A floor standing air conditioner is very similar to your traditional wall mounted system. The main difference being, the air conditioner is floor mounted. They are quick to install meaning the cost of installation is a lot less than a more complex ducted air conditioning system.
Why would you choose a floor standing air conditioner?
There are many reasons as to why you may consider installing a floor standing air conditioner as opposed to a traditional ducted or wall mounted split system. Common reasons include:
It might not be possible to install a split system
Not all rooms are suitable for a traditional wall mounted split system. This is especially the case in rooms that may be covered by large windows or homes that have low angled ceilings that may prevent wall mounted split system installation.
Homeowners with especially high ceilings may also benefit from having a floor mounted system for heating purposes. This is because the hot air is able to be dispersed at ground level as opposed to high up from the ceiling. Also, a common place to install a floor standing air conditioner is in an unused fireplace, particularly in older style homes. Not only does this option make use of the space you’ve got, but it also provides a more seamless look.
Some homeowners opt for floor mounted air conditioning due to its discreet appearance. Wall mounted split systems can take a large amount of wall space and can’t easily be disguised. Floor units are also often much more compact in size and style. Plus, semi-recessed options are also available.
People with limited mobility may find owning a floor standing air conditioner more convenient for their lifestyle. A floor standing air conditioner is going to be a lot easier to clean and maintain due to its positioning. It’s in closer reach than one that is mounted high up your ceiling.
How do floor standing air conditioners work?
Floor standing air conditioning systems work very similar to split system air conditioners in which there is both an indoor and outdoor system. The indoor unit consists of an evaporator which allows the refrigerant to pass through and absorb the heat from the room. The outdoor unit contains the condenser coil, fan and compressor. The heat is moved from the indoor unit and is dispersed from the outdoor unit. The main difference between a split system and floor standing aircon is where the indoor unit is mounted.
Floor standing air conditioner maintenance
Like all types of air conditioners, regular maintenance is key to ensure you get the maximum efficiency from your system. Air filters should be removed and cleaned every 2-3 weeks. Servicing intervals will vary depending on the manufacturer and make, so if you’re ever unsure. Our team is available to answer any queries you may have.
Busselton Refrigeration & Air Conditioning is here to help
If you’re looking to install a floor mounted air conditioner in your home or business premises, look no further. Whilst we are located in Busselton, our team services the entire South West WA region. So whether you’re located in Margaret River or Dunsborough, we’re more than happy to assist! We’re also a Daikin Specialist Dealer meaning our team has the knowledge to give you expert advice on what air conditioner is right for you, installation, maintenance and repairs.