Is a Portable Air Conditioner a Real Option?
If you want to stay cool and dry, the straightforward solution is air conditioning. It’s in the car, the office, the store; so having the convenience and comfort of AC at home has become SOP. Even today, not every home has AC installed. But with a portable air conditioner, you can even have climate control in a tent!
So what’s holding you back?
If you want to install an air conditioning unit, you should consider a few basics before you start. Do you own or rent? Are you going to be there for a long time or are you moving soon? What is your budget? All too often, the answer to the last question takes over from all the others. But if you want AC and cannot afford the large initial cost of a standard installation, then one of the best alternative choices would be to install a portable air conditioner.
A portable air conditioner, also called a mobile air conditioner, is a perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy the benefits of a standard air conditioner at minimum cost. It is also very helpful for those who are renting or have a move in the near future.
So what are some of the advantages of installing a portable air conditioner?
One of the great things about portable air conditioners is that they can be installed in practically any room in a matter of minutes. The main factor limiting placement is having a window or door to the outside. Since all the components of this system are in one cabinet, the heat exchanger, which is mounted outside in standard installations, needs to be vented. It’s like the exhaust on a car. If you don’t get it outside, things will heat up. But once it’s vented, you can put it in almost any room.
Portable air conditioners are easy to use. Since most units are relatively lightweight, one can be easily shifted from one room to another in order to use it according to your convenience. Further, the bottom of the unit will be designed in such a way that it does not cause any scratching to your floor with wheels or glides. Another benefit of this type of AC unit is that it consists of very few components. Therefore, it is easy to take care of. In fact, you won’t have to spend much on repairing or maintaining them.
They even have benefits you can’t get from a standard AC installation!
Perhaps the most significant benefit, after the cost of installation, is the cost of using a portable air conditioner. They enable you to keep down the energy bills, as its functioning uses much less electricity than larger units. Another benefit of a portable air conditioner is that it will also help to eliminate odors as a result of cooking, smoke, and other pollutants. This is due to its capability to absorb air from the room and blow it outside.
Whether a portable air conditioner serves as a supplemental cooling source to other types of air conditioners or as the primary source, the benefits are well worth looking into!