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Portable Air Conditioning Units To Cool Difficult Areas

Portable Air Conditioning Units are becoming popular since there are many different types of rooms, buildings or spaces that are not designed to allow typical types of air conditioners to be installed. This may be because there isn’t a large window for typical window mount units, or your room is not in an area where a through-the-wall air conditioner could be mounted. This is often the case for basements or second or higher stories. The home or building may not be suitable for a forced air or conventional type of air conditioning for a variety of reasons. With the summer cooling season just around the corner, now is a good time to evaluate your cooling needs for the upcoming season.

Portable Air Conditioning Units Are Competitively Priced

Portable Air Conditioning UnitsNew technology now allows the option of cooling rooms using portable air conditioning units. These portable air conditioning units are not much more expensive than window or through the wall units. They have the added benefit of being moved from room to room, which may result in overall energy saving since only the required area is cooled.

Portable air conditioning units do not need any type of permanently mounted outside air exchange. This means they do not need to be attached to a window ledge or through the wall to the outside. Portable air conditioning units need to release the hot air outside, however this is done by a simple flexible hose attached to the back of the unit. The other end of the hose is placed through the window, allowing the system to get rid of the hot air and prevent warming in the areas around the portable air conditioning units.

Portable air conditioning units are identical to window mounted, wall mounted or forced air systems. The system draws in air and removes the heat from the air.  It then runs the air through the cold side of the unit to cool the air and blows the cool air back into the room. Through this process water is removed from the air that collects either in a tray at the base of the unit or is partially evaporated and released with the hot air through the flexible hose.

Portable air conditioning units that use this method are easier to maintain.  There is less need to continually check the water levels in the collection tray during operation. If you cannot access the outside of the building through a window, the non-evaporative portable air conditioning units may be more practical. Care must be taken to avoid venting the humid air near drop ceilings or any vents to the attic to prevent adding additional moisture to these areas of the house or building.

Some of the newer portable air conditioning units also double as heaters, dehumidifiers and even fans. Looking at the features of each unit will help determine which is the best possible option for your needs.

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