There are two types of commercial units – air cooled and water cooled ACs – with a rating of 13,000 BTUs to 120,000 BTUs. These high-capacity AC units are meant to cool larger spaces, such as factories and warehouses containing special equipment.
AC machines work by removing warm air from a space and replacing it with cool air, so they need an outlet to get rid of the moisture and hot air. Most residential portable systems are vented using a window vent kit, but there are accessories for sliding door and ceiling ventilation.
Venting of commercial units is usually done through the ceiling. Other types of ventilation systems can be used with these devices depending on the situation. Other components of portable devices include filters, window locks and remote controls.
When looking for the best rated portable air conditioner units, it is important that you consider the square footage that can be cooled by the device as well as the cooling power. Fortunately, these parameters usually coincide in that a larger BTU is associated with a larger cooling space.
Portable coolers have a number of advantages over traditional cooling systems. Aside from the mobility factor, these devices make it possible for the user to spot-cool areas that are currently occupied, as opposed to cooling the entire building.
In commercial establishments, these devices can be used to cool areas with special equipment that are prone to overheating.