These appliances were first introduced approximately seven decades ago and have evolved throughout the years with new developments in industry technology. Ductless systems have become very popular with consumers, as have portable and central air cooling systems.
Comparing Portable Units to Ductless Systems
The size of the room will often dictate which type of system will be the best option.
A ductless unit does not require the installation of ductwork to control inside temperature. The system has a unit inside and a unit outside. These coolers are suitable for installation in an existing window or on a wall. Installation is permanent, so these types of coolers are not portable and cannot be moved easily to another location.
We recently evaluated GE ductless air conditioning systems. These energy efficient units are built with numerous features for convenient operation, including remote controls and easy to clean filters.
This type of cooling system is adequate for most large rooms and in some cases, a small house. They are often installed in schools and hotels, but they are also popular with office building owners. These coolers provide more security than window units while saving on energy usage. Installation is simple and consumers enjoy minimal maintenance when installing these types of coolers.
Many consumers who need an air conditioner purchase portable units for use in warehouses, computer server storage rooms and apartments. Individuals should know they have to cut a hole in a wall to install a ductless system.
Consumers who want to purchase an air cooling system that can handle cooling the air in a small space and that requires minimal maintenance often opt to install portable units. These coolers are easy to move to a different location at any time. When purchasing this type of system, consumers should keep in mind that they will need to install the unit in a location that has proper ventilation within seven feet.