Placing split type aircon above the bed, is it safe?

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A great number of individuals were unaware of the fact that installing an air conditioner in an inappropriate location can not only result in the unit’s ineffectiveness but also in increased levels of discomfort. In the end, spending more for one’s monthly electricity bill than is required. Find out where is the best place to install your split type air conditioner in your home or room through this article.

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Make sure your split type air conditioner is well-placed:

Instead of positioning air conditioning units in the bedroom so that they are directly above the bedhead or on the opposite wall facing the bed, here are the best places you can put your split type aircon in.

The optimal placement for these units is to the left or right of one of the sides of the bed in the room. This is done to prevent cool air from being poured directly onto you while you are in bed, which may cause you to wake up with a dry throat because it is too windy. It is important to position the appliance in such a way that it will not blow cold air straight in your direction. When it comes to positioning an air conditioner, this is a good rule of thumb to follow in any setting, but it is of the utmost significance in a bedroom.

1. It is not appropriate for cold air to blow directly onto the bed.

Many individuals find comfort in having the blowing air from their air conditioners directed directly at their bodies. The gusty breeze does, however, provide a brief period of pleasant sensations. However, if you slumber with the air conditioner on and it blows cold air directly into your face, it will have the opposite effect of what you were hoping for.

When the air conditioner blows cold air straight onto your body, it does a better job of removing heat and moisture than when it blows air around your body. As a consequence of this, you may wake up in the morning feeling as though you are not getting enough warmth, in addition to experiencing other symptoms such as dry skin, dry lips, and migraines. It’s possible that you’re not even aware that it’s affecting the quality of your slumber.

2. Installing the air conditioning system too high makes it difficult to perform maintenance.

Because the filter of the air conditioner needs to be cleaned every two to three months depending on the air quality, the air conditioner should be installed at a height of approximately 2,100mm to 2,400mm for convenience of service. The ideal height for installation is somewhere in the range of 2,100mm to 2,400mm.

If you position your air conditioner at an excessively high level, maintenance will be significantly more challenging and will require significantly more time.

Service specialists for air conditioners typically work from a ladder with six rungs. As a result, the technician who comes to clean your air conditioner might not be able to do so if it is situated at a height that is greater than what is typically anticipated. In addition, the technician may attempt to access your air conditioner despite the fact that they are using a shorter ladder due to the cost of returning to your house, which raises the possibility of them being injured.

3. Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Has Some Room to Breathe by Leaving Some Space Around It.

Your room’s temperature is determined and maintained by the air conditioner according to the temperature of the air that is returned from the room.

Even if the ceiling height in the bedroom is low, you still need to ensure that there is a gap of at least 50 to 100 millimeters between the air conditioner and the ceiling. This will ensure that there is adequate space for the movement of return air.

In that case, you’ll put unnecessary pressure on the air conditioner, causing it to operate less efficiently than it should. Insects like to conceal themselves in shadowy and confined areas, so if there is even a slight opening between the air conditioner and the ceiling, this could attract more of them. These bugs have the potential to get inside the air conditioner.

4. It is imperative that there is nothing blocking the air conditioner’s line of sight.

I looked up and saw that there were air conditioners mounted on the ceiling above the wardrobe in the bedroom. It’s almost like you’re concealing yourself above the wardrobe. Because of this, there will be an imbalance in the ventilation, which will bring about a decrease in the efficiency of the air conditioner.

Some air conditioners are equipped with a motion recognition sensor that allows them to adjust the amount of energy they use in response to the presence of motion. Because the closet was positioned directly in front of the sensor, it prevented the detection from taking place, which can cause the function to stop saving energy.

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What are the other options available to me if there is not enough room above my bed?

It is also possible to position the air conditioner at the side of the bed; however, you must ensure that it does not blow straight into your face. There are two options available to you if you truly do not have anywhere else to position your air conditioner:

1. Fine-tune the Diffusers in the Room

In the event that you do not have any other choices, you can manipulate the diffuser of the air conditioner to direct the ventilation away from where you are sleeping. However, it is only capable of redirecting a portion of the airflows. You will still be able to sense the cold air, albeit to a lesser degree.

2. Take into consideration the purchase of an inverter air conditioner

By adjusting the rotational speed of their compressor, inverter air conditioners are able to reduce the amount of cooling electricity they consume.

An inverter air conditioner will automatically decrease the amount of cooling power it uses once the temperature in the room has been reached that you have set. It will then continue to maintain the temperature that you have set. In comparison to when you are using an air conditioner that does not have an inverter, the temperature of the area will be much more stable.

Because an inverter air conditioner can generally ramp down to as low as 4,000 BTU, your room, even though it is a small room, probably won’t be too cold with an inverter air conditioner. This is because an inverter air conditioner can control the amount of heat output.

However, using an inverter air conditioner will only address the problem of having a room that is too cold; you may still experience problems with dry skin and dry lips. Therefore, the frigid air should not blow onto the bed, and this is true regardless of whether or not it is an inverter.

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When summer arrives, the air conditioner is one of the components that should be present in a house; in the Philippines, an air conditioner is considered to be one of the essential components of a home. The layout of BRIA Homes is user-friendly, allowing you to simply position the air conditioner in any room of the house.  One of the top home builders in the Philippines, BRIA Homes is ready to make condominiums and house-and-lot packages more accessible to typical Filipino families.

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Written by Bermon O. Ferreras