Portable Air Conditioner – A Recommended Cooling Option
A portable air conditioner is different from a window air conditioning unit. You can move a portable air conditioner from one room to another. A portable air conditioner gives you the option of mobile cooling. Moving it is not a problem as it has small wheels and can be easily maneuvered in and around the house. The pros and cons of a portable air conditioner are as follows: The Pros
1.You do not have to make a hole in your wall for a portable air conditioner. In addition, it does not spoil the view of your window.
2.No need to buy or mount a separate air conditioner for each wall as this can be moved from room to room.
3.Is much cheaper than a central air conditioner. The Cons 1.It is definitely noisier than a ductless air conditioner as it is a self-contained unit and the compressor is within the main unit itself. 2.Slightly higher in costs. The difference is slight. 3.The hot air must be vented outside via a pipe or through the door. Energy Efficiency and Other Costs A portable air conditioner is as energy efficient as a window air conditioner. Recent developments have increased the EER (energy efficiency ratio) of portable air conditioners to 12 whereas earlier anything up to 6 or 7 was considered good. If you choose an air conditioner with an energy star, it means that this meets the standards set by the US environmental Protection agency. You can buy a standard unit for around $300. If you pay more, you can get more energy efficient varieties. So even if you pay more now, you are going to be saving a lot of money via you energy bills. Therefore, it is a good bargain in the end. What capacity do I need for my bedroom? Although a company representative will visit your place and advice you on the type you require for your bedroom, it is still better to have a bit of information on the same. You can buy a one having a capacity of 8000BTU for a room having an area of 300 sq ft.
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