Be sure to stay as comfortable as possible this summer by switching to air conditioning before the heat peaks around the end of November. Get an air conditioning system installed in your home, we tell you everything

Home air conditioners are available in various models. A single-package unit is made up of an indoor unit and a vent system located outside. A fractional air conditioner features an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. Both can be fixed or movable.

Reversible air conditioners, on the other hand, blow cold air in the summer and warm air in the winter, while ‘Inverter’ air conditioners offer a variable flow rate and are more economical.

What to choose?

Your decision on which air conditioner to purchase should be based on the size of your home. There is one main factor to bear in mind here: on average, 100 W per m² is needed to cool a room with a ceiling height of 2.50 m, which is the standard height in most houses in Mauritius. This means that a unit with a minimum output of 1000 W will be needed to cool a 10 m² room.

To identify the capacity of your air conditioner according to the surface of your house, it is important to include in your calculation several factors, notably the number of openings in the room, including windows and doors and the number of occupants.

Installation

To guarantee the performance of the unit and a high comfort level, a home air conditioning system must be installed according to the regulations. It is therefore recommended that the air conditioner should be installed in a spot where the indoor unit is not obstructed, at a height of over two metres to limit the amount of floor space required.

However, be careful! Installing an air conditioner at home is not an easy task. To guarantee maximum efficiency of your air conditioner, you may want to call in a professional.