The importance of
selecting air conditioning by continental regional (17/08/12)
When you consider
air conditioning to be a generic piece of equipment that will work on
any continent, a plug in and use device in many cases. The truth is that
many air conditioning manufactures have a continental classification for
their systems. Where some air conditioning manufacturers deal with sales
on a global level it is essential that air conditioning comes equipped
with the relevant devices to match the continent it serves I.e: If a air
conditioning system is used in Northern Europe it will have to be
equipped with to cope with the harsh winters.
Hemisphere Air Conditioning Models
conditioning for Western Europe, North Europe, North America are
equipped with a protective and aquatic jacket around the compressor or a
crank case heater. This is to protect the compressor from harsh frosts
of winter when the unit may not be on for many months. If used for heat
pump purposes then it must be able to produce heat in sub-zero
temperatures. Most manufactures rate their equipment down to -15DegC for
winter heat production. Sanyo did produce a CO2 system that was rated to
work at -25DegC but it was to expensive to be popular. For the above
continental regions most air conditioning heat pumps are rated at
ambient temperature of 38DegC cooling and -15DegC heat pump function.
Southern Hemisphere Air Conditioning Models
In Africa and the
Middle east where temperatures can sour above 40 DegC the main players
on the global air conditioning market (Daikin air conditioning and
Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning) have rated their equipment to 45
DegC to cope with the heat. For this region the average
year round temperature is around 17 DegC with obvious highs and lows.
The Air conditioning system has the extremes of weather to cope with.
Popular European Branded Air Conditioning Models
conditioning brands in Europe are Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Daikin and LG
with little impact from the US brands except for commercial equipment
such as roof top chillers (Trane and Carrier) as the most popular air
conditioning units are dominated by the Japanese manufactures. There are the cheaper
split type systems which are Chinese manufactured and come with no
protection for winter or high temperature environments. These systems
are generally low quality and past experience shows they have a life
span of around 7 years.
conditioning systems that match your climate and continental
requirements. If you are using air conditioning in extremes of weather
only use a quality manufacturer. The budget systems have no protection
so are only good for occasional use.
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