Before the portable AC units were introduced onto the market, people had no way of economizing their system of cooling just one room in their home. Their only option was to run the entire central air system, which would naturally cool down every room in the house, even if it wasn’t being used. That’s a huge waste of energy. The wall units could handle one room at a time, but installing one in every room of the house is not practical, and they also tend to over-cool a smaller room, putting out much more energy than was necessary.
Portable ACs are very convenient indeed. They require no installation. They’re ready to use right out of the box. They are a lot more energy efficient than regular units, which looks good on your electric bill during the hot summer months. The portable air conditioner power consumption is far less than any other type of air conditioning unit.
Today these units come with casters or wheels for easy moving. They are fairly small and will fit nearly anyplace out of the way in a room. The BTUs (British Thermal Units) are how cooling capacity s measured, and most of these units carry a capacity of anywhere between 6,000 and 60,000 BTUs. There are many sizes and models to choose from.
A unit carrying an 8,000 BTU capacity like the Honeywell MF08CESWW 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control – White, could cool down a 10X12 foot room quite easily, and quickly too. Additionally, these units also carry temperature controls that are easily adjusted to control the temperature and cut back on wasteful energy use.
There are a lot of advantages to having one of the portable AC units. Their mobility and light weight make them a household treasure, especially when you need to move from one room to another fairly often. They are easily stored and can be set up just about anywhere you need them.
In spite of their small size, these units really can put out some air, staying very competitive with their larger wall mounted counterparts and central air systems. They also require much less maintenance and take far less electricity to operate.
If there is any disadvantage to be found, it could possibly be the noise level of some of these units during operating times. Some can even sound as loud as the larger regular units. The consumer reports found on various models will give you an idea of their noise level rating. Most retailers who sell these units will have display models that they will let you turn on to see how loud they are when running. You can always find out more information by going online and doing some searching on your own. Just type ‘Portable Air Conditioners’ into your favorite search engine, and you’ll be certain to find out all you need to know.