The air conditioner is an important appliance for home and office. Without these devices during the summer months people will be subject to uncomfortable temperatures. The heat and humidity may even cause an inability to function properly in a given room due to this discomfort. Unfortunately, many people either don’t have the means or the set-up to install a window based air conditioning unit. Due to this fact they will either have to suffer or purchase an appliance known as a portable air conditioner.
An air conditioning unit that is portable in nature can be used in any room that has an electrical outlet, unlike a window based version. These types of units are relatively cheap and do not require any sort of installation beyond simply plugging it in. There is no adjustment in a window, risk of window or unit damage, or unsightly support beams that are the hallmark of many self installs of window units. Further, there is no need to wait for a professional installer to place the device.
These types of air conditioning unit only require a reasonably flat surface, a wall outlet, and somewhere that the exhaust can blow out. Some of these appliances utilize an exhaust hose that can be extended over distance. This allows them to be used in an interior room while the exhaust is sent out of an exterior window. Without such an extension the device will need to be operated near a window for the exhaust to exit the room.
These appliances can be taken anywhere that an electrical outlet can be used. This means that it may even be useful to keep a tent cool when camping or to condition the air inside a recreation vehicle with internal power supply that meets standard electrical current usage measures for typical appliances. A portable air conditioner is best used during hot summer days, but it can be of use during warm days when it is very human as well. This will allow a cool refreshing blast of cold air to help beat the heat on those hot summer days and nights.
It is important to hear one of these appliances in operation before purchasing it, however. While they are often cited as being perfect alternative to window based devices, they are sometimes quite loud when operating. Some brands are whisper quiet but they tend to cost more. For most people there will need to be a happy medium between affordability and noise. No matter what type of conditioning unit is purchased the end result is a cooler, less sticky, room.
Author: Art Jones