Portable air conditioners energy label: how to recognize a silent air conditioner and how to understand how much it consumes. Instructions for choosing the best portable air conditioner for your needs.
Theportable air conditioner, also often calledportable air conditioner, is nothing more than a "monobloc" capable of generating cold air in full autonomy. Unlike classic split air conditioners, a portable monobloc does not need an external unit.
Portable air conditioners energy label
Like the othersenergy labels of household appliances, even that of the monobloc opens with “manufacturer's name and model number or name”. In themonobloc air conditionersjust below these indications, you can see a blue fan preceded by the initials EER. This fan indicates that the air conditioner is producing cold air.
Energy efficiency class portable air conditioners
In theory, the energy efficiency classes are 7 and range from A +++ to D. In practice, on the market, it is much easier to find models of class A, A + or A ++. Much rarer are the models of class A +++ or of high consumption classes such as C or D. The cost gap between a class A + and A ++ is considerable and can also be ascertained by comparing models of the same range with the same characteristics, they see a large price gap.
How much does a portable air conditioner consume?
As stated, it depends on the energy class. Consumption is expressed in the energy label both in terms of nominal capacity (expressed in kilowatts) and in terms of hourly energy consumption (kilowatts absorbed per hour of use).
How much does a Class A + air conditioner consume compared to a Class A ++ air conditioner?
Wanting to make a comparison, let's take the top of the range on the market as a reference. We are talking about De Longhi portable air conditioners which offers a very heterogeneous range.
De Longhi's PAC EX100 Silent model is in energy class A ++ and consumes 0.7 kWh per hour of use. De Longhi's PAC AN112 Silent model, in energy class A +, sees consumption equal to 0.9 kWh per hour of use.
The price jump, for that 0.2 kWh is felt. Although the more expensive model is also noisier, it charges almost 900 euros, while for the A + model the costs are just over 600 euros.
For all information, please refer to the official page: PAC AN112 Silent by De Longhi. We have recommended this product because it has a power of 11,000 BTUs and thus can easily cool even larger rooms.
Silent portable air conditioners
Quiet portable air conditioners can hide some deception! The models we have reported also have the wording "Silent", this is perfect for keeping the temperature constant but only when the environment has already been cooled. In practice it is true, they are very quiet but, in this mode, only a fan works that can keep the environment cool.
To understand how much it isnoisy a portable air conditionerit is important to read the energy label. The last pictogram at the bottom left expresses the sound emission.
The sound emission level is expressed in decibels. To give you an example of the quietest devices on the market, we provide you with the sound emission data of the De Longhi in class A + reported above. This device emits 63 dB when running at full capacity, in Silet mode, it does not cause any discomfort because it becomes really silent as explained above. How to quantify 63 dB? Think that in the house, during the day, the noise level always reaches 50 dB. If you live in a residential neighborhood, at night, the perceived noise level is 40 dB. 63 dB is the noise level you can hear in an operations office or listening to a quiet conversation between two people.
Portable air conditioners without hose
When it comes toportable air conditioners without hosewe tend to get a little confused. In reality, there are no totally tubeless portable air conditioners. The words "portable air conditioner without hose "it refers to that monobloc that does not need a system (wall pipe).
All portable hoseless air conditioners have a hose that can be placed near a window. For all the details we refer to the page: portable air conditioners without hose.
Household appliances energy labels
On the subject ofenergy labels of household applianceswe point out the cards and instructions to understand the consumption and characteristics of various electrical appliances.
- Vacuum cleaner energy label
- Refrigerator energy label
- Oven energy label
- Washing machine energy label
- TV energy label
- Dishwasher energy label
- Extractor hoods energy label