How to Decide If a Portable Air Conditioner Is Right

Mickey | Home Improvement | Monday, February 28th, 2011

If you are looking at cooling systems for your property then at some point you may have to make a decision between buying a fixed or portable air conditioner> How is it best to decide? What factors will affect this decision.

Well, portable air conditioners are now made in quite a few different cooling capacities and you can buy very powerful ones of 16,000 BTU for your business or one as low as 8000 BTU for a small room at home, so there is almost one to fit any situation.

Most fixed air conditioners you’ll buy for your home have a sufficient capacity to cool most rooms within a standard sized house. However with the portable ones you have to be careful – and it’s not just the size of the room that counts. Yes, you will need to measure your room, but you will also have to take into account how got the room gets, how many people use it at the same time and how tall the ceilings are.

For example if you have a small, shaded room that hardly ever sees the sun, with normal height ceilings and which is used by only one person then an 8 to 10,000 BTU will usually suffice. But it may not suffice for a small, sunny room with high ceilings and used by 2 or 3 people at the same time, so take care to analyze your requirements correctly.

Once you have measured your room you can head over to some retailers’ web sites and portable air conditioner reviews and see where your specifications can match up. Choosing the right one is so important as an overly powerful one will cost more at first and in the long run, with monthly bills; an under-powered one will not do the job you want it to do.

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