Portable Air Conditioners: Warnings You Should Not Ignore

One of the main drawbacks of portable air conditioners is the low ratings for energy efficiency. Not only do they take up space, these devices waste more energy and are louder than central air conditioners. A more sustainable alternative is energy-efficient air conditioning installation by a certified expert.

Here are other important residential air conditioning warnings you should not ignore.

Do Portable Air Conditioners Exhaust Cool Air Out of the Room?

All air conditioners move heat to the outside. The cooling capacity of an A/C unit is indicated by its BTU/h rating. This figure reflects how much heat can be removed from a room per hour. The higher the BTU rating, the more power is consumed by the air conditioner. The consumed power from the portable A/C unit generates extra heat that must be removed from the room through a hose.

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Comment by Franco Oyuela on February 4, 2019 at 4:05pm

Benefits of Portable Air Conditioners:

1. No Restrictions
Many apartment buildings, HOA’s, and even city ordinances do not allow you to have a window air conditioner. Portable air conditioning units are a great alternative as they do not protrude from the outside of your home. Also, as their name suggests, they’re portable so it’s easy to relocate them from room to room.

2. A Small Unit for a Small Space
Portable air conditioners are perfect if you live in a small space. There’s also no permanent installation required so set up is extremely quick and easy.

3. Cut Costs and Keep Cool
Portable air conditioners are being used for economic reasons as well. They are great supplements to central air conditioning systems, which can be very expensive to run when they’re working hard to cool your entire house. On days when you only need cooling for one or two rooms, portable air conditioners are a great companion to central air, allowing you to significantly lower your central unit usage.

4. Alternative On-the-Go Cooling
Many RVs, travel trailers, or pop-up campers have unreliable cooling systems, if they have one at all. Whether your on-the-go lifestyle is a temporary vacation or a permanent home, you’ll want to be comfortable in your space. A portable air conditioner offers a unique cooling solution perfect for the small living spaces within recreational vehicles.

5. Cools and Dehumidifies at the Same Time
Finally, portable air conditioners not only cool the air, but they also dehumidify it, leaving your space both cool and dry. If you suffer from allergies, it’s important for humidity levels to remain low.

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