A guide to choosing an air conditioner

If you have not purchased an air conditioner yet, here are some tips to help you in choosing the summer’s lead character

07/06/2021  |  Fantini Cosmi Reading time

The first days of scorching heat are upon us and so we begin seeking the respite provided by cool air, in the car, in the office, in shopping centres and, of course, also at home. Those who already have an air conditioner only need to clean it up before switching it on again, but what about those who still need to buy one?

Finding your way around the market is not easy, because there is a wide offer. So here are some tips to make an informed choice, according to your needs and to the room you need to cool.

How should you choose the most suitable air conditioner?

The main features to be considered when buying an air conditioner are power, noiselessness and energy efficiency.

The first aspect you need to consider is the size/type of the room you need to cool.

  • How many square metres?
  • How is the room used?
  • How many people use it?

The choice is guided by these details: based on the surface, it will be necessary to assess what type of power is needed and whether a single split is enough, or a multi-split air conditioner with only one outdoor unit or with several outdoor units. As an alternative, it is possible to opt for portable air conditioning units to avoid purchasing several fixed appliances. However, the advantage of these devices’ portability is offset by their greater noisiness.

As a matter of fact, noiselessness is a very important aspect to be considered, especially if the air conditioning unit must be installed in bedrooms. The same holds true also for the outdoor unit in apartment blocks… the quieter it is, the happier will the neighbours be!

Speaking of noise, inverter air conditioners are quieter than conventional, on-off ones, because they mean the appliance does not need to be continuously switched on and off.

Another aspect not to be underestimated is energy efficiency (which translates into lighter utility bills): the higher the energy class (the top is A+++), the lower the consumption to cool rooms, leading to higher environmental sustainability.

In any case, if you don’t want to go wrong, you can rely on serious and qualified professional heating and plumbing technicians who will be able to recommend the best solution.

Fantini Cosmi offers the Fanair range with R32 ecological gas

For over 15 years, Fantini Cosmi has been offering a comprehensive range of air conditioners and air knives in the residential, industrial and service sector under the FANAIR brand.



The company has recently introduced the new R32 Line. These new single split and multi split air conditioners with R32 ecological gas are the flagship of Fantini Cosmi split appliances in terms of energy efficiency and operating performance. They are the most cutting-edge solution in terms of high performance with a low environmental impact: the R32 ecological gas, in fact, has an ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) of zero.

These air conditioners assure the ideal comfort despite their low consumption, since they use latest generation inverter technology that automatically adjusts the power required to maintain an optimal level of comfort, thereby achieving significant energy savings. This way, we avoid having to continuously turn it on and off, which is often the cause of unnecessary waste. The resulting energy savings are equal to approximately 30% over 8 hours of continuous operation.
The new Fanair R32 line features a streamlined design and perfectly blends in with the decoration of modern and refined interiors. If the requirement is to air condition various rooms, multisplit AC units offer the option of connecting up to 4 indoor units, even of different power, to a single outdoor DC Inverter unit.

They also have a dehumidification feature and are available in a variety of power combinations (Indoor units from 7000 to 24000 BTU).

Find out about them at this link.


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