The design of mobile air conditioners is different – they are monoblock or two-block (split portable air conditioner) .
Monoblock construction assumes only one unit, which is installed in the required location.
As for split AC, they are internal and external units connected by a flexible pipeline, while the outer part is moved out of the room and does not require additional installation. In addition, split portable air conditioners are characterized by a reduced level of noise compared to monoblock models.
The main advantage of models is their mobility, as they easily move from one room to another or are easily transported. Air conditioners are equipped with remote controls and timers, which allow delaying the beginning and completion of work.
When taking into account the availability of additional options, mobile models are in no way inferior to full-fledged static designs. They have ionizers, built-in filters for cleaning and regulating air humidity, etc.
One of the advantages of a mobile air conditioner over a split system is better dust collection. The fact is that the mobile air conditioner is located on the floor, and the main amount of dust is just about 1.5 meters away from the floor. The coarse dust particles are protected by coarse filters – they are available in all models of portable air conditioners . And to eliminate the smallest allergens and bacteria, some models are additionally equipped with antibacterial filters. Fine filters do not require maintenance, but they need to be changed from 1-2 times per year.
Buying a floor air conditioner with a built-in evaporator will avoid unnecessary trouble. Therefore, when choosing a mobile conditioner for yourself, you should pay attention to the appearance of the evaporator, as well as the volume of the condensate collector.
Disadvantages of mobile conditioners:
- Low power – suitable for cooling small areas;
- Accumulation of condensate – you need to periodically drain the accumulated moisture in a special container;
- The relative noisiness of the operation of monoblock structures due to the location of the compressor motor inside the enclosure installed in the room.
Advantages of mobile conditioners:
- Mobility. Moves on wheels;
- Absence of necessity of expensive installation, which requires hiring persons of high qualification;