You should not endure the summer heat, even if you have a modest budget for the microclimate at home. Consider the best split systems for one room in 2022
Top 5 rating according to KP
Air conditioning from the manufacturer, positioned as a German development, but with Chinese ancestry. Model Roda RS-A09F/RU-A09F has become quite popular in our market. Firstly, with a power of 2650 W, the air conditioner, according to the manufacturer’s promise, cools an area of 27 square meters. m. Secondly, the power consumption of Roda RS-A09F / RU-A09F can be called low — 825 W for cooling and heating. True, the manufacturer recommends not to run the air conditioner at a temperature “overboard” below ‑5 ° C. Some users complain about noise and vibration from the outdoor unit of the split system. However, these may be features of individual instances and their installation. By the way, this split system uses a Toshiba compressor, which adds confidence in the reliability of the device.
Pros and cons
Budget price tag, compressor from Toshiba
The outdoor unit can make a lot of noise
2. Electrolux EACS-09HFE/N3
Not the cheapest model among split systems for one room. The price is justified by two characteristics — an inverter and a deodorizing filter. The first allows you to more stably maintain a given temperature level, and the second — to clean the air from unpleasant odors. However, filters periodically have to be changed, so after two years you will have to spend money on maintenance. Power for cooling is 2640 W, for heating — 2780 W. With the latter, please note that the manufacturer advises not to use the air conditioner at temperatures below ‑7 ° C. As a result, we have a good model that can claim the role of an air conditioner in a one-room apartment.
Pros and cons
Inverter, deodorizing filter
Relatively high price, works up to ‑7°С outside the window
3. Panasonic CS-YW9MKD / CU-YW9MKD
A wall-mounted air conditioner that has stood the test of time and is well worth a look if you are looking for the best split systems for a single room. There is no inverter, but there is a deodorizing filter. The power of the air conditioner is 2600 W, and the serviced area is 22 square meters. m. The model has one feature — the design of the air curtain. It opens from the bottom, which is why the flow cannot be allowed above or along the ceiling. Therefore, it is undesirable to hang this split system over a place where a person is often located. The air conditioner is quite quiet, but the disadvantages include a flimsy indoor unit and a weak-sighted control panel. With all this, the model is considered reliable and trouble-free in operation.
Pros and cons
The model has been produced for several years and is well studied, deodorizing filter
Inconvenient design of the air curtain, control panel
Inverter wall split system for little money. The use of an inverter compressor should give an advantage over non-inverter models, but in reality the situation with AS-09HR4SYDDH3 is somewhat different. Some users complain about increased hum and vibration from the external unit. Perhaps this is a feature of individual copies, so be prepared to contact warranty repair in this case. The air conditioner is able to maintain the desired temperature on an area of 30 square meters. m at a power of 2500 W in cooling mode. The split system can memorize the position of the airflow direction adjustment shutter. Additional options that will have to be purchased separately for the system are an LTC filter that removes harmful organic compounds from the room, and a carbon filter that absorbs odors.
Pros and cons
Maintaining an accurate temperature due to the inverter, serves an area up to 30 sq.m.
You will have to pay for filters, increased noise from the external unit is possible
5. Zanussi ZACM-09 MP-III/N1
A mobile system will be needed for those who, for whatever reason, cannot install a wall-mounted air conditioner. The principle of operation is simple — install the Zanussi ZACM-09 MP-III / N1 near the window, and take out the corrugation through the window through which the condensate evaporates (however, a manually serviced pallet is also provided). The air conditioner is only able to cool the air on 28 “squares”, there is no possibility of heating. Perhaps the main disadvantage arising from mobility is excessive noise from the monoblock in which the compressor and fan work. At night, it is better to start Zanussi half an hour before bedtime, and then turn off the device.
Pros and cons
Does not require qualified installation, mobility — the air conditioner can be moved from room to room
No heating, loud noise
How to choose a split system for one room
Buying an inexpensive air conditioner is not an easy task: you want the device to have everything you need for comfortable use, but at the same time not to overpay for those functions that are usually little used. Consider which features and functions are most important.
When planning a budget, it is worth considering that the total cost consists of several components: the price of the device itself, its delivery, the cost of installation (about 10–15 thousand rubles), the cost of servicing the device (replacing fine filters, if any, annual cleaning and checking air conditioning before the hot season, etc.). Also in the category of costs, which are usually forgotten, can be attributed to the power consumption of the device itself. All devices with low energy consumption are assigned an energy efficiency class A, which indicates their cost-effectiveness while maintaining high performance. Inverter-type split systems usually have a seasonal energy efficiency class of A + and A ++ according to the European grading system.
Inverter or “on-off”
Split systems with inverter compressors are now very popular. In a classic (on-off) split system, the compressor runs until the room temperature reaches the set value, after which it turns off. The on-off cycle is repeated throughout the entire operation of the air conditioner. This leads to the fact that the temperature in the room fluctuates from the set level by 2–3 ° C, and over time, the main part of the entire system may fail. The inverter compressor is more reliable. It works continuously, changing its performance in the range of 30–100%. In this case, temperature fluctuations are excluded, the compressor operates quietly, energy is distributed more efficiently for cooling, therefore, on average, all inverter air conditioners are 30% more energy efficient compared to classic air conditioners. And with the same power, inverter split systems will cool the room faster.
When choosing an air conditioner in a small apartment, it is important to pay attention to the noise level of the indoor unit. When buying a noisy air conditioner, sooner or later the user is faced with the problem of choice: what is more important, optimal temperature or sound comfort. Models with noise levels up to 25 decibels can be considered very quiet.
The possibility of heating will allow using the device almost all year round: in summer it will provide coolness, and in the off-season or in winter it will become an additional source of heat. Compared to other types of heaters (oil radiators, convectors), heating with an air conditioner is a more economical way. Classic (on-off) models. as a rule, they work for heat at temperatures up to ‑10 ° C outside the window. Inverter air conditioners can be used for heating even at ‑15 ° C outside. And the most advanced models work perfectly for heating at an external temperature of up to ‑20 ° C.
To use the air conditioner comfortably, pay attention to some features and functions of the device. The wide airflow angle allows you to choose the ideal airflow direction. Thanks to this, you can cool the room, but at the same time do not catch a cold under the air conditioner. If a temperature sensor is installed on the remote control and the iFeel function is provided, the system will most accurately reach the set temperature exactly in the area where the person is located (to do this, you will need to place the remote control next to you and activate the function). The presence of a Wi-Fi module allows you to control the microclimate remotely using a mobile application. We also recommend that you pay attention to the presence of an air purification system. In conventional air conditioners, as a rule, a basic mesh filter is installed, which traps dust and fluff. Advanced models are equipped with fine filters that destroy the smallest particles of contaminants, unpleasant odors, bacteria and viruses. Built-in ionizer will help improve air quality.