Free standing air conditioners are not tethered to a wall and can be moved to different parts of your home or office. Each unit is built with its own compressor, blower and other needed electrical components. These types of AC units are relatively inexpensive and are good for keeping certain rooms cooler.
Free standing air conditioner units come with filters that can take out as much as 65 pints of moisture from the surrounding air. Some units have a switch that stays on all the time unless manually turned off. Others also have digital timers that can be set to switch the air on or off at a certain time and day. A number of AC units come with rollers that make them easy to move from one room to the next.
Unlike split AC units and window air conditioners, free standing air conditioners are usually noisier. They can be convenient solutions for cooling one room at a time, and moving them around takes only a few extra minutes.
Many free standing units work on self evaporating technology and can provide efficient cooling without the need to install them permanently. One of these units works on refrigeration mechanics, and it therefore extracts water from the air during the cooling process. The majority of this water gets recycled and helps to make the stand-alone unit run more efficiently.
In most stand-alone AC units, about 70% of the condensed water gets evaporated out with the rest of the air from the exhaust. This mechanism reduces the need to empty the reservoir tank on a regular basis.
Another positive feature of the free standing AC unit is that each one comes with its own built-in water tank. The fixed tank typically has a water tube connected to a drain outlet. The compressor quits operating once the tanks fills to capacity.
The tank then needs to be emptied once the indicator light comes on. This mechanism is not built into every single stand-alone AC unit, so buyers are encouraged to check the manufacturing specifications and instruction manual before making a final purchase decision.
A quality stand-alone air conditioner will cool off and dehumidify space in a home or office. These types of units are designed to last for a long time with the proper basic maintenance. Another alternative for especially humid climates is a unit that dries the air without cooling it, which can be a desired option once the hottest days of summer come to an end. Combined with electric fans, these units can help keep out excessive humidity.