Comfort inside the home is a top priority. During the hot months, you’ll want it cool and comfortable indoors, and air conditioners are the most effective way to cool down a room or living space.
Air conditioners are a marvel of modern technology and it’s easy to choose the right one. Window and wall air conditioners are powerful enough to provide cooling air for a large room, and are portable enough that you can change rooms rather quickly. Window-mounted air conditioners are inserted right inside a window and steadily blast the room with cool air. And through-the-wall air conditioners typically have more power than a window unit, providing up to 24,000 BTU. Despite this hike in power, they remain extremely affordable and are energy efficient.
Portable air conditioners are growing in popularity, and with so many positive features, you’ll be able to see why they’re showing up in rooms everywhere. They crank out up to 14,000 BTU, create up to 360 CFM, and can literally be placed and moved anywhere you want them. With features like programmable timers, washable pre-filters, and reasonable sizes and weights, portable air conditioners are being used in more and more offices and residences across the country.
What is BTU?
BTU is short for British Thermal Unit, a measurement of the quantity of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at sea level.
What are energy efficient ratings?
Energy efficiency ratings (EER) measure the amount of electricity required by an air conditioning unit to provide the desired cooling level in BTUs. The higher an EER, the more energy efficient a unit is.
How energy efficient are portable air conditioners?
Just look at the unit’s EER. The higher the EER, the more efficient it is.
What’s a portable air conditioner?
Just like it sounds, a portable air conditioner is a unit that’s mobile and doesn’t require permanent installation. These units usually have caster wheels for easy portability and stand 28” to 34” tall.
Do portable air conditioners require outside venting?
Yes, and if the portable air conditioner isn’t able to vent the hot air it’s pumping out to somewhere, its effectiveness drops dramatically. Put another way, if a portable air conditioner runs in a room without a vent, only the area directly in front of it will get cooled, while the rest of the room will remain warm.