Portable units can be used in almost anywhere, including family rooms, bedrooms, computer rooms, garage, attic, office, and wine cellar among other locations.
What are the advantages of using a portable unit?
Since portable ac units can be operated independently of central systems, then you are able to target specific areas much easier. With a central air system, cooling usually results in wide fluctuations in temperature, creating a cool/warm effect. This is so because the thermostat cycles “on” and “off”. Less energy is also utilized by portable units, in comparison to other types of units.
Can a portable A/C clean your air?
DeLonghi portable A/Cs all include a HEPA-grade air filter. With a built-in dehumidifier, they can operate with air conditioning or without. These units would be considered to be the best portable air conditioner for wine cellar.
What is a BTU?
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) defines the amount of heat that is required to raise the temperature of one pound of water, by one degree. The cooling power of a unit is determined by the BTU rating – the higher the BTU is, the faster and easier it will be able to cool a room.
The measurement of the typical heat gain that one person at rest adds to a room, is about 230 BTUs per hour. Therefore a 10,000 BTU unit, has the capability to remove 10,000 BTUs of heat each hour.
The selection of the correct BTU rating for your unit is very important, as if it is too low, the A/C will not be able to efficiently cool the room. On the other hand, if it is too high, there is the possibility of the A/C freezing over, and before it starts working again, some time will have to pass so it can thaw off.