Portable ac unit models come in a variety of styles and sizes. Usually, a 12000 BTU air conditioner from Home Depot will cool the average room. You want to get it soon though, so you can get the most use of it throughout the summer.
Before you select a model, you will need to know what it takes to cool the space and which models will be able to maintain the desired level of cooling.
The typical way to select the right model is to match the BTUs with the square footage of the room. However, if a room is located where it gets plenty of direct sun, you may require more cooling capabilities.
A good way to ensure enough cooling power is to find a unit that provides roughly ten percent more than you think you will need. Rooms where additional heat is produced, like the kitchen, will also require additional cooling and more BTUs.
Some of the most popular models currently offered by Home Depot are listed below:
Haier CPN12XH9 12K Portable Air Conditioner– The most outstanding feature of this model is how quietly it operates, too cool a room of about five hundred square feet. Quietness is a desirable feature, as noisy units can interrupt sleep or make it difficult to enjoy an entertainment center.
LG Electronics LP1111WXR 11,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control – White w/Dehumidifier- This model combines features, for an economical way to remove heat and humidity from the room. This feature may make the device more cost effective. Another desirable feature is that it blows cold air in two directions. Casters on the legs make it easier to move from one room to another, if needed.
Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Portable Cooling / Air Conditioner Stand Alone Spot Air Cooler 120V, 60Hz, 12K BTU– This is the most costly model. However, it comes with environmentally friendly chemicals and features. There is no need to empty a catch basin, as the device expels condensation and comes with an internal dehumidifier.
This model is suitable for an office or space with no windows. With a available 12000 BTU air conditioner Home Depot carries, you can stay cooler and more comfortable throughout the warmer months.