Buying a portable air conditioner
Portable air conditioners are great for any type of room. They can be moved from one place to another and can be found in a wide range of capacities, from 8.000 to 42.
Choosing the right size
The size of the air conditioners depends on the square footage and can also be influenced by insulation and climate. For a 150 square feet area you will need a smaller unit, of around 8.000 BTUs, and for a 500 square feet room 14.000 BTUs.
Some of the features are:
- Air Filters and purification
- Remote control
- Eco-friendly R410a refrigerant
- Digital thermostat
- Condensate drain tube
One of the most important features that can be found in any air conditioner is air filtering. This is more helpful is you live in a dusty and windy area. Also the air filter helps people with respiratory problems.
Almost every air conditioner found on the market can be controlled by an air conditioner. This adds a little to the comfort.
Eco friendly units that use R410 refrigerants represent no danger to the atmosphere.
Digital thermostats are great for programming your air conditioner to start cooling the air at a certain temperature and also they have a timer, allowing you to program the unit to start at any chosen hour in the day.
Drain pans are a great components that avoid any water spilling on the floor. The water results from the condensation. The drain pan needs to be emptied once in a while.There are models that have a self evaporation feature, reducing the water produced from condensation. These units require less attention.
The costs for cooling power can be calculated by dividing their price by the number of BTUs.
Also operating costs can be calculated. Just find an average cost and then compare it to the actual costs of the new unit. Energy Star units are more energy efficient than other models.
Usually you can purchase portable air conditioners at a price that ranges from $300 to $1300 and also industrial units with a price of $3000 to $8000.