Portable air conditioners is not as popular as the permanent air conditioners which can be found in various buildings. However, there are actually some great reasons for people owning the portable AC unit. It will be smart choice for people who do not have traditional AC unit in their home. At the same time, they actually can save money and also energy use by using portable unit instead of the traditional one. Because it is not common choice yet to have portable AC unit, people might find difficulty for choosing the best one. There are some factors to consider if they want to buy the portable unit after all.
First of all, people really need to make sure that they involve the cost before they buy any portable AC unit. The portable AC unit is offered for home use and commercial use. Because of the different purposes, it is sure that the price range will be different as well. Nevertheless, there are some elements which can cause price difference of portable AC unit product. The main element cannot be separated from the performance of the portable AC unit. People also have to spend more money if the portable AC unit can also play as dehumidifier and heater.
People can have different reasons for buying portable AC unit. Some people just want to use the unit in a room only and they just look for the way for saving money and energy use by using the portable unit. However, there are some other people who think that they really want to be able for moving the unit from one to another room. In this circumstance, they really need to consider about the size of the unit when buying it. It will be hard for moving the unit if it comes with large size. It is better to measure the space as well before buying the unit for ensuring that it can fit in the spot for long term.
Size of the Room
People maybe will not think hard about the size of the room when they want to buy traditional air conditioner unit. However, we can make sure that room size is very important consideration for buying the portable air conditioner unit. Most portable AC unit is not designed for cooling the entire apartment or house. It will be more useful for cooling certain room. That is why it is better for people to know the performance of the portable AC unit based on the room size for making sure that it is able to keep the room cool. Bigger BTU needed for room with larger size.
Use of Energy
The energy use of portable AC unit will depend on the way people use the portable unit for sure. People need to consider about the energy use of the portable unit because it can affect the energy bills. There is no need to worry because they can make proper consideration about the energy use of the portable unit from the Energy Star rate added to every product. If people want to save energy use with portable unit, they need to choose which comes with thermostat which can be programmed. Proper maintenance will be a great help for saving energy on portable AC unit.
Air conditioner works by venting out the hot air for keeping the room cool. In this circumstance, people have to pay attention about the ventilation of the portable AC unit. Most products come with window venting kit but they need to make sure that they place the unit close to the window. If they want to place it far from the window, they need to consider about the maximum width of the window kit for portable air conditioners.
- Portable air conditioner with auto evaporation system
- 8000 BTU (ASHRAE-128 Standard) / 5500 BTU (DOE 2017 Standard)
- Uses a standard 115-volt/15 amp electrical outlet (6-ft. long power cord)
- Cools a room up to 150 sq. ft. with up to 1.8 pints per hour dehumidification
- Top, inclined air discharge with auto swing louvers helps eliminate hot spots
- 10,000 BTU portable air conditioner cools areas up to 350 sq. ft.
- No bucket, no-drip design uses auto-evaporation system
- Dehumidification up to 70 pints per 24 hours.Full function remote control
- Digital LCD display with feather touch controls
- Refer page 15 of user manual for troubleshooting steps.
- Three operational modes: air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier. This unit can cool up to a 500 square feet space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance)
- Full thermostatic control (61°F - 89°F) with digital readout, 24 hour programmable timer
- Remote control, carbon air filter, washable pre-filter, and product manual packaged inside exhaust hose
- Dehumidifying capacity of 101 pints per day, 3 fan speeds. Includes extendable exhaust and intake hose (up to 60") and window kit (up to 46")
- Maximum power consumption: 1250 W / 10.8 A . Power supply: 115 V / 60Hz / 1 Phase . Max. window kit length = 46" , Min. window kit length = 20".
- This model has cool function only and doesn't have heater
- Portable air conditioner with easy-rolling caster wheels for convenient movement
- 7000 BTU (ASHRAE-128 Standard)
- 3100 BTU (DOE 2017 Standard)
- 6-ft. LCDI power cord with 3-prong grounded plug uses 115V electrical outlet
- Cools a room up to 250 sq. ft. with dehumidification up to 1.5 pints per hour
- Digital controls offer precise temperature adjustments and the remote control lets you control the air Conditioner from across the room
- Self-evaporative system no water tank. The condensing water is recycled to improve the efficiency through cooling condenser
- Over-cold protection three minutes restart Delay function. Wind blows upward and anti-frozen function under cooling
- Unit must be vented to the outside (use included window installation kit and follow detailed installation instructions in the Owner's Manual). Do not use extension cords