the window. You could possibly solve this with the help of a so-called window poet.

Price: € 500 – 1000

    Benefits

  • Provides cooling and dehumidification in the room;
  • No installation required. Plug in the socket, drain through the window and turn it on;
  • Easily movable throughout the house;
  • Relatively low energy consumption;
  • Relatively cheap.
    Cons

  • Low capacity;
  • Low efficiency without window closer;
  • Can produce quite a bit of noise;
  • You also have to put it away when you no longer use it, but you can also see this as an advantage.

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Split air conditioning

A split air conditioner contains two units, which are connected by a hose. You have an indoor unit, which you place inside the house, and you have an outdoor unit, which you place outside. Usually both units are mounted on a wall. As a result, a split air conditioner always has a permanent place in the house, and you cannot just move it. The big advantage is the capacity and efficiency of a split air conditioner. You do not suffer from heat loss, and a room is five to ten degrees cooler within a few minutes. A disadvantage is that it takes more effort to install a split air conditioner in the house. In addition, you also pay a lot more compared to a mobile air conditioner. Do you want to enjoy the air conditioning in several rooms in the house? Then you can take a multi split air conditioning. A multi split air conditioner has one outdoor unit, to which several indoor units are connected.

Price: € 800 – 3000

    Benefits

  • Provides cooling and dehumidification in the room;
  • High efficiency and capacity, so it is also effective in a large room;
  • Relatively low energy consumption;
  • You don’t have to store it, it is an integral part of a room;
  • The indoor unit produces almost no sound.
    Cons

  • Much more expensive than a mobile air conditioner;
  • More difficult installation.

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Watch the video below on how to install a Monobloc air conditioner.

Monobloc air conditioning

Then you also have Monobloc air conditioners. You could compare Monobloc air conditioners with Split air conditioners. The big difference is that a Monobloc air conditioner consists of only one unit. You are only dealing with an indoor unit and not an outdoor unit. The big advantage is that the installation is a lot faster and easier. These air conditioners are equipped with a water-cooled or an air-cooled monobloc.

Price: € 1000 – 6000

    Benefits

  • Provides cooling and dehumidification in the room;
  • High efficiency and capacity, so it is also effective in a large room;
  • You are not dealing with an outdoor unit, so you do not have to reserve a place on the outside of your home;
  • You don’t have to store it, it is an integral part of a room;
  • Simple installation.
    Cons

  • Since you are dealing with only one unit placed inside the house, you may be dealing with more noise;
  • Relatively expensive.

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Watch the video below on how to install a Monobloc air conditioner.

Kind of space

If you have made a decision whether you want a portable air conditioner or a split air conditioner at home, you still have to make a choice of which brand and type you are going to buy. Given the many options, this can be quite overwhelming. To find out which brand and which type suits you best, it is especially important to look at the type of room where you want to place the air conditioning. This has especially with the cooling capacity. If you want to place it in a large space, such as a large open living room, you also need an air conditioner with a higher capacity. If you want to place it in a small bedroom, an air conditioner with a lower capacity will suffice. The capacity of an air conditioner is indicated in number of BTU, or Britsh Thermal unit.

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