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Floor Mounted AC or Wall Mounted AC

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It’s often very difficult to choose the right AC type for you, especially when you are not familiar with the differences between the each one of them. If you have already chosen to use a split AC system, you are probably wondering if wall or floor mounted AC will be better for you. Here are the differences between both types:

Installation

When it gets to installation the floor mounted ACs could be a better choice as not every wall is suitable for a wall mounted AC. However, you can choose how high on the wall to install the second type of split system, while the floor mounted AC could only be placed on the floor.

Time to feel the benefit

The higher the AC is installed, the more time it takes for you to feel the temperature change after turning the appliance on. The installation level of the floor mounted AC is low, so you feel its benefit almost instantly.

Distribution of conditioned air

The floor mounted AC carries the risk of not cooling/heating the room properly, if there are obstacles such as furniture. They will stop the airflow to spread throughout the whole space.

For the wall mounted AC there are usually no obstacles, so the conditioned air is distributed evenly in the room.

Aesthetics

The floor mounted AC could be much more discrete, compared to the AC mounted on the wall.

 

If you haven’t decided yet, whether to buy a Window, Portable or Split AC, check their differences here.

AC Freon Leaks - All You Need to Know

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What is a Freon Leak?

Freon is a gas heavier than air, that becomes liquid when cooled. It's used in the inner and outer body of your AC, to cool and to heat your house. If for some reason freon is going out of your unit, you are having a freon leak and you should fix it immediately.

Dangers of AC Freon Leaks

If your AC is shorter on freon, it will become inefficient. 10% less freon leads to up to 20% increase of AC power consumption, which will make your electricity bill bigger, too. AC freon leaks are also dangerous for your health. Even though it may not have serious long-term effects, inhaling freon may cause dizziness and suffocation at very high concentrations. People with heart problems are most at risk. AC freon leaks are harmful to the environment, too, as freon damages the Earth’s Ozone layer.

How to detect a Freon Leak?

If the AC does not work properly anymore and you can feel a foul-smelling odor coming from your AC unit during operation, you may have a freon leak. Call a technician immediately to fix it.

Most common reasons for AC Freon Leak

One of the most common problems causing freon leak is the erosion of the metal over time. This could be solved by replacing a single component, but if the damage is too large you may need to replace the whole unit. This is another reason why finding and fixing a freon leak earlier is much more preferable. A damage of the AC body could also lead to such a problem, so be careful if you have to work with sharp objects close to your AC. Your AC may have freon leaks from the start, especially If it's not installed properly or if there are any factory defects. To ensure your AC is working efficiently, call a technician at least once a year to check if there are any freon leaks or if it has any other problems. If your AC unit is older than 10 years you may consider replacing it. See how to choose from repair or replacement here.

Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?

Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?
It’s freezing outside… no problem the air conditioner will take care of that. Awesome. It’s really hot outside….no problem the air conditioner will take care of that too. Awesome again. We are strongly attached to this climate changer but have we ever thought - “is this healthy?” The air conditioning systems need to be extremely well-maintained, checked and cleaned because of all the breathing problems and infections they might bring. Here are some of the consequences that we should know:

Do you hear a scratching sound when you touch your skin?

The more time you spend in an air-conditioned environment, the dryer your skin may become, as the cold, dry air can cause your skin to lose its moisture. Your hair may suffer such ill effects as well.

Your air conditioner may cause you breathing problems

The first thing to know: OFTEN CHANGE YOUR FILTERS, they are a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria and fungi. The air conditioning systems can be a motherland to black mold, and you don’t want to breathe the air, coming out of a moldy air conditioner. It’s full of microorganisms that can lead to a multitude of breathing problems, including a potentially fatal infectious pneumonia, Legionnaire’s disease, caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila.

Feeling ill after work?

Many people find themselves more tired than usual after a work day. Some of them also find that once they leave the building, the symptoms often resolve. A “sick building syndrome” that’s what experts call a building with irregularly checked air conditioning system.

Contamination caution!

Indoors we may be more exposed to pollutants than outdoors especially because central air conditioning does not bring in fresh air but circulates old air. And if there is black mold, dust or any kind of viruses in the system you are inhaling parts of them! Sounds bad. Check how to maintain your air conditioner by yourself here.
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