We know that the coziness in every home and building is due largely to the optimum temperature and humidity of the air. During the colder months, it is important for the buildings to be heated in the most appropriate manner so as to secure the comfort of the residents.
In addition to that, in a building that is heated, insulated and ventilated in the proper manner, no excess moisture is held and the possibility for formation of mold and mildew is very limited.
The air conditioners that are available on the market are becoming more efficient, both for cooling and for heating of the premises. It is very important how and where the air conditioners are installed in order to save space, to organize an optimal interior layout and to create comfort to the residents.
The condensation from the air conditioners should most appropriately be brought out to the water pipes or the drainage system, so that not to produce wet puddles under the outdoor unit of the air conditioner.
Furthermore, from a purely aesthetic point of view and also for safety reasons, it is preferable that all cables and pipes of the air conditioners to be hidden inside the wall itself.
The position of the air conditioners should be selected in such a way so that their work should not disturb the residents and should not cause discomfort by direct blowing, cooling or heating.
During the installation of the air conditioners, their location must be consistent with the location of the outer walls. As a rule, the air conditioners are always installed on an outer wall – that wall of the room that gets the coldest in winter.
Exceptions can be made only at the presence of French windows along the entire facade of the building. Then, in order not to disturb the aesthetics of the façade, it is acceptable for the air conditioners to be installed on the adjacent walls.
The integrated under floor and built-in wall heating are also suitable option for the heating of the premises, especially in cases where the premises are small and every centimeter is valuable for the residents.
With that option of heating, the good insulation of the external walls remains very important to avoid the water condensation on these walls during the colder months of the year.
In recent years, a lot has been said about the efficiency of the heating appliances. The truth is that any type of heating is effective when it is designed and implemented well, in accordance to the specific characteristics of the property and the needs of the occupants or users.