Do you just need a cool night to get sound sleep? Or are there only a few summer weeks when the heat becomes too much to bear? Then a portable air conditioner may be just what you need.
A central HVAC system to cool your entire home may sound like the sensible option. But central cooling systems are very expensive. If you only need a few rooms cool or you only need air conditioning a few weeks a year, portable air conditions can be a much more cost-effective option. In addition, a portable air conditioner can be the right solution if you already have a central HVAC system but have a room that is still difficult to keep cool enough or if you have periodic weekends full of guests and need a little extra boost.
No Installation Required
One of the most appreciated aspects of portable air conditioners is they are pretty much ready to go as soon as you open the box. Poor installation and maintenance are top contributors to central air systems underperforming. The ease and simplicity of portable air conditioning gives you confidence your unit is up and running quickly and at its best.
Portable and Convenient
Using window air conditioners to cool your home means either buying multiple units so all the rooms you use routinely are cool enough to enjoy or containing your lifestyle to just one or two of the rooms in your home during the hot summer months. Portable air conditioners give you the freedom to cool the room you are currently using and then later to conveniently move the unit to the next room. For example, you can locate your portable unit in your office for the day and then easily move it to your family room as everyone returns from school and work to enjoy the cool air for the remainder of the day.
If you love natural light, portable air conditioners allow you to enjoy a cool space without blocking half of your precious window space. Many homeowners associations restrict use of window units because they impact the overall outdoor aesthetics of the home. Portable air conditioners are also a great fit if your home has unique window shapes or sizes. These units can be vented through a very small opening. You also have the option of connecting your portable unit’s venting with an existing vent in your home, such as in the kitchen, to leave all your windows free.
The most obvious benefit of portable air conditioners in regards to energy efficiency is that you can use them to cool very specific areas of your home. Instead of the incurring the cost and energy consumption of a central system, which must cool your whole house regardless of how much of the area you use on a daily basis, you can use a portable unit to cool just the space you use. Be sure to purchase an appropriately sized portable air conditioner for the intended space to maximize energy efficiency.
Consider your routines, environment, home layout and personal preferences when deciding on the best way to cool your home during hot summer days. Portable air conditioners could be your best option for now or even your best solution for the long run.