Benefits of Portable Air Conditioners
These air conditioning units are electrical and people often love how convenient and user-friendly they can be. Some of the latest trends show that homeowners prefer portable AC machines over costlier, central AC systems.
You can move these AC units from room to room with ease and given that many designs have wheels, creating a living environment that is both comfortable and cool has never been this simple.
Offering effective area cooling, portable ACs can be moved into almost any room that requires heat relief. These are commonly used in offices, apartments and homes where central, wall or window units are neither practical nor desired.
Are there any other functions that portable ACs include?
Most definitely! Currently, many ACs are doing far more than just cooling rooms down, because they can also serve as dehumidifiers, heaters and even fans.
Mobile ACs that can dehumidify can lower temperatures in rooms through a refrigeration cycle and this makes the processed air much less humid. As a result, this produces lower humidity levels and this can be very appealing if you happen to live in a very humid area and want to have the functionality and benefits of both an air conditioner and a dehumidifier.
If you are looking for an AC that is multi-purpose, then make sure to pay careful attention to the features that have been listed for each AC model in order to make sure that it will be right for you.
How does a portable AC work?
There are two main components in a moveable AC: an exhaust hose that expels heat and a box-like frame that is used to hold cold and hot air in the unit. The exhaust hose must be vented near a window so that the hot air is not being circulated back through the room.
As these air conditioning systems cool air, they take out water and use the majority of the air to cool the unit itself, allowing it to cool more efficiently. The remaining condensate (water vapor that will be turned into a liquid) can be disposed of in the following ways:
1. A tray or bucket inside of the portable unit collects the water and will need to be emptied at some point.
2. Evaporated water can alternatively be funneled through the primary venting hose and out through an opening or window.
Although traditional installation is not necessary for these units, people should remember that the external exhaust will have to be adjusted to another window or opening every time the unit is moved from one room to the next.
The good news is that every portable AC unit comes with its own window adapter kit that is easy to use and certain to keep the unit held firmly in place. These kits can additionally come with insulation when used in windows that are partially open.