Portable Air Coolers

What do you do when summer is here and the sweltering heat is almost unbearable? Do you swim in cool water, stay outside lazing about under a shade tree? It would be wonderful to say that, in all instances, you can stay inside in a centrally heated facility and luxuriate in the artificially cooled air. Unfortunately people around the world and in the United States, central air conditioning is an unheard of luxury. Or, in other cases, while central air conditioning is installed and in use, sometimes it is not useful to use it. Say, for example, in an industrial setting where the presence of chemicals, saw dust and other air contaminants necessitate the windows being open, or in a home where a need for open air or perhaps a desire to cut down on air conditioning electricity bills has the home owners deciding to skimp on the central air conditioning until the very last minute.

Luckily for people who can’t or won’t use central air, there is a wonderful way to stay cool in the home without resorting to going out and finding a tall shade tree or an old fashioned swimming hole. Instead, they can utilize the services of a portable air conditioner.

Portable air conditioners are, unsurprisingly, just what they sound like. Instead of being installed in a window or installed within the walls of the house like what we think of as traditional air conditioning units, portable air conditioners can actually be moved within a house, industrial setting, or office. Portable air conditioners are handy in a variety of situations, not just the ones mentioned above. For example, if a person lives alone in a large house, he or she may not want to turn on the central air conditioning in that large house if they are simply going to spend all day in one room. Instead, this person could simply move their portable air conditioner to that room. This option is also a much more environmentally friendly or “green” option when compared to wasting all that electricity to cool an entire house with just one person inside it.

While all portable air conditioners use what is called a compressor-based refrigerant system to cool the air where they are located, there are two common types of portable air conditioners. Both split and hose forms of portable air conditioners use air to exchange heat just like a traditional air conditioner does, but in other ways the two types of portable air conditioners vary.

A split system portable air conditioner is a unit on wheels. It is connected to what we would think of as a traditional air conditioning system via flexible pipes, and is quite similar to a permanently installed air conditioning system. As you can well imagine, if you wish to trek all over the house with a portable air conditioner, the split system air conditioner is not the best choice. The fact that they have to remain attached to an outdoor system significantly limits their mobility. Think of the difference between an analog phone with a cord and a cell phone.

Hose system portable air conditioners, on the other hand, are vented to the outdoors using air ducts. There are two types of hose system portable air conditioners. The monoblock portable air conditioners collect water taken from the air in a tray and simply let people know that the tray is full in a handy way – they stop functioning. Assumedly, the person in the house notices that the portable air conditioner is no longer working when they start to feel hot. The Air-to-Air portable air conditioner, on the other hand, re-evaporates the water and is by far considered a handier choice of portable air conditioner.

This Portable Air Coolers Review is Written/Updated on Jun 12th, 2011 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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