Some people take central air conditioning for granted, but not all offices and home are equipped with this type of cooling system. Consumers have multiple options for choosing ways to keep the home cool during the hottest months of the year.
A variety of energy efficient and cost effective air cooling systems are available for consumers these days. You have the option of selecting from a wide range of window units, portable coolers, and evaporative coolers.
These units are available in any price range to suit any consumer’s budget but some people find it challenging to choose the best system for them. Here is a list of different types of air coolers and their benefits.
Air conditioning units mounted in windows are the most common home coolers after central temperature control systems. These units are affordable and powerful enough to keep any studio apartment or single room cool. This type of unit is the best option for anyone who lives alone or spends the majority of time in one room.
Air conditioners for vertical windows are also very popular for homes that have casement or sliding windows. These units maximize the space available without taking up floor space and additional ventilation is not necessary. They are simple to maintain and programmable units will turn off and on at the desired times.
Our favorite ac for vertical windows is the Frigidaire FRA123KT1 12,000 BTU Casement/Slider Room Air Conditioner with Full-Function Remote Control (115 volts).
Consumers who want more flexibility can choose a portable unit that is easy to relocate to any room. Some buyers us these units to dehumidify the air, remove odors or create more air flow with the oscillating fan. Users must empty the condensation tank on this type of cooler from time to time.
The unit will shut off automatically if the tank is full to avoid water spilling out. Some systems automatically move moist air away from the room. These units need a window ventilation hose for proper function.
An evaporative cooler, or swamp cooler, keeps air cool using a different method. These units do not cool using refrigeration. When water evaporates, it cools the air and the unit directs the cooler air into the room.
These units are more affordable than other types of coolers and they use less power for operation. They require minimal maintenance and repairs are typically inexpensive. The downside is this type of cooler only works when the air is hot and humid.