The best wall-mounted split systems 2022 for a country house
Air conditioning in a country house is not a luxury, but an urgent need. Which models are worth paying attention to — tell “KP”
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1. LG P12SP
Medium power inverter model from LG. The split system is able to cool or heat an area of 35 sq. m, which will be useful in a country house. But please note that LG does not recommend turning on this air conditioner when it is below ‑5°C outside. The split system has a dual-rotor inverter compressor Dual Inverter, which reduces the level of vibration and energy consumption. The air conditioner is quite quiet, and in the “Sleep” mode emits only 19 dB. In automatic mode, when the split system itself decides at what speed and air temperature it is necessary to blow, failures are possible, as some users say. And yet, keep in mind that the control panel is unified with older models, so that several buttons will turn out to be “dummy”, and the length of communication between the outdoor and indoor unit should not exceed 15 m.
Pros and cons
Quiet for its power, low power consumption
Incorrect work occurs in automatic
2. Carrier 42UQV050M
This wall-mounted split system from the American manufacturer Carrier is well suited for a country house. Version 42UQV050M can cool an entire floor of 50 sqm. m. And if necessary, heat 58 square meters. m, consuming only 1.5 kW, which will save a lot of money compared to a classic oil heater. The air conditioner is adapted for the Russian winter and is guaranteed to work down to ‑15 ° C outside the window. Carrier 42UQV050M has temperature sensors in the indoor unit and a stylish slider remote control. This allows you to accurately monitor the microclimate in the room and adjust it using an inverter. Unlike competitors, Carrier 42UQV050M focuses on air purification. So, here the working area of the filter is increased. There are also additional filters: Nano Silver with ginseng and Nano Photo Copper with zinc. They are designed to completely clean the air from pollution, bacteria and unpleasant odors. The advantage for a country house will be that the maximum length of communications between the outdoor and indoor units is 20 m, which is very rare among competitors.
Pros and cons
Good functionality, advanced air purification system
Remote-slider may not please someone with its design, overpriced
3. Ballu BSD-09HN1
“Pure-blooded Chinese”, collected in Russia. BSD-09HN1 does not have an inverter, which means it is noisier, more gluttonous and cannot maintain a constant air temperature. But the model also has its advantages, especially if you don’t want to spend too much on a split system for a summer residence or a country house. Of the features, there is a deodorizing filter and Wi-Fi control. The latter makes it possible to integrate the air conditioner into the smart home system. What does it give? For example, you can remotely, before your arrival at the hacienda, turn on the split system so that the air is already cool when you get there. According to the manufacturer, BSD-09HN1 cools the air in an area of 26 sq. m, but users have experimentally found that the air conditioner can cope with 32 sq. m.
There is no inverter, the brand is new in Russia, there are no statistics of breakdowns, which means that reliability is not clear
4. Haier AS12NM5HRA/1U12BR4ERA
Inverter split system with a number of interesting options from the Chinese company Haier. The air conditioner in cooling mode produces a power of 3500 watts, and heating — 3900 watts. Haier can serve an area of 35 square meters. m. Of the notable features in the air conditioner is Wi-Fi, with which you can control it from your smartphone, and an additional option Oxigent fresh. This is a separate unit that provides fresh air from the street. True, you will have to buy it additionally, and with it the cost of the air conditioner will exceed 40 thousand rubles. An antibacterial filter is standard on the model.
Pros and cons
Wi-Fi control, fresh air option
5. Toshiba RAS-16BKVG‑E / RAS-16BAVG‑E
Wall mounted inverter split system with heat pump. Unlike its competitors, capable of operating down to ‑10–15°C, Toshiba RAS-16BKVG‑E / RAS-16BAVG‑E gives warmth even at lower temperatures outside the window, which makes it a full-fledged heater, so necessary in a country house. The air conditioner can cool or heat an area of 46–54 square meters. m. Despite the peak power of 5400 W, the split system remains quiet, with a maximum noise level of 43 dB. However, vibration of the outdoor unit may be observed during long operation. The air conditioner has a carbon-catechin filter, which should disinfect the air.
Pros and cons
Good build quality, heat pump
Very high price, vibration of the external unit is observed during long work
How to choose a wall split system for a country house
A good solution for a home is to install a multi-split system, when several indoor units are connected to one outdoor unit. This will ensure a comfortable microclimate in all rooms.
Conventional or inverter
The inverter accurately and smoothly regulates the performance in the range of 30–100%, quickly cooling the air in the room, and then maintains it at a given level. Classic air conditioners stop the compressor as soon as the temperature is reached. For example, reaching 23 ° C, the compressor turns off, and when the temperature again deviates from the set parameters by one or two degrees, it will start again. Hence, another name for this type of on-off air conditioners. Such successive starts of the compressor lead to increased power consumption. But the main advantage of such air conditioners is an affordable price.
Price and maintenance cost
As we have already said, the cost of modern inverter-type split systems is lower than that of classic air conditioners. Also, the cost of the device is affected by the power of the device, the presence of a cleaning system, control options (for example, an improved remote control or the ability to control via a mobile application). Goods from well-known brands are usually higher in price. But when buying an air conditioner, do not forget about the deferred costs: for the maintenance of the device and electricity. The higher the energy efficiency class of the device, the less it consumes electricity during operation. Also, do not forget about the seasonal maintenance of the device. It is recommended to clean the device before starting the period of active operation. But advanced models that have a self-cleaning system will help save your budget and time: you won’t need to invite a master to service the device every year.
Many owners of country houses consider modern air conditioners not only as a device to save them from the heat, but also as a worthy alternative to heaters in the off-season or cool weather. The main advantage of air conditioners with a heating function is their economy compared to oil coolers and electric convectors. Air conditioners of the classical type, as a rule, can be used for heating at a temperature outside the window of up to 10 °C. And inverter split systems can work even in severe frosts (up to 15–20 ° C, depending on the model).
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Air Filtration and Treatment
In basic air conditioners, a coarse filter is installed, which traps large particles of dust, insects and fluff. But if you think about air quality or suffer from allergies, we recommend that you take a closer look at models with an integrated cleaning system. Fine filters trap the smallest particles of contaminants, eliminate unpleasant odors, allergens, microbes and bacteria. And plasma cleaning systems and ionizers will improve air quality.
In advanced air conditioners, as a rule, a more thoughtful control system, since user convenience is a priority, which manifests itself in the details. For example, using the backlight on the remote control, you can adjust the desired settings even at night, without turning on the main lighting. A wide range of louver positions will help you choose the most comfortable air direction so that the cold stream does not fall directly on a person. Also, in some split systems, the iFeel function and a temperature sensor on the remote control are provided in order to most accurately maintain the set parameters in the area where a person is located. To control the microclimate in the house from anywhere in the world remotely, it is worth considering models with a built-in Wi-Fi module. If you want to optimize the budget, then purchase Wi-Fi Ready models. At the start, buying a device will cost less, and if necessary, it will be easy to buy and install a special Wi-Fi module for control via a smartphone.