Room Air Cons

Home Products Service Info Centre Details Credentials

Get a Quote Ask for Service Site Map Search Site Testimonials Contact Us Links

Back Up Next

What is a Room Air Conditioner?

This is the oldest type of air conditioner and consists of a single box unit which can be installed in a window (and thus can be removed and later reinstalled elsewhere) or a hole cut in a wall.

These systems are generally small in size and cannot condition larger areas of houses.  However they may be appropriate for use in a small bedroom, caravan, or portable building.

The main disadvantage of them is noise.  The compressor is located immediately behind the air vents, and so the noisiest part of the machine cannot be isolated from the air vents.  A possible advantage is that they generally require no fixed wiring (they can generally plug into a standard power outlet), and do not require refrigerant to be loaded and so they can be installed by a home handyman.  Other types of machines must, by law, be installed by a licensed installer as they involve fixed wiring and refrigerant handling.

Technologically speaking they have been surpassed by modern split-system air conditioners, but may be required to be retro-fitted as replacements for obsolete units in older buildings.

The room air conditioner is a self-contained unit which can be installed in a window or a hole in the wall.

Don't forget: you can ask us for a no-obligation free quote by visiting our Get-A-Quote page.

Back Up Next

Hit No  Hit Counter


Copyright 2010 Optimum Air Conditioning   [Last modified: Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:56:45 PM]