Floor-to-ceiling air conditioners – use, design and installation
Construction of floor-ceiling air conditioners, installation and operation rules
Manufacturers of climate control equipment are constantly developing and improving various types of air conditioners to provide customers with the most comfortable and convenient equipment for individual use.
The most versatile equipment is considered floor-ceiling air conditioners-a combination of common models that successfully combined their advantages and avoided disadvantages.
Key features of floor-ceiling air conditioners
Like other split equipment, the air conditioner consists of outdoor (external) and indoor units. The first includes a condenser, compressor unit, capillary tube, filter dryer, four-way valve and fan. Designed for outdoor installation. The indoor unit consists of an automated control system, an indicator panel, filter elements, a motor, blinds, and a drainage container. The shape of the indoor unit allows you to place appliances, not only using various options of structural fasteners, but also install the split system on almost any surface-on the ceiling, floor or in niches.
When placing the equipment on the floor and ceiling, a stable and gradual air distribution is achieved – no drafts and gusts of scalding wind. Also, floor-ceiling air conditioners are included in the category of semi-professional equipment and have much higher power than conventional air conditioners.
SENSEI experts note the following advantages of using floor-ceiling climate systems:
- ease of installation – variation in the installation location of the indoor unit;
- uniform air distribution;
- compact – the wall-ceiling system takes up minimal space;
- low electricity consumption relative to productivity;
- the presence of various filters, for example, with antibacterial protection;
- flexible adjustment of heat flow through an automatic control system.
Application of floor-ceiling air conditioners
The location of such climatic equipment is determined by the characteristics of a particular room: the area, geometry of the corners and configuration of the room. On the other hand, the versatility of floor-ceiling air conditioners allows their installation taking into account any design decisions. This type of air conditioner is not replaceable in rooms that are not adapted for standard climate systems.
SENSEI experts recommend floor-ceiling air conditioners for the following situations:
- maintenance of large premises (shops, offices and warehouses);
- the presence of “difficult” surfaces for installation work (glass or mirror);
- cluttered premises with large-sized technological installations.
The installation of floor-to-ceiling air conditioning systems
The external block, since it is subject to regular exposure to aggressive factors, is made of strong and durable materials. But despite this, its correct location will not only prolong the” life ” of the unit, but also save you from possible problems in its operation.
SENSEI specialists have formulated the following rules for mounting an external unit:
- The external unit should only be located in open spaces.
- You should choose a mounting location that is located at the minimum distance from the indoor unit.
- To protect against snow and ice falling from the roof, as well as to protect against strong wind gusts, additional protective “visors” or horizontal plates must be installed.
- The solid mounting surface ensures that the equipment is free from vibrations and associated noises.
In addition, special requirements are imposed on the power supply system and on the system’s fasteners (which must have sufficient strength and withstand the calculated load stably). The latter’s technical parameters are most accurately described in the hardware passport.
Tips for operating a floor-ceiling system
Proper maintenance can extend the life of the equipment and save the user from unnecessary costs and other troubles. In order for the climate system to provide a comfortable climate situation in the room without interruptions, you need to know and perform some simple actions:
- flush the filter at the specified frequency. The frequency of the procedure depends on its type (carbon, mesh, etc.);
- refuel the refrigerant – once a year before the start of the season;
- clean the heat exchangers from dust and debris – 1 time a year.
For greater efficiency, we recommend that you entrust these procedures to professionals. Masters will not only be able to perform maintenance accurately and with knowledge, but also maintain the full functionality of the devices (while an ordinary user can easily damage an important structural element).