To combat the heat and summer heat, the portable air conditioner is an excellent alternative to fixed systems and is preferred for its greater practicality and ease of installation, and for its lower price.
However, despite being a less complex appliance than the fixed ones, it still has several variables that must be carefully analyzed before purchasing and thanks to a guide like this it is possible to get a clearer idea on which portable air conditioner to choose.
Here we had listed out the latest and advanced model of Delonghi portable air conditioners that are present below.
Delonghi Portable Air Conditioners Buying Guide
Btu / Consumption
To make a comparison between the various air conditioners on the market and identify the one that is most suitable for your needs, first of all, evaluate its BTU (British Thermal Unit) and, that is, the unit of measurement that indicates its power.
You will need to choose the right appliance based on the size of the room you want to air-condition and other parameters (exposure to the sun, number of windows present, etc.) keeping in mind that a too-small machine will not be able to cool effectively.
On the contrary, a too-large unit will not be able to remove the right amount of moisture from the air. In the presence of a heat pump for heating, this will be accompanied by a separate BTU classification. In the case of the portable air conditioner, this is not a simple evaluation because, unlike the fixed one, the rooms to be cooled can be different.
Closely related to the power of the portable air conditioner is its consumption. Today it is mandatory to indicate on the label the energy class in which each machine falls (ranging from A +++ to D) and this becomes one of the most relevant parameters to consider.
Portable air conditioners with more efficient energy classes have a higher initial cost which is gradually amortized over time thanks to the energy savings they can guarantee. A guide to choosing the best inexpensive portable air conditioner may, therefore, be useful.
To choose the appliance that best suits your needs, there are those who compare prices, BTU, and consumption and who, on the other hand, are most interested in its practicality and maintenance.
The portable air conditioner, in fact, collects humidity from the air which, unlike the fixed ones, must then be managed. In units with containers, the water is collected, and then it must be emptied periodically. When this fills up to its maximum limit, afloat switches off the air conditioner to avoid flooding.
But there are very comfortable systems on the market in which the condensate is not produced at all since it is evaporated internally, therefore leaving no water to be removed. In other cases, the condensate is completely or partially eliminated by evaporation outwards through the drainpipe, so it will rarely be necessary to empty the container.
There are not many units that can boast these functions and the best brand of portable air conditioners, for someone, maybe precisely that which offers the latest developments in technology.
For others, however, the best portable air conditioner on the market may be the quieter ones. In fact, although the technology has gone a long way in this case too, the machine cannot be expected to be extremely quiet because the engine that cools/heats, unlike the fixed air conditioners, is located inside the house.
We must, therefore, pay attention to two very important parameters which are the minimum noise level and the maximum noise level declared. A silently fixed air conditioner also reaches around 20 dB of noise, in the case of portable ones we are around 45 (minimum ventilation speed) up to 70 dB.
Eco-Friendly and Low Consumption
The advantages of the Silent are manifold; first of all, as can be seen from the name, its noise level is decidedly contained compared to other portable air conditioners of other brands, thanks to a maximum level of 50 decibels of sound emission.
As regards electricity consumption, however, the AN112 Silent stands on a solid A + in the energy efficiency class, helping to keep operating costs low; a further advantage is also given by the low environmental impact of this air conditioner.
Which uses propane R290, a high-efficiency natural gas which, among other virtues, has to be completely free of CFC, HCFC and HFC, all substances highly polluting and harmful to the atmosphere, with the consequence of completely eliminating the deleterious impact on the ozone layer.
How to Use a Portable Air Conditioner>
For those who want to get the most out of purchasing a portable air conditioner, we have brought together some basic notes in a guide, so as to make the most of the qualities possessed by the object and not risk ruining it by doing something wrong or not covered in the instructions.
Place the Product Next to The Right Air Intake
Most portable air conditioners operate using an internal motor to distribute and circulate colder air to the outside. The rear area is instead assigned to the exit of hot air. Our advice is to find a pipe and an opening suitable as a venting area in order not to frustrate the cooling effect put in place by the air conditioner.
Check the Status of The Filters
Also in portable models, the presence of filters is designed to retain and improve the quality of air emitted by the product. Checking the status of the latter is part of good hygiene and maintenance standards; they keep the air conditioner clean and free from excessive accumulation of dust and suspended material.
Avoid Using Extension Cords
Air conditioners require a strong production of current for their operation. For this reason, always check for a suitable wall outlet and the available kilowatts. It is not advisable to connect the socket to an extension, in view of a high risk of overloading with serious and risky consequences for the safety of the user.
Keep the Water Collection Tray at The Correct Level
The condensate and the liquid that is generated are collected in a rear basin with a variable capacity. We advise you to monitor and understand the consumption and size of the collection tank; you will avoid unpleasant water leaks that could be harmful to the surrounding environment.
Optimize on And Off Times
In case of night use, we suggest you program on and off so as not to consume an unnecessary amount of current. Knowing the habits and needs of the home will allow you to better regulate the use of the product, without waste.
Consider the Dehumidifier Function
In current models, the dehumidifier function is normally present. This mode has the advantage of reducing humidity inside the room and consuming less electricity. It can be a viable solution, which allows you to reap the benefits of an environment that with less humidity is also more livable.
Place the Device in The Shade
Take care to close the windows and doors of the house, in order to avoid and reduce the circulation of air in other rooms, which could disperse and reduce the coolness emitted by the air conditioner. Located in a shaded area, this appliance consumes 5% less electricity, with results in line with expectations.
Keep the Front Area Free
Once the air conditioner has been put into operation, it is advisable to position it in a place that is ever free from objects or furniture that could obstruct the correct passage of air. The fewer interruptions it will find on its way, the better the air circulation and the benefits for those who want a little cool.