Air conditioners have rightly become part of our consciousness as essential appliances for home appliances, so we can combat the high temperatures during the summer months. The aim of the text is to inform the reader, in a simple and understandable way, about the basic features and available technologies in the field of air conditioners. It should be stressed that the following information is by no means intended to replace the scientific analysis of a specialist engineer, which is the safest way to choose our air conditioner.
Power Selection (BTU)
The first feature that we should be concerned about is the power of the air conditioner. By “power” we mean the amount of heat (energy) that either the air conditioner can absorb in cooling mode or let it into heating mode so that the temperature changes from an “A” value to a value “B” . In the field of air conditioners, the power is calculated in “BTU” (British Thermal Unit). Calculating the power the air conditioner needs to be able to change the room temperature is a complex process that requires scientific analysis, as we must take into account a multitude of parameters. Indicatively, the most important are the following:
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