Purchasing a permanent cooling system is expensive. With installation, a system for a medium sized business can run as high as $12,000. In areas where the temperature rises for only a couple of weeks out of the year, company owners resist making such a large financial investment.
Business owners worried about cash flow put off spending until they absolutely have to. Purchasing an air conditioning system does not become a priority until the weather becomes hot. Summer is a busy time for installers and consumers who want service often have to wait.
Portable ac units (like the Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)) provide multiple benefits to any business owner. Some units can cost up to 75 percent less than installing a central system.
No set up or installation is required with a portable air conditioner. Simply place it in the desired location, plug it into the nearest electrical outlet and turn the unit on.
These units are versatile. They can be moved to wherever they are needed quickly and easily.
Operating expensive is minimal with a portable system. Consumers save money because they are not paying to cool the whole building when cold air is needed only in specific areas.
If a portable ac unit is not a viable option, the employer can always invest in The Original Handy Cooler Small Fan & Mini-Air Conditioner, Black for all of the employees. These little gadgets can keep people cool inside their cubicles and they run on battery power.
There was a time when many businesses did not have cooling systems in place. Business owners were willing to let their employees suffer through the heat. There are no regulations requiring them to keep the workplace at a comfortable temperature but productivity suffers when employees are physically uncomfortable at work. Portable units are cost effective allowing company owners to effectively meet the needs of their employees.
A portable system can go anywhere it is needed. It is less expensive to purchase and operate than a central air system.
Depending on the nature of the business, a cooler may be necessary to preserve inventory. This is especially true if the company has a need to store perishable items that may spoil or sensitive equipment that may malfunction if it overheats.