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Stiftung Warentest: Which air conditioner has the best price-performance ratio? In the climate test from 2020, experts reveal which product keeps your head cool:

  • Stiftung Warentest have 10 in 2020 Air conditioning tested – including mobile “monoblocks” and permanently installed “split systems”
  • Experts | investigated Air conditioning various Brands on efficiency, performance and handling
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different air conditioning systems? And what product it is Winner in test 2020?

Of Summer scratch the temperature records again, quite Germany seeking cooling. Rarely have we spent as much time at home as during corona times and home office. If the thermometer breaks the 35 degree mark, then hand it in simple fan often no longer enough. Therefore, more and more are considering one air conditioning. But which devices have the best Price-performance ratio? Is it enough cheaper mobile air conditioner – or you have to dig deeper in your pocket and get one permanently installed air conditioning purchase? Stiftung Warentest have tested several products – with this one test result:

Editor’s note

This article was originally published in August 2020. Since it is still relevant to our readers, the editors have updated it.

Stiftung Warentest: Air conditioning in the test 2020 – how the air conditioning was tested

As reported by HEIDELBERG24, for “test” edition 07/2020 10 air conditioners tested by Stiftung Warentest, incl four mobile air conditioners (“Monoblocks”) as well six permanently installed units (“Split Models”). The devices are made of Stiftung Warentest checked for environmental and energy efficiency as well as for cooling performance and handling.

Units were tested famous brands – such as Toshiba, LG, Panasonic or De’Longhi in a 14 square meter room. that the performance of the air conditioners was tested at a set room temperature of 24 degrees with a starting temperature of 35 degrees.

In summer, it is of course not only important to keep a cool head. The right sun protection also makes the difference, especially for the little ones. Stiftung Warentest tested 17 sunscreens for children – with this result.

Stiftung Warentest: Mobile air conditioners in the 2020 test – benefits and test winners

that Experts from Stiftung Warentest talk to each other Air conditioning test clear to them permanently installed split units that reached the target of 24 degrees room temperature after an average of 7 minutes. Mobile air conditioners in the test, however, it took between 40 and 80 minutes to cool down. Nevertheless, the so-called monoblocks There are also advantages: the tested units are available in hardware stores and electronics stores from around 315 euros.

The structure is uncomplicated and the interior mobile air conditioners The refrigerant used, should it ever escape, is much less harmful to the climate than the hydrocarbons in the split units.

To Stiftung Warentest the mobile air conditioners are only worth using some warm daysbecause they are less efficient, have a high power consumption and because of their volume can also disturb sleep. Compared to the permanently installed air conditioners test winner therefore only “satisfactory” among the monoblocs.

The best device – the De’Longhi Pinguino PAC N90ECO Silent – gets the grade 3.5. The loser in the test (“inadequate”, 4.8) is the air conditioner “Impuls 2.6 Eco R290” from Suntec Wellness. In the summer of 2020, the experts also tested 31 types of mineral water – with some frightening results.

Stiftung Warentest: Permanently installed air conditioning in the 2020 test – benefits and test winners

For permanent use recommend the experts from Stiftung Warentest so-called split units, i.e permanently installed air conditioning systems. Noisy Review they cool down rooms in a short time and effectively bring heat outside. They are also suitable for larger rooms.

disadvantages of split units are for example: the high price – the units in the 2020 test cost between 1,300 and over 2,800 euros – as well as complex installation, which must only be carried out by specialists. Tenants must also obtain permission from their landlord to install a fixed air conditioner.

Stiftung Warentest compared 10 air conditioners (symbol photo) © Alphaspirit/dpa

To best split unit in the climate test is the device off Daikin (FTXP25M5V1B (IG) – RXP25M 5V1B (AG)) with the grade “good” (2.0) – closely followed by the air conditioning from Toshiba (RAS-10PKVPG-E (IG) – RAS-10PAVPG-E (AG)) with a 2.1. The loser in the Stiftung Warentest was the shared device for mobile use from the Swegon brand (“Air Blue Ulisse 13DCI Eco”) with the test grade “adequate” (4.0).

If air conditioning is too expensive or too complex to set up, you can of course also use a fan. Stiftung Warentest has chosen this model as the test winner among the fans. Öko-Test also examined types of flour*, with some brands rated poorly.

Another household appliance is indispensable for many people: the dishwasher. Stiftung Warentest recently also tested which tabs are most suitable.

Stiftung Warentest: Air conditioning test 2020 – these are the test winners in the divided units:

  • Panasonic CS-Z25TKEW (IG); CU-Z25TKE (AG): “Good” (grade 2.5) for 2,510 euros
  • Daikin FTXM25M (IG); RXM25M (AG): “Satisfactory” (grade 2.6) at 2,330 euros
  • Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-LN25VGW (IG); MUZ-LN25VG (AG): “Satisfactory” (grade 2.6) For 2,820 euros
  • Hitachi RAK-25PED (IG); RAC-25WED (AG): “Satisfactory” (grade 2.8) for 1,360 euros

In the longer term, the experts from Stiftung Warentest recommend using structural heat protection such as roller shutters, awnings, UV films and insulation. If permanently installed split units are too expensive or too complex, monoblocks can be used for individual hot days:

Stiftung Warentest: Air conditioning test 2020 – these are the test winners for monoblocks:

  • De’Longhi PAC EX100 Silent: “Satisfactory” (grade 2.8) for 610 euros
  • Comfee Environmentally friendly: “Satisfactory” (grade 2.9) for 806 euros

Air conditioning and the coronavirus: do viruses multiply in air conditioning?

Especially in times of corona pandemic there is a big concern about that Air conditioning contributes to the spread of viruses could. But like quoting it Federal Environmental Agency and The Robert Koch Institute reported, this concern is unfounded. According to the report, the risk is that air conditioning Coronavirus distributed in the room, low – provided that the systems are professionally installed and maintained.

through fresh air supply would even dilute viral load in space. Has a air conditioning But without the supply of fresh air, viruses could be transported better through the room. (kab) *HEIDELBERG24 is part of the Ippen Digitel network.

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