Air conditioning not only brings a noticeably higher quality of living on hot summer days, but it is also mandatory in modern buildings so that the new premises meet high requirements for thermal insulation. This also requires a tight building envelope. That is why there is almost no air exchange with the surroundings in well-insulated houses. In the new building, there is, therefore, an air conditioning system or at least a ventilation system mandatory. If older buildings are subsequently insulated, the builders should in any case also plan a ventilation and air conditioning system. Otherwise, there is a risk of structural damage or even health problems.
It doesn’t get better! It just gets worse.
If the air is no longer exchanged, pollutants collect in it. The humidity also rises. This regularly leads to the formation of condensation in the coldest places in the room. Later there is mold in the corners on the outer wall or above the window.
The difference between ventilation and air conditioning
What is the difference between a ventilation system and an air conditioning system? Both belong to the so-called ventilation systems.
An ideal air conditioning system can filter, heat and cool, dehumidify and humidify the air. You may not want to use all the functions. Then choose a so-called partial air conditioning system, which, for example, only exchanges the air, cools in summer and warms in winter. A ventilation system, on the other hand, only guarantees the necessary air exchange. In many cases this is sufficient, but it means that you have no air-conditioned rooms in summer. Well, this can be problematic. Isn’t it?
Is an air conditioner enough?
An air conditioner may also be sufficient for the hot summer days. In contrast to air conditioning, the devices can usually only cool one room. Split air conditioners have an indoor and an outdoor unit. Compact air conditioners are built into the wall. With the other devices, the entire technology is installed in one housing. If you choose an air conditioner, the price shouldn’t be the only factor in the purchase. Also pay attention to the power consumption, the noise pollution and which refrigerant is used.
Therefore, get advice from a specialist air conditioning company. A good air conditioning company will answer all your questions about ventilation and air conditioning systems in detail. They will look at your rooms. They will make a well-founded assessment of the heat load that occurs, and the cooling capacity required. Together with you, they will find the optimal solution for you. We install the air conditioning and later take over the maintenance. Contact a good air conditioning dealer and schedule an appointment with them to get a better idea of air conditioning in your room.
Central or decentralized air conditioning?
A central air conditioning system carries out all necessary air treatments in a central supply air/extract air unit. Air ducts are distributed from the center to the individual rooms.
In contrast, decentralized air conditioning systems work directly in the room. Examples include split systems, door air curtains, facade fans, and fan coil units. Decentralized air conditioners should not be equated with room air conditioners, although they are similar in structure.
Decentralized air conditioning systems are preferably provided for retrofitting in individual rooms. The comfort requirements may have to be compromised compared to central air conditioning systems in terms of air quality, volume, humidity, draft, and hygiene.
Well, now that you have all the information you need, you can go out and buy a reliable air conditioning for your room.
However, to find the best possible solution for your building, you should seek professional advice from a professional air conditioning expert.