Portable AC Units

In the heat of summer, air conditioners become a necessity for everyone. And nowadays, a house doesn’t seem just as friendly without one. But air conditioners are quite expensive and it is difficult for most people to afford more than one. Then what can be done when a person needs to move to a room that does not have an AC? The answer is a portable air conditioner.

Portable air conditioners are becoming largely popular all over the world mainly because of the fact that they are not fixed to a single room. Therefore people can take them to which ever room they desire. They are also nicknamed “windowless” air conditioners because plainly, they don’t require windows. They are mostly suited to people living alone in a home as getting central air conditioning may be less effective as well as expensive.

One of the main advantages that portable AC units contain when compared with window ACs is that they require very little amount of installation as well as providing mobility of the unit. Portable AC’s are generally made small, being about one to two feet wide and about three to four feet tall. They are also made lightweight so that they are easier handle and move around. Few of the better renowned portable AC manufacturers are Fedders, Delonghi and Toyotomi.

Portable AC units also carry a number of other interesting benefits. They are able to remove any unwanted smell or smoke from a room. This is because of the AC’s regular operation effect. If placed correctly it will suck in any foul smell and remove it out an open window which will create an air flow current that will also help introduce fresh air into the room. Otherwise, if the air is blown out through an outlet pipe, it will cool the room instead.

Portable cooling units also work wonders in rooms that require supplemental cooling. This basically means rooms that are already cooled by a central AC system but still require an added cooler. This can commonly be seen in many office buildings in rooms that contain too many employees for the cooling system to handle. Such units are also commonly seen in rooms that contain any form of equipment that generate its own heat. Rooms that contain large machinery such as corporate photocopy machines, laboratories and even kitchens normally contain portable coolers.

Even though portable AC’s may seem to be a great help to many individuals, they do carry a number of disadvantages when compared to conventional air conditioners. However, they are all disadvantages which can be helped.

Portable air conditioners are excellent at cooling a person if they are sitting right in front of it. However, they will have practically zero effect in reducing the overall temperature of the room. This is mainly because the hot air the unit ejects from its rear or sides will be blown right back into the room; thus having negligible effect on the room. This problem can easily be countered by attaching an outlet pipe to the system which leads out a wall. Most manufacturers already have this in mind and provide such a pipe with every portable AC unit.

The other problem that comes with portable coolers is the removal of the moisture. This is one of the better renowned problems as dry air is much cooler when compared to humid air. Also, many people have had a drop or two spilled on them while standing under a leaky AC moisture removal pipe. The usual method followed to remove the liquid with such portable units is a bucket which is able to store the liquid until removed by the user. Many advanced portable AC’s are able to redirect the liquid over the condenser of the cooler which heats the liquid into a vapor. This vapor is then removed through the heat vent.

Even though portable AC units contain a few downsides, they are undoubtedly outweighed by their benefits. They are significantly better and more efficient than central cooling systems in many occasions and are certainly worth throwing a glance or two while shopping for an air conditioner.

This Portable AC Units Review is Written/Updated on May 6th, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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