Faced with very strong market competition and a profusion of models, choosing the right reversible air conditioning can be difficult. There are several devices, which can meet all needs. From the fixed to the mobile model, from the simple to the multi-room, from the visible unit to the one discreetly integrated into the ceiling, there are many choices for heating or cooling your interior. Discover our advice on the different devices available and the prices to expect.
What are the different models of reversible air conditioning?
There are several models of reversible air conditioning.
- Monosplit reversible air conditioning : This popular model consists of two units, one indoors and one outdoors. It makes it possible to air-condition or heat a room, generally the living room, and thus reduce energy consumption while providing a certain comfort.
- Multi-split reversible air conditioning : this model joins the principle of the monosplit, with the difference that if it also has an outdoor unit, it can include up to five indoor units. It therefore makes it possible to heat or cool the whole house. In addition, each unit is independent and has its own adjustment and programming device, which is very comfortable to use.
- Reversible ducted air conditioning : this device is integrated in a false ceiling or in the attic. Reversible air conditioning is therefore integrated into the house without requiring the installation of a visible device. Hot and cold air are circulated through the house through grilles in the ceiling.
- Monoblock reversible air conditioning : this model consists of a single device that heats or cools the room alone. It can be mobile or fixed. When fixed, it is embedded in the wall and remains discreet.
- Mobile reversible air conditioning : this model without work is mobile, as its name suggests, and can therefore be placed anywhere. The one-piece model just has to be plugged in to be turned on. As for the split model, it consists of an indoor unit and an outdoor unit that must be connected to operate.
- Monosplit reversible air conditioning costs between 1,500 and 2,500 euros.
- Multi-split reversible air conditioning costs 3,000 to 6,000 euros for two units. Each additional unit costs 1,600 to 2,500 euros more.
- For ducted reversible air conditioning, count 100 to 200 euros per square meter.
- Monobloc reversible air conditioning is sold for 1,000 to 2,500 euros.
- The purchase of a mobile reversible air conditioning costs 300 to 1,200 euros.
What budget should I plan for reversible air conditioning?
To make real savings over the long term, it is recommended to invest in a quality model. Buying a cheap reversible air conditioning is a bad idea, because its lifespan will be reduced and its maintenance more expensive, not to mention that it will be less efficient. A good appliance should function properly for 5 to 10 years.
How to choose reversible air conditioning?
Making the choice of reversible air conditioning is not easy, because the market is overloaded with products all more different from each other and offering prices varying from simple to double, even triple for similar characteristics. Here are our tips for making the right choice.
To choose your reversible air conditioning, here are the criteria you will need to take into account:
- Seasonal coefficients : take into account the SEER (seasonal coefficient of energy efficiency) which marks the performance of the device in cooling mode, and the SCOP (seasonal coefficient of performance) which marks that in heating mode. Choose a model with a high score, a guarantee of performance.
- The energy class : this ranges from A+++ to D and notes the energy consumption of the device according to the geographical area. Indeed, the air conditioning will consume more or less energy depending on the average outside temperature.
- The noise : the sound level of the device is indicated in decibels. Keep in mind that your air conditioning will run for several hours in the heart of the house. Constant ambient snoring can quickly become difficult to bear.
The aesthetics of the model are up to you. However, if you are planning a construction, it may be wise to opt for a ducted model, which will be discreetly integrated into your home without requiring the addition of a visible appliance.