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Everything you need to know about floor-mounted air conditioning

Floor-mounted air conditioning units, also referred to as floor-standing or free-standing units, provide a number of unique benefits. This type of system can be installed in locations with no wall or ceiling space, such as cafeterias, reception areas, hotel entrances and server rooms, but, unlike traditional central air conditioning, is typically intended to regulate a single room or a small space.

Benefits of floor-mounted air conditioning

  • Affordable and offers a selection of different models for different budgets
  • Quick to install and typically come with a cheaper installation cost
  • Powerful temperature control especially more modern versions
  • Flexibility in terms of positioning as they can be placed throughout a building
  • Low maintenance as they are easily reached
  • Easy to clean 
  • It doesn’t take up too much space and typically doesn’t cause any form of disruption 
  • Even air distribution 
  • Quiet operation and low noise levels 

How do floor-mounted air conditioning systems work?

Made up of two separate units, floor-mounted air conditioning systems are used to control the temperature of the air within a room or property. This type of unit can offer a number of benefits and is typically found within commercial spaces where convenience is necessary. 

The indoor unit of a floor-mounted system is used to pull in the warm air and distribute it through piping that leads to the condenser unit. The condenser is installed in an outer wall and uses refrigerant to cool the air. Warm air and moisture are then transported and released outside, and the cooler air is sent back to the central unit for indoor use. 

Indoor Unit: The indoor unit of a floor-mounted AC system is positioned on the floor and usually contains the evaporator coil, a fan, controls, and other essential components. 

Outdoor Unit: This component contains the compressor, condenser coil, and other elements responsible for dispersing heat into the outdoor air.

Refrigerant Circulation: Similar to other air conditioning systems, these units rely on a refrigerant to transfer heat from the inside to the outside. The refrigerant works by absorbing heat from the inside area, getting compressed by the compressor in the outdoor unit, releasing the heat, and then returning to the indoor unit to repeat the process.

Air Distribution: The indoor unit’s fan circulates air over the evaporator coil, cooling the air before releasing it back into the room.

Drawbacks of floor-mounted air conditioning

  • Limited aesthetic appeal
  • Less efficient air distribution
  • Can become prone to dust and debris
  • Many systems don’t allow you to adjust the airflow direction
  • Must be near electrical sockets

Floor-mounted air conditioning units by Lee Jackson Air Conditioning

Floor Mounted Air Conditioning can provide an effective solution for locations where ceiling and wall space is limited. Because of their compact nature, Floor Mounted Air Conditioning units are a great option for server rooms, hotel reception areas and large reception rooms. We offer the latest technology from the likes of Samsung, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Fujitsu thanks to our enviable relationships with the main manufacturers. Floor-mounted units can generally be installed quickly, saving you engineering time and, ultimately, cost. Get in touch with us today to get some free advice about whether Floor Mounted Air Conditioning is right for you.

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